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Bangor Daily News: Bangor wants more feet on the ground to fight homelessness

July 15, 2019 – Grantees in the News

The Bangor Daily News has written an article about the City of Bangor's efforts to reach out to its homeless population and connect them with housing, mental health, and other vital services. A $25,000 grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation through its Direct Services Grant Program will support the initiative. READ MORE >

Welcome to Our New Website

July 8, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

  Thank you for visiting the John T. Gorman Foundation's newly redesigned website! The goals of this new design are to: Make it easier for users to access and navigate the site on both desktop and mobile devices; Present captivating images of real Mainers in the communities where we work; Offer clear information on how the Foundation works, with detailed pages on our priority areas, core funding strategies, and grant programs; Tell in-depth stories of…

Foundation Sponsors Maine Public Series on Childcare

June 28, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation has sponsored Maine Public's Deep Dive on Childcare--a comprehensive look at the troubles Maine families have in finding and affording care for their young children, the challenges teachers and providers are up against, and some strategies that are making headway. This infographic says a lot, but for all the details, here's a rundown of the series: Out Of Reach: Maine's Child Care Affordability Problem Maine Calling: 'Deep Dive' Special…

John T. Gorman Foundation Gives 44 Grants to Support Mainers in All 16 Counties

June 26, 2019 – Press Releases

Grant funds will help state’s nonprofits meet vulnerable Mainers’ immediate needs Portland - The John T. Gorman Foundation is awarding $700,000 to 44 Maine nonprofits through its annual Direct Services Grant Program. Through this support, the Foundation will partner with organizations who are working to meet the immediate needs of Maine’s most vulnerable people. The Foundation’s funding is being awarded to a diverse group of organizations distributed throughout the state that offer essential services such…

Sun Journal: New grads for Lewiston Construction Skill Training Program

June 20, 2019 – Grantees in the News

The Lewiston Construction Skill Training Program--a Foundation-supported workforce initiative at Community Concepts--has five new graduates, bringing the total up to 20 people who have completed the program. Four of the latest graduates already have found jobs with local construction firms. Congratulations to these graduates. Read all the details about this innovative program at the Sun Journal. READ MORE >

Kennebec Journal: Grant to Maine General will help at-risk mothers bond with their infants

June 3, 2019 – Grantees in the News

The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded a grant to Maine General to implement an innovative home coaching model in Maine designed to help at-risk mothers form deeper bonds with their infants. “A primary goal of the John T. Gorman Foundation is ensuring that more Maine children get a strong start in life—which begins with helping parents become the best caregivers they can be,” said John T. Gorman Foundation President and CEO Tony Cipollone. “Nationally…

Innovative model to help at-risk mothers and their infants comes to Maine

May 29, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded a $130,000 grant to the MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center (EEPC) to implement an innovative model for helping at-risk mothers and their infants. Developing an early connection with a caregiver is one of the fundamentals things an infant needs for a healthy start to life. But that kind of strong connection can be more difficult to create for families dealing with substance use disorder, a…

Mapping the Benefits Cliff

May 10, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

[This article was taken from the Foundation's Spring 2019 Newsletter] As the proverbial myth goes, the poor simply need to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” to get out of poverty. But all too often, when low-income families pull up one strap, the other just gets shorter. Take these stories from Downeast Maine. Wendy worries that working overtime will make her ineligible for the small amount of SNAP benefits she receives to help feed herself…