The Maine Philanthropy Center strives to advance the effectiveness of philanthropy in Maine and its ability to make a meaningful difference.

We are committed to a number of Maine funder and nonprofit initiatives as a way of increasing the effectiveness of philanthropy in Maine.

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 here

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At MPC, equity is at the center of everything we do. It is a core value and underpins our values of learning, relationships, and leadership. Additionally, equity is the foundation of the informed approach we take as we use data, research, and information to do our work.

As part of our Data Equity Initiative, BIPOC-led organizations are eligible for one free year of membership. Learn more or take advantage of this opportunity by becoming a member.

Funder and Nonprofit Networks

At MPC, we believe that building community and advancing learning are integral to our vision of a vibrant, just, and equitable Maine. There are a number of existing funder and nonprofit networks that work to foster relationships and increasing opportunities for learning, alignment, and collaborative action.

Maine Funder Networks

Arts and Culture Funder Network, BIPOC Funders in Maine, Climate Change Funders Forum, Downeast Funders Network, Early Childhood Funders Group, Education Funders Network, Environmental Funders Network, Grant Managers Network, Lewiston/Auburn Funders Network, Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, Maine Food Funders Network, Maine Health Funders, Maine Oral Health Funders, New to Philanthropy Network

Maine Nonprofit Networks

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Northern New England Chapter, Community Centric Fundraising Maine Chapter

Additional nonprofit networks can be found on the Maine Association of Nonprofits website.