The Maine Philanthropy Center strives to advance the effectiveness of philanthropy in Maine and its ability to make a meaningful difference.
We are committed to a number of Maine funder efforts or initiatives as a way of increasing the effectiveness of philanthropy in Maine.
MPC feels strongly that there is great value in funders being engaged in public policy on the state and national levels. In 2014 MPC convened a Public Policy Task Team charged with developing recommendations for how MPC can best support and enhance the public policy work of our philanthropic network. Read more about the task team here.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We believe that increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills around diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and practices is another key way for philanthropy to be more effective in Maine.
- Past programming on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- A set of resources on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Get on the Map
Third, we believe that access to rich, detailed, accurate data about philanthropic giving in Maine will help philanthropy to be more effective. Through the "Get on the Map" intiative, MPC funder members contribute to and have access to a powerful map of Maine giving.
Funder Affinity Groups
Finally, at MPC we believe that fostering relationships and increase opportunities for learning, alignment, and collaborative action is an important part of increasing funder effectiveness. There are a number of existing funder affinity groups, and we can help funders connect with those groups.
Environmental Funders Network
Early Childhood Funders Group
Education Funders Network
Immigrant and Refugee Funders Group
Maine Oral Health Funders