Why Give? 

The Captiva Island Historical Society, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, depends solely on annual financial assistance from our supporters, to help us deliver our mission of gathering, preserving, interpreting and sharing the history of Captiva Island.

You may ask, why is my donation needed, and how will it be used?

[1]  The CIHS may be best known for our programs. This is one of the fundamental ways we deliver on our mission of sharing the history of our islands.  Your donation provides the financial resources for us to produce each season a full schedule of stimulating, educational events.

[2]  Your contribution helps us preserve our island’s history.  The CIHS Archives, accessible to the public on our website, contain over 14,000 digitally stored items, including family letters, newspaper articles, photographs, postcards, and audio recordings.

[3]  Your support helps us maintain our History Gallery, a replica of the iconic mail boat Santiva, located in the Captiva Memorial Library.  To date, the History Gallery has attracted over 30,000 visitors.

[4] It’s donor support that provides the funds to produce the full-length acclaimed documentaries in our "Captiva Memories" collection.  These documentaries capture the spirit of the islands through the voices of a rich variety of local character.

We know you have many worthy charitable requests: we appreciate your support at any level.  We hope you will consider a gift to the CIHS, helping us keep Captiva history in our future.


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Ways to Give

All financial gifts are tax deductible.

You can make a donation safely and conveniently here:

If you prefer to contribute by mail, please make a check payable to:
Captiva Island Historical Society

Mail to:
Captiva Island Historical Society
P.O. Box 163
Captiva, FL 33924

Stocks & Securities

 Donating stocks and securities can also allow us to perpetuate the mission of the CIHS. Please contact the office at (239) 472-2323 for more information.

Share Collections & Memorabilia 

There are wonderful photographs and items of historical significance belonging to many Captiva families and past residents or visitors to the island. 

Would you like to share photographs, journals, or other items with us? 

To discuss the details, please:

Email us:

Call us: 239-472-2323

Write us: CIHS, P.O. Box 163, Captiva, FL 33924

Please consider preserving Captiva's history by sharing with the CIHS.

Bridging the Past and the Present