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 »

News and Resource Roundup: April 29, 2020

With so much in the news and information about the coronavirus epidemic being shared right now, important developments and emerging strategies can be easy to miss. To help cut through the static, the John T. Gorman Foundation will be providing a periodic roundup of news articles chronicling the emerging challenges of vulnerable Mainers, and highlight… Read more »

How the Foundation is Supporting Vulnerable Mainers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

A message from John T. Gorman Foundation President & CEO Tony Cipollone First, I hope this email finds you and your family safe and healthy. Clearly, the last few weeks have been unsettling as the coronavirus pandemic has reached into our state, not only raising concerns about public health, but upending how we live and… 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 »

UPDATE: COVID-19 Outbreak

To John T. Gorman Foundation partners, grantees, and community, The outbreak of COVID-19 in Maine makes this an exceptionally difficult time for our state’s nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. To continue supporting them, the John T. Gorman Foundation remains committed to maintaining its operations. However, to protect the safety of our staff and… Read more »

Winter 2020 Newsletter Pays Tribute to Founder Tom Gorman

Dear Friend, Monday, February 10, marked the 10th anniversary of our founder Tom Gorman’s death. For the John T. Gorman Foundation’s Board and staff, it is an apt time to both remember and celebrate Tom’s remarkable generosity and his unflinching compassion for disadvantaged Mainers. As a grandson of L.L. Bean and a lifelong resident of Yarmouth,… Read more »

Mitchell Promise Scholars, A Promising Approach

A partnership between the John T. Gorman Foundation and Mitchell Institute gives students from very challenging circumstances access to scholarships & intensive supports to get through college During Caitlin Farrington’s sophomore year at Colby College, her adoptive parents cut ties with her. The relationship had been difficult from nearly the beginning, and by that time,… Read more »