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Education Pathways for Families in Recovery

February 23, 2022 – JTGF News & Updates

Building on its successful two-generation model, McAuley Residence adds new resources to support the educational aspirations of families in recovery  

On the Road to Reducing Elder Abuse

February 23, 2022 – JTGF News & Updates

With Foundation support, a multidisciplinary partnership has made key recommendations for preventing elder abuse and improving victim services – and is already making progress.

ANALYSIS: COVID-19 Disparities

February 17, 2022 – JTGF News & Updates

Prepared for the John T. Gorman Foundation this fall, researchers Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire have compiled an analysis breaking down economic, health, and social impacts of COVID-19 across Maine – highlighting a number of disparities for how different regional, age, and racial groups have fared during the pandemic.

Message from President & CEO Nicole Witherbee

February 1, 2022 – JTGF News & Updates

A message from Nicole Witherbee on her first day as President & CEO of the John T. Gorman Foundation: I am excited for the future and honored to have the opportunity to carry out Tom Gorman’s legacy. The John T. Gorman Foundation has worked with our many partners for over 25 years to improve the lives of Maine people in significant ways. As we begin the next chapter here at the John T. Gorman Foundation,…

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…

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…

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.