Sam L. Cohen Foundation Grant Program for 2 Counties of Maine

The Sam L. Cohen Foundation is seeking applications for its Grant Program to benefit individuals living in southern Maine may request support by applying for a responsive grant.

Donor Name: Sam L. Cohen Foundation

State: Maine

Counties: Cumberland County (ME), York County (ME)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/15/2022

Grant Size: $50,000


Priority will be given to organizations and projects that:

  • support the underserved, disadvantaged, or those who do not have the resources to provide opportunities for themselves.
  • make a significant difference in people’s lives, assuring them a fulfilling and productive future.
  • promote human rights and understanding among peoples, address racial and religious discrimination and hatred, and foster peace through education.
  • demonstrate a broad base of community support, and/or
  • Use collaboration as a means to leverage resources.

Focus Areas

The Foundation funds in five program areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Civic and Community
  • Education
  • Health and Human Services
  • Jewish Culture and Traditions

Funding Information

The Sam L. Cohen Foundation will consider responsive grant requests for amounts up to $50,000; however, the average grants size awarded is less than $15,000.

Types of Programs the Foundation will Support?

The Foundation will support new programs, on-going programs, and capital improvements. The Foundation will support general operations to organizations whose overall mission aligns with the Foundation’s giving priorities.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; using a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; a church, synagogue, temple or mosque; or a political subdivision of the State of Maine that is exempt from federal tax.
  • Be located in and/or provide programs or services with direct impact on people in Cumberland and/or York counties, Maine.
  • Have submitted the final grant report if you received a grant previously from the Foundation.
  • Not have received a grant from the Foundation in the previous calendar year.

For more information, visit Grant Program.