The Maine Philanthropy Center assists nonprofit organizations by helping them find funding sources for their organizations. We have a variety of services and resources available.
Our Directory of Maine Grantmakers is the definitive Maine-based resource for foundation funding opportunties. It's available in both print and online versions. Online access to the Directory from your own computer is for MPC members only, but access from our office at the USM Library is free and open to all by appointment.
We partner with Candid to offer public access to their powerful database of national funders and other grant research tools - the Foundation Directory Online (FDO Professional). Access is available by in-person appointment only, but is free and available to all.
MPC has also partnered with impala to give all Maine nonprofits and foundation free, premium access until May 2024.
Research Tutorials and In-Person Research Appointments - Not been to see us yet? Sign up for a Research Tutorial, or 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! This is free and open to the public.
Remote Grant Research - Can't make it to Portland for an in-person appointment? Research Tutorials are remote and offer an opportunity to explore the Directory of Maine Grantmakers regardless of membership status. MPC members can access the Directory of Maine Grantmakers remotely 24/7. Additionally, all Maine nonprofits and foundations have remote access to impala, and will be able to use premium features until May 2024 through a partnership with MPC.
Grant Research Resources - We've developed a set of resources to help you with your grant research, including a Grantseeker's Primer with information on getting started, tips for using the online Directory of Maine Grantmakers, outside resources, tools to keep track of potential funders, and the Common Grant Application.
Nonprofit Resources - A listing of all MPC's resources, events, and information for nonprofits.
Maine Philanthropy Center Member Benefits - Interested in becoming a member? Learn more about what we offer.