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$500,000 in Grants from John T. Gorman Foundation Boost Efforts to Ensure Child and Family Safety During Pandemic

July 8, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates, Press Releases

Funding will be used to support victims of domestic violence and connect vulnerable families to services In its second round of COVID Response Grants, the John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded $500,000 in grants to protect child and family safety during the pandemic. Half of the funding will go to organizations working to provide shelter and support to victims of domestic violence. The other $250,000 will help organizations continue in-person at-home visits with families –while…

Maine Data Glimpse: Pandemic Unemployment

July 7, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D., Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation This report provides updates on Maine’s unemployment situation through mid-June, drawing on new data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 19, 2020. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week Maine’s unemployment claims have been made public regularly and are provided in Figure 1 for context. Initial unemployment insurance claims…

Maine Data Glimpse: Pandemic Shift to Remote Learning

June 17, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D., Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation The U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey is a unique source of timely data on how households are faring across the United States and in each state during the pandemic. Topics include household income and employment changes, mental health, food insufficiency, and the shift to remote learning. In this data glimpse,…

Recognizing the systemic issues facing people of color

June 4, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

With important issues of race and inequality once again coming to the forefront, the John T. Gorman Foundation joins others in recognizing the systemic issues that people of color face, in Maine and across the country. We see evidence of these issues in our work every day – whether it’s alarming childhood lead poisoning rates in Lewiston, the connections between race and education outcomes in our schools, or the over-representation of youth of color in…

John T. Gorman Foundation Awards $700,000 to Maine Nonprofits Serving Vulnerable Mainers

May 27, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Grant funds go to 43 organizations working to help Mainers in all 16 counties From 2019, a nutrition educator and volunteers at grantee Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County distribute free produce grown at one of its community gardens. Portland - The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded $700,000 to 43 nonprofits throughout Maine that are working to support vulnerable Mainers. Awarded through the Foundation’s annual Direct Services Grant Program, the grants will help address…

News and Resource Roundup: May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation is providing a periodic roundup of news articles chronicling the emerging challenges of vulnerable Mainers during the pandemic, and highlight new resources and innovative practices that may be helpful to organizations, individuals, and communities working to address those challenges. NOTE: the resource items referenced below, and others, can be found on the Foundation’s COVID-19 Resources page. Our April 29 update is available here. Teaching & Feeding from Afar Two months…

Foundation Awards $400,000 to Address Critical Needs for Maine Seniors

May 14, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Foundation Awards $400,000 to Address Critical Needs for Maine Seniors To advance its goal of making it possible for Maine seniors to age in place, the John T. Gorman Foundation recently awarded $400,000 to 17 organizations across the state. Made through the Foundation’s annual Direct Services Grant Program, these grants help address vital needs for seniors, including food insecurity, transportation, home repair, and companionship. “With the oldest population in the country, Maine has special challenges…

COVID Crisis Spurs Innovation in Maine’s Juvenile Justice System

May 13, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

By Lisa Margulies, Esq., John T. Gorman Foundation Program Associate  Stakeholders across the state have worked to enhance Maine’s juvenile justice system for years. A particular area of focus has been decreasing the number of youth in Long Creek Youth Development Center due to growing recognition and agreement that many justice-involved youth do not pose a threat to public safety and, with appropriate programming and services, can and should remain in their communities. Over the…