Harold Alfond Foundation
Beyond What Is,
To What Can Be
Beyond What Is,
To What Can Be
Beyond What Is,
To What Can Be

Harold Alfond Foundation

The Harold Alfond Foundation honors and promotes the values of its founder through transformative investments for the benefit of Maine in education, health care, and youth and community development.

The Harold Alfond Foundation favors charitable causes in three broad program areas:

College classroom

Educating students for the benefit of Maine.

Mr. Alfond believed that every person in the 21st century should aspire and have access to higher education. Our education grants promote access to and improve the quality of higher education for the benefit of Maine people. These grants are often designed to build, preserve, and enhance the skills of Maine’s workforce now and into the future.

Health care

Our health care investments are intended to pay important long-term dividends for the state of Maine.

We make grants to improve health care delivery and quality, promote centers of excellence, and advance education for Maine’s future health care professionals.

Youth & Community Development

Supporting those who inspire and empower our communities.

Harold Alfond was inspired by many philanthropic causes, especially those which invest in our youth and communities. He and his wife Bibby had a deep love for their community, and for the institutions so important to a community’s health and well-being. We support youth development initiatives that inspire and empower youth through education, job creation, leadership development, and sports and recreation.

Our Grantees Are Making an Impact!

The Jackson Laboratory
Our Grantees
Category: Health Care
Since 2015 the Harold Alfond Foundation has partnered with the The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) on the Maine Cancer Genomic Initiative (MCGI). 
The Harold Alfond Foundation has played a transformative role in Thomas College’s success since its first investment in 1988. The Foundation has continued to help improve the quality of a Thomas education and lift the sights of the College’s many first-generation students.
- Laurie Lachance, Thomas College President