Mission

Maine Cancer Foundation is dedicated to reducing Maine's cancer incidence and mortality rates by funding research, prevention, early detection and access to care, with 100% of funds staying in Maine.

How We Fight Cancer:

Our grant review committee meets three times each year to consider the applications we have received, and then makes recommendations to our board of directors.

Traditionally, we have dedicated ~80% of our annual funding to cancer research efforts located here in Maine. Many donors are surprised to find out how much world-class cancer research happens at places like The Jackson Laboratory or the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.

While research is the pathway to cancer cures, we also provide over $200,000 in grants annually to support community-based impact programs. Screening, early detection, access to care and post-treatment support are all vital to the health and well-being of Maine's cancer patients.

We hope you find the fight against cancer as interesting and as important as we do, and we thank you again for making it possible.

Learn More:

Please let us know if you would like to learn more about the work of Maine Cancer Foundation or our grantees. You can visit our website, subscribe to our newsletter or request a copy of our Annual Report. We look forward to hearing what you have to say.