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Maine Cancer Foundation will publish Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that fulfill our mission, and are directed towards our three main goals as listed below.

In addition to publishing RFPs, Maine Cancer Foundation will offer discretionary grants for projects that fall under our three main goals: Prevention, Early Detection, and Patient Outcomes.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and we encourage you to contact Katelyn Michaud, Program Manager, at [email protected] to discuss projects or pitch ideas.



About Maine Cancer Foundation

Maine Cancer Foundation was started in 1976 by a group of concerned citizens eager to do more for Maine in the fight against cancer. We lead a state-wide effort to promote and support the most promising and effective cancer-fighting programs available to the people of Maine through a combination of grant-based financial support and coalition building.

We are proud of our record of accomplishment, and we invite you to join us in our vision: a future where cancer is no longer a threat to our loved ones.

Our Mission

Maine Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. 100% of funds raised by the Foundation are used to benefit the people of Maine.

Our Goals

Foster Prevention Practices:
The best cancer is the one that never occurs. Prevention strategies have a proven impact on cancer incidence rates. The Foundation supports statewide prevention efforts, focusing on smoking, healthy lifestyles and preventative care.

Increase Cancer Screening:
Early detection saves lives. Several cancers have well-developed treatments but all cancers have better patient outcomes when detected early. The Foundation supports programs that improve and increase early detection and screening efforts.

Improve Patient Outcomes:
Maine lives matter. The Foundation supports efforts to improve patient outcomes by increasing access to care, and improving the availability of the best treatments for all Mainers.