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.  At this time, we are offering our free monthly grant research tutorials virtually.  Keep an eye out here and in your inbox for updates.  Subscribe here 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 mpc@mainephilanthropy.org 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.

Aug
02
2021

PEAK/EPIP Community Conversation: A Leader Salon on Career Journeys in Philanthropy

Monday, August 2, 2021 |
2:00pm to 3:30pm

This first event in the series celebrates the release of PEAK’s Career Journeys in Philanthropy Journal, which highlights accidental technologists and process pioneers who led critical, formative work to make grantmaking more efficient, more effective, and ultimately, more equitable.Read more

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Aug
10
2021

August 2021 Grant Research Tutorial

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 |
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Virtual Meeting

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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Sep
14
2021

Summer Learning Series: Transparent Communication, Soliciting Feedback, & Support Beyond the Check

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 |
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Too often, foundations get in the way of the work nonprofits doing the work they know best. Trust-based philanthropy reimagines that dynamic, advocating for six principles of grantmaking that are geared toward building partnership and mutual learning. Read more

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Sep
15
2021

September 2021 Grant Research Tutorial

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 |
10:00am to 11:30am
Virtual Meeting

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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