The Coral Fund

Support CCMI’s capital expansion plans via The Coral Fund.

Help us build a more impactful organization dedicated to marine research, education, and conservation.

What is planned and why?

Building a New Facility

Building a new accommodations facility, including additional education facilities, at a nearby site that has been donated to CCMI (circa 4,000 sq ft, a 10-minute walk from current site)

Repurposing the Current Facility

With accommodations shifted to the new location, the current space at CCMI will be redeveloped as a ‘working’ space, significantly increasing our lab, office, and study space capacity.


This expansion project will enable CCMI to increase our accommodations and our capacity to facilitate research and education groups simultaneously. In doing so, we will double our education programme, hosting students year-round, increasing from 400 students per annum to 800 students per annum. We will then also double our capacity to support research. CCMI is committed to:

– growing our local education and scholarship programmes,
– providing more international programming, including visiting researchers and education programmes
– facilitating increased collaborations, and
– supporting our growing in-house research programmes.

What does CCMI need to make this happen?

The goal over the next 2 – 3 years is to raise an additional, dedicated USD $2.9 million for The Coral Fund to facilitate the next phase of CCMI’s development as we continue to evolve as a regional leader in marine research.

Get Involved

If you are interested in a significant investment to support the coral fund, please email us kholden@reefresearch.org

If you would like to get involved in CCMI’s campaign for The Coral Fund by hosting an event, sharing ideas, and/or volunteering, please email us events@reefresearch.org

Coral Fund Supporters


Anonymous Supporter


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Ryder