Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s island and coastal communities. Through our efforts to support local small business owners and the marine economy, improve broadband connectivity and adaptation to climate impacts, and enhance education and workforce opportunities for students and teachers across the islands, our work helps these communities identify and address the critical challenges they face.

We offer a variety of membership levels and ways to get involved with the Institute, and we are proud to have a strong donor base that allows us to continue this important work. Learn more and join our efforts today!

Become A Member


Help Maine's island and coastal communities thrive. Learn more about our member levels and the benefits of membership here.

Port Clyde Waterfront

Monthly Giving

As a member of the Springtide Society, you'll join a special group of sustaining members who provide dependable support for our work.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Through gift planning, you can make arrangements now to support the work of Island Institute in the years to come.

Become a Proud Mothah Shuckah!

Proceeds from each item purchased from our Archipelago retail store will support Maine fishing families and the resiliency of our region!

Give a
Gift Membership

Share your love of Maine’s island and coastal communities with a friend or family member. Give the gift of membership at Island Institute.

Matching Gifts

Your support helps us protect our working waterfronts, educate new generations of young people, and adapt to climate change.