Your gifts help VIMS make a difference

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has a three-part mission to conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public.

Essential to this mission is support provided by generous donors who make possible cutting-edge research, facilities, technology, and equipment; resources for faculty; and competitive scholarships that attract the best students.

Private gifts may take many forms. Visit Ways to Give to see how you can support VIMS!

At VIMS, we invest in the intersections - in the places where rivers meet oceans and shorelines seek the sea. We transform data into policies, students into leaders, and theories into tangible change. We find solutions to global problems, work to restore marine life, and freely share the answers we find. We are people who love the Chesapeake Bay, and the great wide world with which it intersects. Watch our video to learn more.