2022 Grants

 

Responsive grants are awarded semi-annually in response to proposals submitted through the Foundation's grant application process. The Foundation accepts requests up to $50,000. To date in 2022, the Sam L. Cohen Foundation awarded 43 responsive grants totaling $865,000. The Foundation considered 60 proposals requesting $1,407,892. The average grant award was $19,837; the smallest grant was $5,000; the largest grant was $50,000.

Foundation-initiated grants are awarded to projects identified by directors and staff. Applications are accepted only at the invitation of the directors. Grant amounts have no limit.

Responsive Grants

Organization/Location Project/Funding Category  Amount
Yarmouth
Equitable Access to Music Education
Arts and Culture 
$15,000
Bath
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services 
 $ 5,000
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services
$40,000 
Sanford
General Operating Support
Civic and Community 
$20,000 
General Operating Support - multi-year
Jewish Culture and Traditions
 $18,000
Augusta
Linking People to Health Care
Health and Human Services 
$20,000
Classroom Programming
Civic and Community
$10,000 
Cumberland County Gleaning Initiative
Health and Human Services
$15,000 
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services
$20,000 
Westbrook
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services
$15,000 
Healthcare Access Transportation Program
Health and Human Services
$12,000 
Portland
General Operating Support
Education
$15,000
Scarborough
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services
$20,000 
Portland
Partnership with Boys & Girls Club 
Arts and Culture
$10,000
Portland
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services
$25,000
Portland
General Operating Support
Civic and Community
$15,000 
Augusta
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services
$35,000
Portland
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services
$50,000 
Lewiston
Connecting Communities
Civic and Community
$20,000
Manchester
Advancing Youth Mattering
Health and Human Services
$15,000
Scarborough
Farm to Table Program
Health and Human Services
$25,000
My Money Works: Start Over, Start Strong
Education
$10,000 
Brunswick
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services 
$20,000 
Colchester, VT
Southern Maine Sliding Fee Scale Program
Health and Human Services 
$50,000 
Portland
School-Time Performance Series
Arts and Culture
$15,000 
Portland
Violins of Hope
Arts and Culture
$25,000
Portland
Healthier Neighborhoods for All
Civic and Community
$20,000 
Whiting
Safe Families for Children - Maine
Civic and Community 
$15,000
Portland
Basic Needs Fund
Health and Human Services
$10,000
Portland
Headstone Restoration
Health and Human Services - Outpatient Care
$25,000
Portland
Spurwink Center for Safe & Healthy Families
Civic and Community
$30,000 
Brunswick
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services
$20,000
Portland
Imagine Together: Community Park Campaign
Jewish Culture and Traditions
$25,000 
Portland
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services 
$20,000 
South Portland
Building a Stronger East Bayside
Health and Human Services
$30,000
Portland
Biddeford Ready!
Education 
$35,000 
Boston, MA
Hidden Histories: Sharing BOUNTY
Civic and Community
$10,000 
Brunswick
Housing Improvements Biddeford Residence
Health and Human Services
$10,000 
Portland
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services
$25,000
K-5 Special Purpose Program Expansion
Education
$10,000 
Senior Transportation
Health and Human Services
$10,000 
Biddeford
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services
$20,000
Portland
General Operating Support
Civic and Community
$10,000 

 

Foundation-initiated Grants

Organization/Location
Project/Funding Category
Amount
Augusta

2022 Governor's Summit
Health and Human Services

$      5,000 
Topsham
Right from the Start Coalition
Education
$    30,000 
Kennebunk
Weatherization
Health and Human Services
$   10,000
New York, NY
Supporting Ukrainian Jewry
Jewish Culture and Traditions
$     5,000
Augusta
Right from the Start Coalition
Education
$   30,000
South Portland
Heating Assistance and Weatherization
Health and Human Services
$   15,000
Portland
Keep ME Warm! 2022
Health and Human Services
$   10,000 
Rockland
General Operating Support
Health and Human Services
$     7,500 
Sanford
Heating Assistance
Health and Human Services
$     7,500