Maine 2Gen Summit

In Freeport on October 23, the John T. Gorman Foundation joined Ascend at the Aspen Institute in hosting the Maine 2Gen Summit. The daylong convening engaged 130 practitioners, parents, and policy makers from across the state on the topic of two-generation strategies, which help families experiencing poverty build well-being by working with children and the adults in their lives simultaneously. Learn more.

UPDATED: Statement on Lewiston Shootings

(For the latest on the John T. Gorman Foundation’s response to the Lewiston shootings, go here.) We are heartbroken and dismayed by the senseless acts of violence that occurred in Lewiston last night. Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives, their loved ones, and the greater community. As this situation continues to unfold, … Read more

Partner Profile: Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence

Foundation grant supports efforts to secure safety, freedom from domestic violence. Founded in 1977, the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) advocates for the right of all people to live free from domestic abuse and all forms of violence. It does this by providing support to a network of nine Domestic Violence Resource Centers (DVRCs) … Read more

Lewiston’s Transformation

Foundation board tours Lewiston at milestone moment for city’s Tree Streets neighborhood   As members of the John T. Gorman Foundation board walked through expanded preschool classrooms, toured new housing units, viewed public artwork, and learned about other recent and upcoming developments in Lewiston’s Tree Streets neighborhood at its June meeting, something became quite clear … Read more

Asset Building in Action

Foundation partnerships are helping strengthen a key component of family well-being The John T. Gorman Foundation believes that a key element to stemming generational poverty is helping families develop appreciable assets that will allow them to achieve meaningful financial mobility. Two examples of this tenet in action include Foundation collaborations with Bangor Housing Authority and … Read more

Housing as the Starting Place

Foundation partnerships show the power of integrating housing with a two-generation approach   Integrating housing with a two-generation approach can be a transformative way to help whole families thrive. This was a key takeaway of a May 30 panel at the Maine Philanthropy Conference moderated by John T. Gorman Foundation Vice President, Programs Jennifer Beck. … Read more