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.  We are considering a variety of new and modified ways of supporting nonprofits seeking philanthropic support, including digital tutorials, special database access, databases search concierge services, and more.  Keep an eye out here and in your inbox for updates.  Let us know 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.

In-Person Research Help

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.

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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August 2020 Grant Research Tutorial

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 |
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Zoom

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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July 2020 Grant Research Tutorial

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 |
10:00am to 11:30am
Zoom

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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June 2020 Grant Research Tutorial

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 |
10:00am to 11:30am
Zoom

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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