Organizational Sustainability

A Save The Bay 50th Anniversary Campaign priority

GOAL: $3.4 million
PURPOSE: Provide recurring financial support

To fulfill our role as champion for the Bay over the next 50 years and improve our ability to weather economic squalls, we recognize that we must reduce our annual expenses and increase our endowment.

With that in mind, we have set a goal to eliminate mortgage interest and principal payments and to derive at least five percent of our annual operating income from endowment distribution in perpetuity. Endowment distributions will provide supplemental funding for:

    • Advocacy staff and programs.
    • Public school programs, particularly in urban core communities.
    • Maintenance of Save The Bay’s unique marine assets and facilities, including the M/Vs Alletta Morris and Elizabeth Morris, the Bay Center and the Newport Exploration Center and Aquarium.

About Save The Bay’s 50th Anniversary Campaign

Our comprehensive 50th Anniversary Campaign will position Save The Bay to lead the continued cleanup of Narragansett Bay into the next half-century. The campaign is built around four core elements, each one designed to strengthen our capacity, flexibility and financial foundation to persevere in combating emerging environmental threats and sustain our strategic commitment to future generations:

Learn about the Campaign


*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.


July 11, 2021

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

At this time, Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence and Westerly remain closed to the public in response to COVID-19.

The Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport reopened Monday, July 5, with new hours and visiting procedures in place.

Save The Bay is offering volunteer and internship opportunities with new policies and procedures for the health and safety of all involved.

Our staff continues to protect and improve Narragansett Bay, working both remotely and on-site. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (401-272-3540) or email (, or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.