Reduced Cost Memberships - FAQ

In line with our focus on equity, we hope all organizations are able to take advantage of MPC membership, regardless of their ability to pay membership dues. These funds remain available to new and renewing members for whom full cost membership would be burdensome or prohibitive.

Please read through for commonly asked questions. 

Members will have access to all of our regular benefits including:

  •     Online access to Directory of Maine Grantmakers
  •     Exclusive member rates to programming including a substantial discount to our Maine Philanthropy Center Conference
  •     Free job postings – valued at up to $150 per post
  •     Monthly newsletters with upcoming grant deadlines and resources, MPC and partner program info, and philanthropy news

How do I access reduced cost membership?

Any organization that expresses the need for supplemental support to get an MPC membership is eligible for a 50% discount (nonprofits and consultants) or 100% discount (nonprofits only) on their applicable membership tier. Simply use the code MEMBER50 or MEMBER100 in your membership form to automatically apply the discount.

Nonprofits can apply using our Nonprofit Membership Form.  Consultants and professional firms use the Consultant Membership Form.

If you experience any issues using the discount code during checkout please reach out to Robert Burnett at  

I am new to MPC or didn't hold a membership last year. Can I still have my membership offset?

Yes! Reduced cost memberships are for any associate membership level regardless of prior membership status.

How do you define need?  

We are asking organizations to self-report need. Because funds are limited, we hope that those who can pay full membership will choose to do so. This will allow those that truly need the support to access it. 

What about the future?  

This discount program was made possible through exceptional support in 2021 and will remain available as funds allow.

Are reduced cost memberships available for Consultant/Professional membership as well?

Yes, reduced cost memberships are available for all MPC Associate Member types. Consultants and professional firms are eligible for a 50% discount using the code MEMBER50 on the Consultant Membership Form.