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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MaineCare Expands Dental Coverage and Boosts Provider Reimbursement

MaineCare is expanding its dental coverage for adults and increasing reimbursement rates for dental providers on July 1, representing an estimated $45 million investment in oral health. “Oral health is an essential element of overall health, and dental care is a critical health service for all Maine people. Research shows that children will be more…

2022 Neuroscience Fellow Recognized as an Innovator

Xin Jin is recognized as one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 for inventing a method that allows scientists to examine dozens or hundreds of genes in each experiment. Dr. Jin is using the method to better understand how genetic changes affect mental health.

Klingenstein Advisor to Lead Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Rinad S. Beidas, PhD, has been named chair and Ralph Seal Paffenbarger Professor of Medical Social Sciences. An internationally recognized leader in the field of implementation science, Dr. Beidas’ research broadly focuses on leveraging insights from implementation science and behavioral economics to make it easier for clinicians, leaders, and organizations to use best practices to…