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Maine Data Glimpse: Stark Racial Disparities in Maine’s Median Personal Income

January 25, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse describes personal income1 by race in Maine, using data from the recently released 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) from the U.S. Census Bureau.   Stark Racial Disparities in Maine’s Median Personal Income Maine’s median personal income2 for this…

Maine Data Glimpse: Employment Changes among Maine Households During the Pandemic

December 22, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse focuses on employment data from Phases 2 and 3 of the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey. Collected from mid-August to early November 2020, these data provide insights on Maine households’ work situations during the pandemic. Employment Changes among Maine Households During the Pandemic…

Two-Generation Funding Opportunity

December 11, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

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. Under this RFP, Maine DHHS will award $2 million in total for proposals to enhance supports for low-income parents and…

Key dates and details for the Maine Working Communities Challenge

November 17, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

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 last month, the initiative will make grants available to design and implement collaborative plans to improve economic outcomes in priority…

Maine Data Glimpse: Education & Remote Learning in New England

November 2, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse focuses on education data from Phase 2 of the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey. Collected from mid-August to mid-September 2020, these data provide new insights on remote learning at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. Since sample sizes are insufficient to examine…

Fall 2020 Newsletter: Powerful Partnerships to Serve Mainers in Need

October 22, 2020 – Newsletters

Dear Friend, Six months into a pandemic that has affected so many facets of our lives, it’s clear that many Mainers are experiencing challenges that may have seemed unimaginable this time last year. For folks and communities that were struggling even before COVID, these challenges can seem -- and too often are -- overwhelming. If there was ever a crisis that required organizations, individuals and systems to pool their energy and resources and to form…

Fall 2020 Foundation News of Note

October 21, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

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 small cities. More information on this exciting initiative is available here. Support for Immigrant-Led and -Serving Organizations: The Foundation recently…

Supporting Remote Learning in Portland and Lewiston

October 21, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

In its latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation is supporting efforts to help families through a school year unlike any other – with $235,000 in grants to supplement partners’ efforts to provide childcare and remote learning support in Lewiston, and for a two-generation initiative to strengthen literacy among English Language Learner families in Portland’s East Bayside Neighborhood.