Our Grant Recipients

Maine Cancer Foundation is proud to be serving the people of Maine in the fight against cancer.

Several times a year we issue a "Request for Proposals" or RFP in one or more service areas that support cancer screening, prevention, research or patient services. Volunteer review committees, drawn from experts in each discipline, review and score the proposals we receive. Finally, our Board of Directors approves the funding and the grants are issued.

We periodically review and communicate with our grant recipients to better understand what the people of Maine need, and how to improve our fight against cancer.

Cancer Type:

All Cervical Leukemia Molecular Skin
Bone Cellular Lung Other Testicular
Brain Colon Lymphedema Ovarian Thyroid
Breast Colorectal Lymphoma Pancreatic Prostate

Service Area:

Beacon Fund Hospice Research Survivorship
Clinical Trial Navigator Scholarship Professional Training
Donor Match Nutrition Screening Transportation
Education Prevention Support Treatment


All Grants:

Year Project Title Category Amountsort descending
1979 Pediatric Cancer Seminar Education

1979 Living With Cancer - Accent on Hope Education

1979 Seminar: Tumor Kinetics Education

1989 Cancer Genetics and Familial Predisposition Project Screening

1998 UMaine Law School Seminar "Genetic Information: Who owns it and who should have access to it?" Education

1989 USM Senior College Course "Molecular Genetics - the New Biology" Education

2006 Skin Prevention $218
2008 Immigrant Population Education $400
2008 Sexuality After Breast Cancer Conference Education $500
2007 Retreat for Women With Cancer Support $500

2005 Real Life Science: Conversations on Cancer Research and Coping with Scientists from Jackson Lab Education $700

2012 Strength in Numbers Beacon Fund $1,000

2012 Gas Cards for Emergency Aid Beacon Fund $1,000

2005 Colon Cancer Screening Awareness Project Screening $1,100

2008 Education Grant Education $1,200
2001 The New Biology at USM Education $1,230

2006 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500

2007 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500

2007 retreat Support $1,500
2008 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500

2009 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500

2005 Support Grant Support $1,500

2005 Family Sponsorship Program Support $1,500

2010 Childhood Cancer Camp Sunshine Grant Support $1,500

2001 Radiation Therapy Education Education $1,665
2003 Professional Education for Radiation Therapy Students Education $1,665

2007 Colon Education $1,700
2004 Radiation Therapy Education Education $1,700
2006 Testicular cancer education Education $1,800
2006 Cancer Risk and Prevention Education $1,862
2011 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2012 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2013 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2014 Family Sponsorship Program Support $2,000

2012 Tender Living Care Support $2,150

2006 Support Grant Support $2,200
2007 Colon MINI Education $2,500
2007 Colon cancer MINI Education $2,500
2008 Committee To Tackle Cancer Issues in Washington County Support $2,500

2008 Local Cancer Support on Deer Isle Support $2,500

2012 Space to Breathe Support $3,000

2007 Nutritional Counseling For Cancer Patients Nutrition $3,000

2006 Support Grant Support $3,000
2007 Skin Cancer Education in Aroostook County Prevention $3,000

2006 Lecture Education $3,030