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Metcalf Institute’s programs and resources are made possible by grants and your tax-deductible gifts. Your support improves environmental news coverage through career-changing professional development programs, resources, and videos benefiting journalists and researchers worldwide.

Thank you to our Fiscal Year 2017 donors!

Gifts to the URI Annual Fund: Metcalf Institute support program costs, new web-based resources, and general operating costs. Gifts to the Metcalf Institute endowment fund enable us to respond quickly to professional development needs of journalists and scientists and ensure the Institute’s financial security in perpetuity.

Metcalf alumni talk about their experiences…

“Metcalf has invigorated me, filled me with new story ideas, and
introduced me to the sources doing cutting edge climate research…
I can’t wait to get back to work and start pitching stories!”
Cally Carswell, Freelance Journalist
2014 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists
2015 Climate Change Planning & Response Seminar


“I can say without a doubt that the Metcalf Workshop packed the highest quality,
most useful information into a one-day session compared to anything else I’ve come across.”
Alex Mansfield, Jones River Watershed Association
Breaking Through: A Workshop for Environmental Nonprofits


“I am brimming with ideas for stories to cover and things to look into
back home, and it’s all thanks to this program. I can think of no
professional development being more helpful to me.”
Kevin Bunch, C&G Newspapers
2015 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists

Ways to Give

Donations to Metcalf Institute are managed by the University of Rhode Island Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and are tax-deductible.  Please let us know if your gift is intended for Metcalf Institute’s annual fund or the Metcalf Institute Endowment.

Questions about giving to Metcalf Institute? Contact Margaret Hayden, Metcalf Research Assistant, at 401-874-6024 or

Donate Online
To donate securely online, including sustainer giving, visit URI Foundation’s Online Giving page and click on the list of giving opportunities. Scroll to the list of “Fund for URI: Affinity Groups” and check “Annual Fund: Metcalf Institute.”

Donate by mail
Print and complete this form and send to:
University of Rhode Island Foundation
Data Processing
P.O. Box 1700
Kingston, RI 02881-0488

Planned Giving
The URI Foundation accepts contributions to Metcalf Institute in the form of bequests, retirement plan gifts, or life insurance gifts. To make a planned gift to Metcalf Institute, contact Rita Verespy, URI Foundation, (401) 874-9530 or

Transfer of Securities
Contact Rebecca Creighton, URI Foundation, at 401.874.4786 or to donate via transfer of securities.

Employer Match
Double or triple your gift with a match from your employer. Click here to find your company and let us know if you set up a matching gift.

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Metcalf Institute is honored to be a nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, a global network of businesses committed to donating 1% of their annual sales to selected organizations that contribute to a healthier environment. Businesses and individuals who join this effort can allocate gifts to support Metcalf Institute. Learn more here.