Support the Coastal Institute

The Coastal Institute (CI) at the University of Rhode Island (URI) is dedicated to advancing research excellence. With a network of over 200 CI Senior Fellows, including scholars, practitioners, and leaders, the CI focuses on innovation, collaboration, and sustainability in coastal research.

Your contributions to the CI support initiatives aimed at promoting interdisciplinary research, empowering researchers, and nurturing the next generation of coastal leaders. Your support also helps fund collective efforts to address coastal challenges and groundbreaking research at URI, contributing to the protection of coastal ecosystems and community resilience.

Managed by the University of Rhode Island Foundation & Alumni Engagement, a 501(c)(3) organization, your donations directly benefit the development of emerging coastal leaders and provide essential support for coastal researchers.

There are several convenient ways to contribute:

  1. Give Online: Easily support the CI’s mission by making an online donation today
  2. Mail a Check: To donate by mail, please make your check payable to “URI Foundation and Alumni Engagement” and indicate “Coastal Institute” in the memo line. Send your donation to:
    URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement P.O. Box 1700 Kingston, RI. 02881-02488
  3. Give by Phone: For assistance with your donation or to provide your credit card information over the phone, please contact Rebecca Vigeant, our dedicated staff member at the URI Foundation. You can reach Rebecca at 401.874.4786 or via email at

Your support is instrumental in driving positive change in coastal sustainability and resilience. Thank you for partnering with us in our mission to advance coastal research and empower future leaders.