Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

To Grantseekers During COVID-19 Closure

During the COVID-19 crisis and related closures, we have regrettably been unable to provide public access to our grant research databases through individual research appointments.   This is a service that hundreds of nonprofits and supporting professionals use each year, and securing support from funders is of critical importance to many Maine nonprofits during this crisis.  We are considering a variety of new and modified ways of supporting nonprofits seeking philanthropic support, including digital tutorials, special database access, databases search concierge services, and more.  Keep an eye out here and in your inbox for updates.  Let us know if you would like to be added to our general mailing list.

Nonprofit Programs

The Maine Philanthropy Center’s nonprofit programs offer staff, trustees, and volunteers of nonprofit organizations the opportunity to improve their skills around grantseeking and being effective in their communications with funders. We offer monthly grant research tutorials, as well as periodic programs designed to bring together funders and nonprofits. 

If you can cannot attend one of the tutorials, please email us at or call (207) 780-5039 to schedule a time to come in to our office. We are located in room 321 of the USM Glickman Family Library in Portland, ME.  Our office hours are M - F 9am - 4:30pm -- please contact us in advance to schedule an appointment to ensure someone is available to assist you.


August 2020 Grant Research Tutorial

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 |
1:00pm to 2:30pm

MPC grant research tutorials are now virtual!  Learn the fundamentals of foundation grant research and get hands-on experience and instruction using both the Directory of Maine Grantmakers and the Foundation Directory Online.  Come away with the knowledge and tools to discover which funders are most likely to fund your organization.Read more

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