Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation opens application for the 16th year of Small Grants, now the Patricia D. Klingenstein Grants Program

Friday, April 14, 2023

This 16th year of the Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation’s Children’s Health Small Grants program holds particular significance as the program was recently renamed in honor of the program’s greatest champion, Pat Klingenstein. On February 11, at the age of ninety-three, Pat passed away. Born and raised in southern Maine, Pat once said, “We want to help the children of Maine, particularly those most in need. Our Small Grants program is an important way we do that.”

Updated guidelines and requirements for the Patricia D. Klingenstein Grants Program are available on the Foundation’s website. The online application is open as of tomorrow, April 15th, 9:00 a.m. and will close on May 31st, 12:00 midnight. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the health of Maine’s children. The Patricia D. Klingenstein Grants Program annually awards multiple grants ranging from $3,000 to $15,000. Since inception in 2007, the Program has awarded over $1.2 million to more than 150 projects. A catalog of funded organizations/projects can be found on the Foundation’s website. Projects must advance Maine children’s health and ensure access to needed services for underserved populations.

The Foundation has made the following notable changes to the Small Grant application process:

●       A 2-year waiting period has been reinstated (2021 and 2022 recipients must wait until 2024 and 2025 to reapply, respectively);

●       An optional proposal budget form is available for download from the website; and

●       The photo upload is now optional. 

Please note, the Patricia D. Klingenstein Grants Program is not applicable to oral health proposals. However, if an organization recognizes oral health needs that they could help address within their broader children's health work, they are encouraged to connect with the Children’s Oral Health Network.