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.

Directory of Maine Grantmakers

Maine Philanthropy Center produces the 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. Access is available by in-person appointment only, but is free and available to all. Schedule an appointment to use our grant research databases using our booking page. We can help you identify a list of potential funders, the first step in securing grants!

Explore grantmakers remotely with impala

With impala, you can explore the profiles of any nonprofit and foundation in the U.S and analyze any nonprofit ecosystem, anywhere in the country - see who’s involved, how the grantmakers and grantseekers compare, key funding and financial trends, and more. Through a partnership with MPC, all Maine nonprofits and foundations are eligible for free, premium access to impala until May 2024. Reach out to with any questions.

Tutorials and other offerings

We highly recommend coming to our free Grant Research Tutorials which offer guidance on how to use our resources to start your research process. You are also welcome to visit our office to use our resources -- please make an appointment by contacting as our staff is often working remotely and we want to ensure someone is here to help you.

If you are looking for federal grant opportunities they will be listed at, 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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