Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At MPC, we believe that increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills around diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and practices is key way for philanthropy to be more effective in Maine.

Scroll down for resources and programs related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

"Dawnland" Screening & Conversation with Esther Anne and Adam Mazo

"Dawnland" Movie Poster
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 |
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Freeport Community Library

Join us for a screening of this important film, which will be followed by a facilitated conversation with film participant Esther Anne – co-director of Maine-Wabanaki REACH – and filmmaker Adam MazoRead more

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DEI Brown-Bag Lunch: Integrating Equity into Programs and Operations at the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 |
11:30am to 1:00pm
Elmina B. Sewall Foundation

Join us for a conversation about how the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation is integrating equity into its programs and operations, including its core Switzer Fellows initiative.Read more

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2017 Funders Forum: Building our Muscle and Finding our Voice

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 |
8:30am to 3:00pm
Maine Mechanics' Hall

Join us for our annual gathering of Maine funders! Build connections with Maine philanthropy colleagues, share successes and challenges, and learn about what's happening in the broader philanthropy world.Read more

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Inclusion and Equity Brown-Bag Lunch: Social Capital

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 |
11:30am to 1:00pm
Maine Charitable Mechanic Association - Mechanics' Hall

Join MPC and the Immigrant & Refugee Funders group for a brown-bag lunch conversation about social capital and philanthropy. Get a brief introduction to the idea of social capital: What is it? Why is it important? How do we build it equitably? Then share examples from your funder colleagues and have an open discussion.Read more

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Inclusion and Equity Brown-Bag Lunch: Grants for Change at Maine Initiatives

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 |
11:30am to 1:00pm
Maine Initiatives' Offices

In 2016, Maine Initiatives launched its Grants for Change program focused on advancing racial justice and racial equity in Maine. Join us to hear about the process and what the Maine Initiatives staff have learned so far about participatory grantmaking and the value of explicitly funding racial justice work.Read more

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Inclusion and Equity Brown-Bag Lunch: Grantmaking for Racial Equity

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 |
11:30am to 1:00pm
State of Maine Room, Portland City Hall

Join Lelia DeAndrade for an informal conversation about Maine Community Foundation's experience and lessons learned from seven years of grantmaking for racial equity.Read more

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Inclusion and Equity Brown-Bag Lunch: Applying a Gender Lens to Grantmaking

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 |
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Dietel Partners Office

Part of a new series of informal brown-bag lunch conversations for funders around issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Join Tory Dietel Hopps, Managing Partner of Dietel Partners for an informal conversation about applying a gender lens to your work.Read more

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2016 Philanthropy Partners Conference: Engaging the Many Voices of Maine

Conference Logo - Engaging the Many Voices of Maine
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (All day)
Point Lookout

Save the date for Maine Philanthropy Center's 2016 Conference, bringing together funders, nonprofits, advisors, and consultants working across Maine to speak frankly about shared issues and current challenges.Read more

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