Supporting early childhood, neuroscience, and education.

Improving child and adolescent mental health.

Promoting the health of Maine’s children.

Founded on family. Focused on neuroscience, health, and education.

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How We Work

Inspired by the values of our family

For generations, the Klingenstein family has valued family involvement, patience and discipline, scientific research, measurable results, the advice of experts, and the joy that comes from helping make a difference in people’s lives.

Tackling important issues to benefit people

Klingenstein Philanthropies is committed to helping people by supporting breakthrough research in neuroscience, and by funding programs that improve the lives of children, especially in the fields of mental health, oral health, medicine, and education.

Disciplined commitments to our areas of focus

The areas we commit to are challenging and do not lend themselves to easy answers or quick fixes. They require patience and a long-term perspective. Once the decision has been made to get involved in a field, we tend to stay the course.

Current Funding Opportunities

We’re grateful for our partners in neuroscience, children’s health, and independent education. Please look through the current funding opportunities to see if there is an opportunity for us to work together.

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Advisor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

David Brent, a member of the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee, has received the Lifetime Achievement Research Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). This award honors suicide prevention researchers whose career and body of work have had a significant and broad impact on the field of suicide prevention. Learn more…

Advisor and Three Former Neuroscience Fellows Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Hollis Cline, PhD (1993), Erik M. Jorgensen, PhD (1995), Alex L. Kolodkin, PhD (1995), advisor Helen S. Mayberg, MD, recognized for distinguished and continuing original research, have been elected to the 2022 National Academy of Sciences. They are among 120 new members and 30 foreign associates elected to join the academy this year. Please learn…

Former Neuroscience Fellow Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Chenghua Gu, PhD has been elected as a 2022 member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The 2007 Klingenstein Neuroscience Fellow is among the 261 outstanding individuals have been elected to the Academy in 2022. Read more from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.