HOW WE WORK
Advancing and investing in innovative ideas and opportunities
The John T. Gorman Foundation is 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.
Results We See
The John T. Gorman Foundation works with numerous partners to expand community-based alternatives within the juvenile justice system, strengthen legal advocacy for youth, and raise public awareness of issues facing Maine’s vulnerable youth
With Bangor Housing, the John T. Gorman Foundation helped supplement and strengthen a 30-year-old initiative for building family self-sufficiency—after promising results, it’s now being replicated in other communities across the state
The John T. Gorman Foundation has partnered with Families Futures Downeast since its inception to develop and implement two-generation strategies to move families forward in Washington County
Using a place-based approach, the John T. Gorman Foundation works to help community members transform Lewiston’s Tree Street neighborhood into a safe, lead-free community where all can thrive.
With John T. Gorman Foundation support, Legal Services for the Elderly greatly expands the number of Maine seniors receiving assistance for elder abuse and financial exploitation