Patricia D. Klingenstein Grants Program


Named in honor of Patricia Klingenstein, who championed the program, the Sadie & Harry Davis Foundation awards grants ranging from $3,000 to $15,000 to organizations that focus on the health needs of Maine’s children, especially those from low-income families and under-resourced communities, or other marginalized populations that may have limited supports and resources.

We want to help the children of Maine, particularly those most in need. This program is a way we can do that.

Patricia D. Klingenstein (December 3, 1929 – February 11, 2023)

My Place Teen Center

In a typical year, the My Place Teen Center serves as a no-barrier drop-in program for kids and teens in the Westbrook and Biddeford areas, providing a safe place to foster positive youth development through a variety of programs and services. The Center’s programs focus on character development, academic support, civic engagement, and life skills, and the Center’s nutritious daily meals eliminate a key barrier to success that so many youths face – hunger and food insecurity. During the COVID pandemic, My Place Teen Center temporarily pivoted from in-person programs to distribute 500 family-sized meals and 150 snack kits each week. In 2020, a Children’s Health Small Grant from the Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation supported this effort to combat food insecurity heightened during the pandemic, and in 2021 (during a period when the waiting period was lifted), the Center received another grant to support a return to regular in-person programmatic operations.

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