$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 »

Maine Data Glimpse: Pandemic Unemployment

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D., Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation This report provides updates on Maine’s unemployment situation through mid-June, drawing on new data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 19, 2020. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week… Read more »

John T. Gorman Foundation Awards $700,000 to Maine Nonprofits Serving Vulnerable Mainers

Grant funds go to 43 organizations working to help Mainers in all 16 counties From 2019, a nutrition educator and volunteers at grantee Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County distribute free produce grown at one of its community gardens. Portland – The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded $700,000 to 43 nonprofits throughout Maine that… Read more »

News and Resource Roundup: May 19, 2020

The John T. Gorman Foundation is providing a periodic roundup of news articles chronicling the emerging challenges of vulnerable Mainers during the pandemic, and highlight new resources and innovative practices that may be helpful to organizations, individuals, and communities working to address those challenges. NOTE: the resource items referenced below, and others, can be found… Read more »

Foundation Awards $400,000 to Address Critical Needs for Maine Seniors

Foundation Awards $400,000 to Address Critical Needs for Maine Seniors To advance its goal of making it possible for Maine seniors to age in place, the John T. Gorman Foundation recently awarded $400,000 to 17 organizations across the state. Made through the Foundation’s annual Direct Services Grant Program, these grants help address vital needs for… Read more »

COVID Crisis Spurs Innovation in Maine’s Juvenile Justice System

By Lisa Margulies, Esq., John T. Gorman Foundation Program Associate  Stakeholders across the state have worked to enhance Maine’s juvenile justice system for years. A particular area of focus has been decreasing the number of youth in Long Creek Youth Development Center due to growing recognition and agreement that many justice-involved youth do not pose… Read more »

Despite Pandemic, Fellows Push On

John T. Gorman Fellows adapt and innovate to continue making progress toward their long-term goals John T. Gorman Fellows have all set ambitious goals for improving the lives of Maine people – targets that take years to achieve, even under the best of circumstances. The crisis of the coronavirus – both from a public health… Read more »

Maine Nonprofits Rise to the Challenge

John T. Gorman Foundation partners adapt and innovate to serve vulnerable Mainers during the pandemic Maine’s nonprofit community and other institutions serving low-income Mainers are dealing with an unprecedented situation that no one could have anticipated just a few months ago. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges before them were not easy. In a… Read more »