Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

About Us

The Maine Philanthropy Center (MPC) is Maine’s only organization that focuses on increasing the awareness and effectiveness of philanthropy. Through partnerships with funder and nonprofit members, we provide programming, networking, strategy and support to the Maine philanthropic community. We see diversity, equity, and inclusion as imperative to success, and we operate with accountability and responsiveness. Our work results in more effective philanthropy for all of Maine.

Founded in 1995, the Maine Philanthropy Center is a regional association of grantmakers - small and large private foundations, community foundations, public foundations, corporate giving programs, family foundations and philanthropic individuals - who share a commitment to increasing the vitality and visibility of Maine’s philanthropy community.  MPC carries out its mission through a range of programs and services. 

In addition, MPC:

  • Is a member of the United Philanthropy Forum, a national network committed to promoting effectiveness and operating standards in the practice of philanthropy.
  • Serves as a Cooperating Collection of The Foundation Center, an independent national service that is the authoritative source of information on foundation and corporate giving.
  • Works closely with local organizations to provide joint programming and leverage resources.


The Maine Philanthropy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization serving foundations and other grantmakers. We do not make grants. Those interested in a statewide organization serving nonprofits may wish to contact the Maine Association of Nonprofits at (207) 871-1885.