How We Work

Improving The Lives of People in Maine

We are focused on improving educational achievement for young children; promoting successful transitions to adulthood for vulnerable older youth; helping struggling parents support their families and enabling low-income seniors to age in place. Research shows that successfully achieving these key objectives predicts future success. If they are not achieved, the consequences can be dire for current and subsequent generations.


To best improve results for vulnerable children, youth, families and seniors we focus our efforts and grant funding on four key strategies we believe have the greatest chance at creating long lasting change:

Explore Our Work in Maine

The John T. Gorman Foundation invests in each of Maine’s 16 counties. To learn more about the challenges faced by each county and the grants we’ve made, please explore the map below.