Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Public Policy

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 and their resulting report. In 2017, the Public Policy Committee for Maine's Philanthropic Network was officially launched. This committee is responsible for enhancing and implementing the recommendations outlined in the 2015 Public Policy - A Path to Greater Impact report

Scroll down for a listing of resources and events related to public policy. 


Funder Information Call: Redistricting & Supporting Efforts in Maine

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 |
3:45pm to 5:00pm

Maine is about to embark in a redistricting process – a routine democratic process that uses census data to redraw lines that determine who represents individuals and communities. Join our conversation on redistricting to discuss how funders can support redistricting best practices, what an effective funding strategy looks like for this work, and where you can make a difference.Read more

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Census 2020 Webinar

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November 2018
This webinar is an introduction to the 2020 census. It provides a high-level overview of the census and its importance, discusses the difficulties that impede the collection of accurate census data, identifies what can be done to overcome some of those difficulties, and provides examples of what funders in states other than Maine have done to help support an accurate census. Featured speakers include Marcia Avner , co-chair of the Funders Census Initiative (a project of the Funders Committee for Civic Participation ), Alexie Torres-Fleming , executive director of the Access Strategies Fund ,...
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