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Grantee Spotlight

A statewide nonprofit based in Portland, Maine Humanities Council’s programs bring Mainers together around books and discussions that explore issues crucial to a community or region. Every summer, MHC’s Read ME program partners with the Maine State Library to get all Maine adults reading two books recommended by a well-known Maine author. The annual Readers Retreat...



2022 Sam L. Cohen Pioneer Scholars

The Pioneer Scholar Program, a partnership between supporters and the Mitchell Institute, provides the opportunity to recognize specific Mitchell Scholars and Alumni who, through their contributions to school and community and their demonstration of certain qualities – as students and as citizens – stand out for acknowledgement.

Congratulations to:

Rahmat Ali - Portland High School * Wheaton College

Vivi Cao - Biddeford High School * Brandeis University

Carter Illingworth - Thornton Academy * Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Children’s Cancer Program receives $2.25 M gift from Sam L. Cohen Foundation

In recognition and appreciation, Maine Medical Center will name its new outpatient pediatric infusion center The Sam L. Cohen Pediatric Infusion Center and establish the Sam L. Cohen Medical Director Chair at the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

The Sam L. Cohen Foundation is donating $2.25 million, the largest gift in its history, to Maine Medical Center (MMC), the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital (BBCH), and the Maine Children's Cancer Program