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 Amount
2017 Waldo Screen to Save Screening $45,566

2017 Patient Transportation Assistance Program Transportation $7,500

2017 HPV Vaccination Learning Collaborative Prevention $264,201

2017 Reducing Barriers to Cancer Care for Low Income, Rural Residents of Kennebec and Somerset County Navigator $161,562

2017 General Operating Support Support $15,000

2017 80% Colon Cancer Screening Project Screening $99,627

2017 Access to Cancer Treatment Transportation $7,500

2017 Colorectal Cancer Screening for Vulnerable Populations Screening $100,000

2017 Patient Navigation Program Navigator $161,388

2017 General Operating Support Prevention $50,000

2017 Methods and Diagnostics for Cancer Detection and Treatment Monitoring Screening $375,000

2017 One-by-One, CRC Screening and Navigation Project Screening $99,832

2017 MPHA Tobacco Coalition for Cancer Prevention Prevention $10,000

2017 Access to Cancer Care Transportation $7,500

2017 Lung Screening Navigator Enhanced with Tracking and Reporting Software System Navigator $164,000

2017 General Operating Support Prevention $50,000

2017 General Operating Support Survivorship $10,000

2017 Partnering with Rural Health Centers to Boost Testing for Arsenic-Contaminated Well Water Prevention $10,000

2017 Expanding Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening through Patient Outreach and Recall Screening $100,000

2017 Sun Safety with the Portland Sea Dogs Prevention $20,000

2017 Healthcare Access Program Transportation $7,500

2017 Establishing a Patient Navigator Program at Mount Desert Island Hospital Navigator $161,614

2017 Caring Connections Patient Navigator Navigator $110,386

2017 General Operating Support Prevention $50,000

2016 Building Capacity at MaineHealth to Enahance Colorectal Cancer Screening Screening $28,863

2016 A Novel System to Increase Colorectal Screenings and Ensure Compliance in a Targeted Subset of Patients at Mount Desert Island Hospital Screening $7,481

2016 Access to Cancer Treatment Transportation $15,000

2016 Healthcare Access Program Transportation $15,000

2016 Maine Immigrant Patient Navigation Project Navigator $138,725

2016 Peer-Led Tobacco Cessation Training at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Prevention $26,116

2016 Sun Safety at Casco Bay Lines Prevention $5,000

2016 Provide a Reminder and Recall System for Colorectal Cancer Screening Screening $30,000

2016 Strategy for Identification and Screening of Unscreened Patients at LincolnHealth (LH) Screening $29,235

2016 Maine Fund for Cancer Patients Transportation $4,000

2016 Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation across the Continuum of Care Navigator $164,000

2016 Tobacco Prevention, Education, and Cessation Support for Adults in Androscoggin County Prevention $52,419

2016 Developing Systems to Increase Colorectal Screening Rates through Patient Identification Screening $29,848

2016 Patient Transportation Program Transportation $15,000

2016 The Maine Lung Cancer Prevention and Screening (Maine LungCAPS) Initiative Prevention $400,000

2016 Cancer Prevention: Building Capacity in Primary Care to Address Tobacco Dependence Prevention $50,000

2016 Expansion of the Role of Community Health Workers to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates Screening $29,937

2016 Cancer Transportation Transportation $15,000

2016 Accessing Cancer Care Transportation $15,000

2016 Ambulatory Nurse Navigator with emphasis on Lung Cancer Screening Navigator $164,000

2016 Sun Safety on the Slopes Prevention $5,750