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 »

Winter 2021 Newsletter: Reflecting on a year of the COVID crisis, and looking ahead

Dear Friend, One year ago, COVID-19 was just starting to spread in other countries, triggering a dawning realization that a crisis was headed our way. Little did we know how quickly that crisis would arrive, the unthinkable toll it would take, and the many, many ways it would alter our everyday lives. Maybe, just maybe, we… Read more »

Maine Data Glimpse: Stark Racial Disparities in Maine’s Median Personal Income

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse describes personal income1 by race in Maine, using data from the recently released 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)… Read more »

Maine Data Glimpse: Employment Changes among Maine Households During the Pandemic

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse focuses on employment data from Phases 2 and 3 of the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey. Collected from mid-August to early November 2020,… Read more »

Two-Generation Funding Opportunity

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services recently posted its first Request for Proposals for Whole Family Services funding. Passed in the LIFT and STEP Bills during the last Legislature, this new annual funding is meant to support the kind of coordinated, wraparound supports for low-income families that are central to the two-generation approach.… Read more »

Key dates and details for the Maine Working Communities Challenge

The John T. Gorman Foundation is pleased to join the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, State of Maine, and numerous private partners in sponsoring the Maine Working Communities Challenge. The vision for this program is to advance local efforts that build strong, healthy economies and communities in Maine’s rural towns, regions, and smaller cities. Launched… Read more »

Maine Data Glimpse: Education & Remote Learning in New England

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse focuses on education data from Phase 2 of the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey. Collected from mid-August to mid-September 2020, these data provide… Read more »