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.

Grant Research

The most important piece of finding a funder that is a good fit for your organization is doing thorough research. We are happy to offer nonprofits in Maine resources and help related to grant research.

The Directory of Maine Grantmakers

The Maine Philanthropy Center produces a Directory of Maine Grantmakers with information on foundations that give in Maine. This Directory is available in an online version to all our Members, and is also for sale in a print version.

Funding Information Network Databases

Through our partnership with Candid, MPC has access to national databases of funders and grants at our office location in the USM Glickman Family Library.

Foundation Directory Essential is available for remote access throughout 2021 through our website (see link on right sidebar). Once on the site, you will be asked to create an account and sign up for a day pass. The day pass allows you to use Foundation Directory Essential remotely in a 24-hour window. There is a clock at the top of the screen that will tell you how much time remains in the pass. After the 24 hours, the clock will show the next date on which you can activate a new pass (every 30 days).

Since you will be able to create an individual account in Foundation Directory Essential, you will have access to the MyFDO features that were not previously available. You’ll be able to create dashboards, tag favorite grantmakers, and save searches, and return to these each time you activate a new pass. The day pass allows Candid to continue providing remote access in a secure and automated way to people all over the world.

Tutorials

We highly recommend coming to a free tutorial on using our resources to start your research process. You are also welcome to visit our office to use our resources-- please make an appointment as we have a small staff and want to ensure someone is here to help you. If you are doing research in our office please fill out this form

If you are looking for federal grant opportunities they will be listed at Grants.gov, and if you are not able to come into our office to utilize our database you can look at foundation tax forms using these resources.

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