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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Two Former Neuroscience Fellows Receive the NINDS Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Richard Daneman, Ph.D. and Robert C. Froemke, Ph.D. received the 2021 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship. The award is given to faculty members who have shown dedication to superior mentorship and training in neuroscience research. Learn more about the mentoring approaches Dr. Daneman and Dr. Froemke.

Helping Home-Based Child Care Providers Participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

For millions of children in child care, the Child and Adult Care Food Program acts as a key nutritional support by reimbursing child care providers for the cost of snacks and meals provided to the children in their care. The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund is a member of the Home Grown Child Care…

Sadie & Harry Davis Foundation Small Grants Applications Open for Submissions

Emilie Knight, Sadie & Harry Davis Foundation Director of Small Grants, spoke with to announce the opening of the Foundation’s 2021 grant cycle. Community organizations serving Maine residents are encouraged to apply, especially those addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article at