Funder Resources

The Maine Philanthropy Center brings information and trends to the grantmakers who fund nonprofits in Maine.

These resources include reports and other sources of data in addition to information about trainings and other organizations that might be of interest to our Funder Members.

Resources and Information from MPC

  • Member Listing - Find information about MPC funder, nonprofit, and consultant members. MPC funder members can also see contact information for fellow funders.
  • Common Grant Application - Your organization could use this application.
  • Giving in Maine Reports - Research reports on philanthropy in Maine.
  • Maine Giving Map - Through the Get on the Map Initiative, a tool to see who's funding what where in Maine.

Corporate Funders

Links to Philanthropy Networks

The United Philanthropy Forum - United Philanthropy Forum, formerly the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, is a national network of more than 60 philanthropy associations and networks across the United States, including regional philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) and national PSOs—such as national issue-based, identity-based and practice-based affinity groups. MPC members can access the Forum's rich set of resources.

Council on Foundations - The Council on Foundations is a nonprofit leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. It provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good.

Exponent Philanthropy - formerly the Association for Small Foundations, Exponent Philanthropy "empowers philanthropists to leverage their resources and amplify their impact." They provide resources and tools primarily for foundations with few or no staff.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations - GEO is a diverse community of 500 grantmakers working to reshape the way philanthropy operates. Understanding that grantmakers are successful only to the extent that their grantees achieve meaningful results, GEO promotes strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success.

LearnPhilanthropy - is a marketplace of knowledge and tools for grantmakers new to the field, to a role, or to a particular topic.

IssueLab, a service of the Foundation Center compiles reports, evaluations and case studies from foundations throughout the country

Giving USA - National reports on philanthropy trends. MPC has the full reports, and can do individual research for you.