Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

What We Do

MPC's mission is to provide opportunity, leadership, and support to advance the effectiveness of philanthropy in Maine and its ability to make a meaningful difference.

Our vision is a philanthropy community that contributes strategic leadership, expertise, and financial resources, in alignment and partnership with others, to have a positive impact on issues affecting the quality of life for all in Maine.

Funders: MPC provides its grantmaker members with services to enhance their effectiveness as funders, increase partnership and collaboration among funders, and bring together foundation and nonprofit leaders to enhance the impact of grants made in Maine and expand philanthropy throughout the state. MPC keeps grantmakers abreast of the latest thinking and trends in philanthropy – here in Maine, regionally and nationally. From best practices and sample documents to connections to other grantmakers, nonprofits or resources, MPC is your one-stop shop for philanthropic information.

Nonprofits and Grantseekers: MPC’s associate member category is offered to Maine nonprofit organizations, consultants, professional advisors and others with an interest in the philanthropic sector. To further assist Maine’s grantseeking community, MPC also offers targeted services, including: access to a wide array of resources held at the MPC library in Portland and its network of library partners around the state; classes, programs, and special events; reports analyzing trends in Maine giving; practical publications and online resources; and access to information about local and national foundations, philanthropic sector news, and giving trends.


Building Connections