About Us

The Maine Philanthropy Center (MPC) is an association of grantmakers with the mission to provide opportunity, leadership, and support to advance the effectiveness of philanthropy in Maine. MPC promotes shared learning and collaborative action among a network of 70+ grantmaker members and over 300 nonprofit and consultant members. Central to our work is the belief that the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusivity practices is imperative to success. Since its inception, MPC has served as a bridge between the grantmaking community and the nonprofit sector, through interactive programs, informational resources such as the Directory of Maine Grantmakers, workshops on foundation research, and the popular biennial Philanthropy Partners Conference. MPC provides additional support for over 300 associate members, including nonprofit organizations and consultants and advisors to the field of philanthropy. MPC is also a member of the United Philanthropy Forum, a national network of philanthropy-serving organizations committed to advancing philanthropy’s impact, and is a partner of Candid’s Funding Information Network.

MPC's office is in the Equality Community Center in downtown Portland.