Read the New Report: Importance of Wealth to Family Well-Being

Welcome to our new website!

We’re pleased to share the John T. Gorman Foundation’s new website at With the recent evolution of the Foundation’s work, the website has been redesigned to articulate our goal of improving the resiliency of Maine children by ensuring they and their caregivers have the tools and supports they need to be successful. Features of … Read more

2023 Direct Services Grant Program Opens March 1

The John T. Gorman Foundation will open its 2023 Direct Services Grant Program on Wednesday, March 1. As in prior years, the DSGP will award grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations that are providing supports to address basic needs for low-income Mainers – including food, housing, transportation, and access to physical and mental … Read more

The Next Evolution of Our Work

A message from John T. Gorman Foundation President & CEO Nicole Witherbee We are excited to share an update on the direction and focus of the John T. Gorman Foundation’s work over the coming years. We remain committed to improving the lives of Maine people most acutely experiencing the adverse effects of poverty. But, to … Read more

VIDEO: ‘If my kids are happy, I’m happy’

In April, the John T. Gorman Foundation awarded the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine a grant to provide afterschool and summer programming for 240 children living temporarily in two hotels in South Portland. In this video, one mother and her children share what the Club programming has meant for them.

‘I took the ‘job’ and stayed with it’

In tribute to Wes Bonney’s long service to the John T. Gorman Foundation and people of Maine – and in recognition of his personal passion to increase and improve educational opportunities for Maine students – the Foundation is making a $500,000 grant to the Mitchell Institute’s Promise Scholars program, an initiative that supports students who come from extraordinarily challenging circumstances.