Why become a Save The Bay sponsor?

When your business becomes a Save The Bay sponsor, it becomes part of a movement, a tradition, a community of people and organizations dedicated to protecting Rhode Island’s most valuable natural resource: Narragansett Bay. The beauty and bounty of the Bay are essential to the social and economic vitality of our area, and, with your support, we are able to:

  • Advocate for the public’s right to use and enjoy the Bay. We’re vocal and engaged partners in ensuring public access to the water for swimming, fishing, and other recreational sports and industry.
  • Champion environmentally sound, sustainable economic development, including green construction, wind turbines and mixed use of shoreline parcels.
  • Fight and prevent persistent Bay pollution. We collected more than 21,000 pounds of trash in 2013 alone.
  • Educate and inspire the next generation of Bay stewards, providing hands-on marine science and environmental education to nearly 20,000 students from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
  • Actively engage in habitat restoration and adaptation projects across the Bay and its watershed. Long-term ecosystem restoration efforts include salt marsh elevation, dam removals, fish ladders, stormwater infrastructure projects, eelgrass plantings and scallop transplants.

A clean and healthy Bay is a resource for all who live and play in the Narragansett region. Protecting our greatest natural resource is essential to attracting employees and building a vibrant economy.

Save The Bay has led this effort for the past 50 years, and we hope that you’ll join us.

Benefits of Sponsorship:

  • Social media promotion, acknowledgement and interaction with a potential reach of 19,000 audience members

  • Media mentions in official organizational news and press releases

  • Acknowledgement in Save The Bay’s magazine, Tides, distributed semi-annually to 6,000 households

  • Tabling opportunities at multiple Save The Bay events

  • Business logo and website link displayed on event webpages on Save The Bay’s website, which receives 54,000 monthly visitors

  • Acknowledgement, including logo placement, on event collateral and signage

  • Exclusive tickets to Save The Bay events

Narragansett Bay is the lifeblood of Rhode Island and plays a huge role in not only the health of our state itself, but the health of all of us.

We sponsor Save The Bay events because they are a wonderful reminder that together we can make positive change that spans generations, species and industries.
Emma Haskell, Projects Manager at the Granny Squibb Company

Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Sponsorship

Save The Bay holds four major events every year—Taste of The Bay, the Swim, International Coastal Cleanup, Artists for The Bay—and sponsors have the opportunity to support any one event, or combination of events.

Single-, two-, three- and four-event sponsors all qualify for varying benefits, including customizability of sponsorship, rental discounts, and promotional opportunities.


Questions? Contact Events Manager, Leanne Danielsen, at 401-272-3540 x140 or ldanielsen@savebay.org.

50th Anniversary Sponsorship

Save The Bay is proud to celebrate our 50th anniversary over an 18-month period, concluding in September 2020.

When you choose to become a 50th anniversary sponsor, you support ten events and a year-and-a-half of celebration in the name of Narragansett Bay.

Download anniversary sponsorship brochure

Questions? Contact Director of Operations, Maureen Fogarty, at 401-272-3540 x109 or mfogarty@savebay.org. 

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.