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Grants to Maine Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational Institutions for Activities to Prevent Cancer

2023 Cancer Screenings in Maine

GrantWatch ID# 194558
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Maine Cancer Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maine

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/24/23 5:00 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $40,000 to Maine nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions for activities to prevent cancer. Funding is intended to support evidence-based interventions that will help to increase the number of and improve the quality of statewide cancer screenings. Screenings that will be considered include breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, prostate, and skin cancer screenings.

Maine Cancer Foundation is committed to addressing health inequities, ensuring all Mainers have access to critical cancer prevention, screening, and treatment resources. Proposals that address social determinants of health will be prioritized.

Program Goals

  • Foster Prevention Practices: The best cancer is the one that never occurs. Prevention strategies have a proven impact on reducing cancer incidence rates.
  • Increase Cancer Screening: Early detection saves lives. Cancer screening tests can detect cancer in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable.
  • Improve Patient Outcomes: Maine Cancer Foundation supports efforts to improve patient outcomes by increasing access to care and ensuring the best cancer care is available for all Mainers.

Areas of Focus

Maine Cancer Foundation is most interested in providing funds for programs that do one or more of the following:

  • Implement policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes (ex. The creation of patient reminder system);
  • Include clearly defined goals and measurable results;
  • Implement best practices related to cancer screenings;
  • Demonstrate collaboration among Maine organizations;
  • Pilot a new idea (using evidence-based guidelines);
  • Include interventions implemented in the primary care setting;
  • Increase the number and quality of cancer screenings in geographically underserved regions of Maine and with underserved populations. Such populations can include, but are not limited to, uninsured or underinsured individuals, rural populations, racial and ethnic minorities, and/or the LGBTQ+ community.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Organizations must be a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization, educational institution, government entity or other public, non-profit entity (e.g. health department, university)

Not funded:
- Organizations that are not a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization, educational institution, government entity or other public, non-profit entity (e.g. health department, university);
- Direct support to individuals;
- Business investments or loans;
- Programs that do not benefit the people of Maine;
- Capital campaigns or contributions to endowments.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone): 3/24/2023 5:00 PM

Awards will be announced by April 30, 2023. Funds are distributed upon receipt of a signed contract provided by Maine Cancer Foundation. Please note, all applicants that receive awards will be required to report on their grant results to Maine Cancer Foundation during the grant period.

It is recommended that you contact Maine Cancer Foundation to discuss your proposal prior to submission or if you have any questions about your eligibility. MCF is willing to discuss project concepts and review draft applications up until one week ahead of the deadline. It is highly encouraged that applicants submit a draft application for review and feedback.

Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum request amount is $40,000 per year for two years ($80,000 total). Please note, requests do not have to meet the maximum amount. Smaller, pilot projects are also encouraged.

Term of Contract
Term: 1-2 years. Applicants are not required to apply for two years of funding.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Please contact Tricia Jamiol, Administrative Associate, at, with any questions regarding the application process.

Maine Cancer Foundation
170 US Rte 1, Suite 250
Falmouth, ME 04105

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