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Sam L. Cohen Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Sam L. Cohen Foundation

50 Foden Rd., Ste. 5

Portland, ME United States 04106-1718

Telephone: (207) 871-5600


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $40,298,396

Total giving: $1,815,650





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for John Shoos:; E-mail for Dana Baldwin:; Mailing address: P.O. Box 1123, Portland, ME 04104


Re-established in 2005 in ME. Successor to Sam L. Cohen Foundation established in 1983 - Founded by Sam L. Cohen, a successful businessman and community leader in southern Maine, he first created the Sam L. Cohen Foundation in 1983.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation strives to ensure that people have the opportunity to develop their potential and to provide healthy, productive futures for themselves, their families and their communities. It supports nonprofit organizations that benefit individuals living in southern Maine, York and Cumberland counties. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Judaism
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $40,298,396 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,713,425

Total giving: $1,815,650

Qualifying distributions: $2,173,697