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RELEASE: Foundation Announces Plans for 2022 Fellowship Program

June 30, 2021 – Press Releases

Currently accepting applications for program designed to strengthen the capacity of leaders to improve the lives of vulnerable Mainers

$1 Million Awarded in 2021 Direct Services Grant Program

April 26, 2021 – Press Releases

Grants will help 71 organizations provide food, shelter, and other essential services in all of Maine’s 16 counties Portland – The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded 71 grants totaling $1 million to provide food, shelter, and other essential services to Mainers in need through its 2021 Direct Services Grant Program. The Foundation increased funding to the annual program this year to reflect the incredible level of need throughout Maine during the pandemic. “Even before…

Foundation Awards $250,000 to in Response to Rising Youth Mental Health Concerns

March 24, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates, Press Releases

The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded 11 grants totaling $250,000 to help Maine organizations increase mental health, wellness, and community support opportunities for older youth during the pandemic. The funding comes in response to rising concerns about the well-being of young adults, who are suffering from the mental health effects of the prolonged pandemic as they are disconnected from school and other social supports. “The pandemic has taken an enormous toll on people all…

With Foundation support, Elder Justice Coordinating Partnership holds first meeting

September 23, 2020 – Press Releases

The John T. Gorman Foundation has made a grant to support the work of Maine's new Elder Justice Coordinating Partnership. The following is a press release from the Maine Securities Administration announcing the partnership's first meeting today. The initiative is being led by John T. Gorman Fellow Jaye Martin, executive director of Legal Services for the Elderly, a longtime partner in the Foundation's work to help Maine seniors age in place.  

$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…

Foundation Policy Brief Outlines New Ways for State to Help Vulnerable Families Thrive

June 29, 2020 – Press Releases

UPDATE: Watch a recording of a webinar featuring the brief's author Sarah Griffen, Maine DHHS Deputy Commissioner Bethany Hamm and KVCAP Director of Child and Family Services/Educare Tracye Fortin, and others. Watch -------- The two-generation approach to serving low-income families holds important lessons for state policies and systems Portland, Maine – Today, the John T. Gorman Foundation released it latest policy brief – “The Two-Generation Approach: Recommendations for Bridging Practice and Policy in Maine” –…

RELEASE: John T. Gorman Foundation Awards $500,000 in Grants to Organizations Serving Vulnerable Mainers During COVID-19 Outbreak

April 2, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates, Press Releases

Grants go to 11 nonprofits across the state providing emergency food and shelter Portland, Maine—As part of its COVID-19 response, the John T. Gorman Foundation is awarding $500,000 in grants to 11 Maine nonprofits working to provide food and shelter to Mainers in need during the outbreak. The mission of the independent, statewide Foundation is to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Maine. “Our non-profit community is doing incredible work to help Mainers struggling…

Effort to Build and Strengthen Workforce in Lewiston-Auburn Announced

January 27, 2020 – Press Releases

LA Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and John T. Gorman Foundation commit to Strengthen LA, a plan to support continued business growth by aligning and investing in efforts to grow the local workforce [caption id="attachment_4098" align="alignleft" width="400"] LA Metropolitation Chamber President (left) and John T. Gorman Foundation Chief Program Officer Nicole Witherbee.[/caption] LEWISTON, MAINE – Announced January 23, 2020, at the LA Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Dinner, the Chamber and John T. Gorman Foundation…