Davis Foundation Grant

Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation

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Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $15,000

Next anticipated deadline: May 6, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Jun 21, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Maine

Location of residency: Maine

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Advancing the Health of Maine's Children

The Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to the advancement of Maine children's health. The large majority of the Foundation’s resources are focused on improving the oral health of Maine children.

The Foundation seeks to significantly reduce the incidence of dental disease in Maine. In 2008, the Foundation launched its first oral health initiative, From the First Tooth™, which serves over a third of all Maine children (0-4) who receive preventive oral health services in medical settings. 

The Foundation also makes a limited number of small grants each year for projects that advance the health of Maine children more generally.

Small Grants Program

The Foundation reserves a small amount of its grantmaking budget in order to promote Maine children’s health.

Almost all forms of grants will be considered (e.g., program grants, capacity building grants, challenge grants, matching grants, etc.). Successful applicants typically have strong track records and take approaches that are creative but well grounded (e.g., in data, theory, best practices, evaluation methods, etc.). In general, the Foundation looks for proposals that address Maine’s poorest and most underserved populations (e.g., low-income, rural, etc.).

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Projects/programs must advance Maine children’s health.
  • Nonprofit charitable organizations that are exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Revenue Code can apply for grant.


  • As a rule, the Foundation would not expect to make capital grants (e.g., funding for building, etc.), or grants to individuals.
  • The Foundation does not fund organizations more frequently than every 3 years, even if different projects are proposed.
    • Example: An organization which received funding on 9/1/14 could not apply again for funding until the Spring 2017 application deadline for grants to be awarded on 9/1/17.