Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Programs for Nonprofits and Grantseekers

The Maine Philanthropy Center’s nonprofit programs offer staff, trustees and volunteers of nonprofit organizations the opportunity to improve their skills around grantseeking and being effective in their communications with funders.

Guided Grant Research Tutorial and Expanded Research Hours!

Learn how to use two powerful tools for learning about foundations: MPC's online Directory of Maine Grantmakers  with enhanced search features and The Foundation Directory Online, a resource from the Foundation Center that gives you instant access to data on foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities.

The Maine Philanthropy Center is a Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center and has access to a wealth of information for the public in our capacity.

Tutorials are free and open to the public, but space is limited so we request registration. 

Upcoming Research Tutorials

Tuesday, October 11 - 10:00 am

Thursday, November 8 - 11:00 am

Tuesday, December 13 - 1:00 pm

If you can cannot attend one of the tutorials please contact us directly to schedule a time to come in to the library-- email us at or call (207) 780-5039.

Grantseekers are also welcome to stop in our office on the 3rd floor of the USM Glickman Family Library in Portland, ME Monday - Thursday 9-3:30.