RELEASE: John T. Gorman Foundation Announces Leadership Transition

The John T. Gorman Foundation announced today that its President & CEO Tony Cipollone will retire on February 1, 2022, after leading the organization through a major period of growth. Chief Program Officer Nicole Witherbee, now in her 10th year at the Foundation, has been selected by the Board of Directors as its new President & CEO.

$1 Million Awarded in 2021 Direct Services Grant Program

Grants will help 71 organizations provide food, shelter, and other essential services in all of Maine’s 16 counties Portland – The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded 71 grants totaling $1 million to provide food, shelter, and other essential services to Mainers in need through its 2021 Direct Services Grant Program. The Foundation increased funding… Read more »

Foundation Awards $250,000 to in Response to Rising Youth Mental Health Concerns

The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded 11 grants totaling $250,000 to help Maine organizations increase mental health, wellness, and community support opportunities for older youth during the pandemic. The funding comes in response to rising concerns about the well-being of young adults, who are suffering from the mental health effects of the prolonged pandemic… Read more »

With Foundation support, Elder Justice Coordinating Partnership holds first meeting

The John T. Gorman Foundation has made a grant to support the work of Maine’s new Elder Justice Coordinating Partnership. The following is a press release from the Maine Securities Administration announcing the partnership’s first meeting today. The initiative is being led by John T. Gorman Fellow Jaye Martin, executive director of Legal Services for the Elderly, a longtime partner in the Foundation’s work to help Maine seniors age in place.  

$500,000 in Grants from John T. Gorman Foundation Boost Efforts to Ensure Child and Family Safety During Pandemic

Funding will be used to support victims of domestic violence and connect vulnerable families to services In its second round of COVID Response Grants, the John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded $500,000 in grants to protect child and family safety during the pandemic. Half of the funding will go to organizations working to provide shelter… Read more »

Foundation Policy Brief Outlines New Ways for State to Help Vulnerable Families Thrive

UPDATE: Watch a recording of a webinar featuring the brief’s author Sarah Griffen, Maine DHHS Deputy Commissioner Bethany Hamm and KVCAP Director of Child and Family Services/Educare Tracye Fortin, and others. Watch ——– The two-generation approach to serving low-income families holds important lessons for state policies and systems Portland, Maine – Today, the John T.… Read more »

RELEASE: John T. Gorman Foundation Awards $500,000 in Grants to Organizations Serving Vulnerable Mainers During COVID-19 Outbreak

Grants go to 11 nonprofits across the state providing emergency food and shelter Portland, Maine—As part of its COVID-19 response, the John T. Gorman Foundation is awarding $500,000 in grants to 11 Maine nonprofits working to provide food and shelter to Mainers in need during the outbreak. The mission of the independent, statewide Foundation is… Read more »

Effort to Build and Strengthen Workforce in Lewiston-Auburn Announced

LA Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and John T. Gorman Foundation commit to Strengthen LA, a plan to support continued business growth by aligning and investing in efforts to grow the local workforce LEWISTON, MAINE – Announced January 23, 2020, at the LA Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Dinner, the Chamber and John T. Gorman… Read more »

Foundation Lends Support to New Public-Private Partnership to Address Elder Abuse

—–John T. Gorman Foundation President Tony Cipollone and Chief Program Officer Nicole Witherbee attended today’s signing ceremony, as the Foundation has pledged its support of this important partnership. Below is the Governor’s Press Release.—- Joined by lawmakers, advocates for older Mainers, and other state government officials, Governor Janet Mills today signed an Executive Order establishing… Read more »