Foundation / Corporation
Sam L. Cohen Foundation
Grants of up to $50,000 to Maine nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and government agencies in eligible areas for programs that benefit local residents. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to applying. Funding is intended to support programs in the Foundation's five focus areas: civic and community, arts and culture, education, health and human services, and Jewish culture and traditions. Eligible applicants must be located in and/or provide programs or services that directly impact people in Cumberland and/or York counties.
Priority will be given to organizations and projects that:
The Foundation will support new programs, ongoing programs, and capital improvements, as well as general operations to organizations whose overall mission aligns with the Foundation's giving priorities.
GrantWatch ID#: 177066
The Sam L. Cohen Foundation will consider responsive grant requests for amounts up to $50,000; however, the average grant size awarded is less than $15,000.
In general, the Foundation will not support projects requiring a multi-year commitment.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and submit the LOI online:
Staff Contact Information:
John Shoos, Executive Director
Phone: 207-871-5600, ext. 2
Dana Baldwin, Program Officer
Phone: 207-871-5600, ext. 1
Gloria Nicholson, Grants and Finance Administrator
Phone: 207-871-5600, ext. 0
Sam. L. Cohen Foundation
22 Free Street, Suite 401
Portland, Maine 04101
USA: Maine: Cumberland and/or York counties
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