Thank you for your interest in the John T. Gorman Fellowship. We are no longer accepting applications and plan to announce the next cohort of Fellows in early 2022. 


The John T. Gorman Foundation is now accepting applications for the fourth cohort of its Fellowship Program. The deadline for applying is September 24, 2021.

The John T. Gorman Fellowship is designed to strengthen the capacity of leaders to make changes that can improve the lives of vulnerable people in Maine with measurable results. Fellows work within the Foundation’s priority areas of young children, older youth, families, and seniors.

Key Dates

Watch the recording of a July 20 virtual information session featuring Fellowship alumni.

Friday, September 24:
Application deadline

Through a series of in-person and virtual seminars over the course of 6 months, the Foundation will convene up to 12 fellows to reflect, explore, and learn more about their leadership practice in the context of personal strengths, organizational roles, and the complex systems in which they work. Discussions, exercises, and practice around Results-Based Leadership – a model of leadership designed to make measurable, population-level changes – will be woven into both group work and individual activities. Participants are also supported in applying these skills within their own organizations, systems, and communities over the course of the Fellowship. The Foundation will cover all participant costs, including travel, lodging, meals and materials.

Making up three cohorts, 32 John T. Gorman Fellows have gone through the program so far, with leaders across the state from the nonprofit, advocacy, and government sectors. Go here to learn more about Fellowship alumni and their work.

Application Information

Successful Fellowship applicants will have a deep commitment to the mission and values of the Foundation, be working in a public system or non-profit organization associated with the Foundation’s grantmaking priorities, and have at least seven years of cumulative experience working in the field on the Foundation’s priority areas. In addition, applicants selected will be in a position of influence and responsibility at some level of their organization or agency, aspire to move to positions of even more significant influence and responsibility in the future, and have the support of their organization or agency.

Applications will now be accepted until September 24, 2021. (NOTE: Please disregard mentions of the previous September 8 deadline in the linked documents.) The following documents should be reviewed before filling out the online application.

If you have programmatic questions about the Fellowship, please email us at or call Lauralee Raymond at (207) 518-6784 x2003.

To ask technical questions about applying (to include webform or application portal support), please contact Erin Clark at or (207)518-6784 x2008.

Additionally, the Foundation hosted a virtual info session on July 20, with an overview of the program, a panel of Fellowship alumni, and a question-and-answer period. To watch a recording — and view testimonials from leaders who have gone through the program — go here.



For one-time access to start a NEW application, please click here.

  • If you already have a John T. Gorman Foundation applicant account, please log in using your established email address and password.
  • If you are a first-time applicant, please use the “New Applicant” link located below the email address field to create an account.

Once you have created your application via the link above, please use this link to access your in-process or submitted applications for all subsequent visits.