Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Island Institute

  • Rockland, ME
  • www.islandinstitute.org

Mission Statement

The Island Institute works to sustain Maine's island and remote coastal communities, and to exchange ideas and experiences to further the sustainability of communities here and elsewhere.

Main Programs

  1. Protecting working waterfronts
Service Areas

Self-reported

Maine

The Island Institute focuses on the Gulf of Maine, particularly the 15 year-round islands and the working-waterfront communities along the Maine coast.

ruling year

1987

President

Self-reported

Mr. Robert Snyder

Keywords

Self-reported

Maine's island communities, working waterfronts

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EIN

22-2786731

 Number

7643748574

Physical Address

386 Maine Street

Rockland, ME 04841

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

The
Island Institute is a nonprofit organization that serves as a voice
for the balanced future of the islands and waters of the Gulf of Maine.
We are guided by an island ethic which recognizes the strength and
fragility of Maine's island communities and the finite nature of Gulf
of Maine ecosystems.
Along the Maine coast, the Island Institute seeks to: support the
islands' year round communities; conserve Maine's island and marine
biodiversity for future generations; develop model solutions that
balance the needs of the coast's cultural and natural communities;
provide opportunities for discussion over responsible use of finite
resources, and furnish information to assist competing interests in
arriving at constructive solutions.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Protecting working waterfronts

Protecting working waterfronts, Island Fellows, convening Maine island communities around common issues, supporting island schools, applying GIS technology, island community fund grants, student scholarships, and coast-wide publications.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Maine

The Island Institute focuses on the Gulf of Maine, particularly the 15 year-round islands and the working-waterfront communities along the Maine coast.

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Financials

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ISLAND INSTITUTE
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Island Institute

Leadership

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President

Mr. Robert Snyder

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jospeh R Higdon

No Affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity