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The Margaret Chase Smith Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

The Margaret Chase Smith Foundation

10 Free St., P.O. Box 4510

Portland, ME United States 04112-4510

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Politics

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $10,885,415

Total giving: $87,898



Bridge Number



Established in 1983 in ME - Founded by the late Margaret Chase Smith, who was a Republican Senator from Maine for 24 years. She served on the House Naval Affairs committee during World War II, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the American Spirit Award.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to support the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, ME, and the Margaret Chase Smith Center for Public Policy at the University of Maine in Orono, ME.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Higher education
  • National defense
  • National security
  • Public affairs
  • Public libraries
  • Social sciences
  • Undergraduate education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Females
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $10,885,415 (market value)

Gifts received: $13,652

Expenditures: $647,697

Total giving: $87,898

Qualifying distributions: $550,355