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Foundation Announces Plans for 2022 Direct Services Grant Program

January 12, 2022 – JTGF News & Updates

From February 1-March 1, Foundation will accept applications for a total of $1.5 million in grants to meet immediate needs of low-income Mainers  Portland – Today the John T. Gorman Foundation announced that it will accept applications for its 2022 Direct Services Grant Program from February 1 to March 1. This year, the program will make available a total of $1.5 million in grants to nonprofits offering essential services and assistance to low-income Maine people…

Maine Data Glimpse: The Limits of Census Data on Race and Ethnicity in Maine

January 2, 2022 – Maine Data Glimpse

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 utilizes data from the 2020 Decennial Census to illustrate how traditional survey research methods for reporting race-ethnicity provide a limited tool for understanding Maine’s racial-ethnic landscape that does not leverage the full degree of detail provided by respondents. We then present an alternate version…

RELEASE: John T. Gorman Foundation Announces Leadership Transition

December 20, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates, Press Releases

The John T. Gorman Foundation announced today that its President & CEO Tony Cipollone will retire on February 1, 2022, after leading the organization through a major period of growth. Chief Program Officer Nicole Witherbee, now in her 10th year at the Foundation, has been selected by the Board of Directors as its new President & CEO.

Foundation Awards Support and Challenge Grant for Preble Street Food Security Hub

December 15, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

The following is a press release from Preble Street Preble Street announces matching grant challenge from the John T. Gorman Foundation for new Food Security Hub dedicated to ending hunger in Maine Preble Street Food Security Hub will be the first food hub in Maine focused on food insecurity PORTLAND, ME (December 15, 2021) — Hunger is an everyday reality for too many Mainers. Because of the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing…

New England Data Glimpse: Childcare Disruptions

November 10, 2021 – Maine Data Glimpse

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 uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey collected from September 1 to October 11, 2021 to describe childcare disruptions in New England. Specifically, we estimate the share of New England households with a child under age 12 that reported that their…

2021 Fall Newsletter: New Opportunities for Positive Impact

October 27, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

With Thanksgiving already around the corner, all of us at the John T. Gorman Foundation have much to be thankful for – not in spite of the challenges brought by this lingering pandemic but in light of them. COVID continues to make life difficult for low-income families and the organizations that serve them. But still, our communities persevere, and the Foundation’s partners continue to make important progress in improving the lives of Maine people.

A Pediatric Visit that Strengthens the Whole Family

October 26, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Traditionally, a well visit to the pediatrician’s office has involved weighing, measuring, booster shots, and questions about developmental milestones. But in recent years a cross-sector team at MaineHealth has worked to broaden the scope of these visits to include screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), repeated exposure to which can cause a child long-term harm. Now, with a grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation, the MaineHealth team is testing a new strategy for preventing and mitigating ACEs by helping parents and children build resiliency amid great adversity.

Giving Youth Voice in the Systems That Support Them

October 26, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

After a survey of high school students in Somerset County revealed concerning challenges and unmet needs, a Foundation-funded task force of young leaders convened this summer to strategize systemic ways to make youth feel more supported and understood in school and the community. From their work, important lessons emerged about raising the voices of youth – and getting adults to listen.