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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

Mission: Maine Cancer Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of Maine people by funding cancer research, education and patient support programs. 100% of the funds raised remain in Maine.

Results: Since our formation in 1976, Maine Cancer Foundation has distributed millions of dollars to hundreds of organizations state-wide. A complete catalog of our grant recipients can be found here: http://mainecancer.org/all-grants

Target demographics: the fight against cancer

Direct beneficiaries per year: the people of Maine by distributing more than $1,268,000 in grants to fight cancer!

Geographic areas served: Maine

Programs: grant funding for cancer research, education and patient support programs.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Maine Cancer Foundation does a great job raising money for cancer research that helps the Maine economy by staying here in Maine. I participated in Tri for a Cure and it was very well run and they were always there to help. I have had a mother and two sisters with breast cancer and many friends and it stinks. I hope a cure is found soon. MCF has some wonderful people working there and I hope someday we will know we were part of the cure!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined this Board because of the strong reputation Maine Cancer Foundation has within the community. I have served on many Boards and have learned to only join those organization that have a clearly articulated mission to which they adhere. In addition I look for a professional and lean staffing structure committed to maximizing the delivery of resources to fulfill the mission.
Maine Cancer Foundation is all of these largely because the staff and the Board are so passionate about about research and support for those are who are dealing with cancer here in Maine.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I serve, and have served, on a number of non-profit boards. The Maine Cancer Foundation is simply the best organized - - and most compelling - - among all of them. We have great staff, a committed board and a very powerful mission to beat cancer!

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My mother died of cancer in 1960 when I was 17. Years later in my working life, I was introduced to the Maine Cancer Foundation through clients and was impressed by their mission. Later I was asked to join the board and did. Over the years, the MCF has grown to be a vital funding source for cancer research, patient care and medical work. Probably the most important piece for me is that 100% of all money raised stays in Maine.

Review from Guidestar