Sam Cohen's life and legacy are proof that we all have the potential to better our communities. A successful businessman and community leader in southern Maine, he created the Sam L. Cohen Foundation in 1983.

In the beginning, his philanthropy demonstrated the importance he placed upon family through support of programs and services for children. Later, his giving reflected his interest in strengthening his community through the support of health, educational, religious, and art and cultural institutions.

Today, the Sam L. Cohen Foundation supports a wide variety of organizations that:

  • provide access to educational opportunities
  • promote culture and the arts
  • contribute to civic improvement and community well being
  • increase access to health care, or
  • preserve Jewish traditions, culture, and community.