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.

Nonprofit Resources

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 also 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.

Research Tutorials and In-Person Research Appointments - Not been to see us yet? Sign up for a Research Tutorial, or contact us for an appointment to use our grant research databases. We can help you identify a list of potential funders, the first step in securing grants! This is free and open to the public.

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.

Listing of Maine Philanthropy Center Members

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.