May 19 Discussion on Equity in Wealth & Asset Development

Next week, May 18-20, the Maine Philanthropy Center is hosting its biennial conference, with the theme being “Centering Equity: Shifting Power, Building Community.” From the keynote speakers to the breakout sessions, it promises to be three days of rich and important discussion on opportunities to advance equity in Maine. The John T. Gorman Foundation is… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Fall 2020 Foundation News of Note

Maine Working Communities Challenge: The John T. Gorman Foundation is proud to join the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, State of Maine, and other philanthropic partners in helping launch the Maine Working Communities Challenge. This challenge will make $2.7 million in grants available to drive economic growth while reducing inequity in Maine’s rural towns and… Read more »