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$1.5 million awarded in 2022 Direct Serivces Grant Program

May 18, 2022 – Press Releases

2022 Direct Services Grants will help 90 nonprofits across the state provide food, shelter, and other essential services, including over $500,000 for programs specifically serving older Mainers Portland – The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded 90 grants totaling $1.5 million to provide food, shelter, and other essential services to Mainers in need through its 2022 Direct Services Grant Program. The total includes $505,000 for 31 programs specifically serving older adults. “From gas to groceries,…

RELEASE: Foundation Supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine in Providing Afterschool Services for Unhoused Youth in South Portland

April 14, 2022 – Press Releases

With the support of the John T. Gorman Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine (BGCSM) is launching a new program to provide services to families in temporary living situations at hotels in South Portland. Starting April 11, BGCSM will begin providing transportation to 240 youth (ages 6-18) from the Quality Inn and Howard Johnson Hotel in South Portland to the Boys & Girls Clubs in Portland and South Portland. Kids will participate in traditional BGCSM enrichment programs, including homework help, art, music, STEM, and leadership programs.

RELEASE: Foundation Announces 2022 Class of John T. Gorman Fellows

February 24, 2022 – Press Releases

New cohort of public and nonprofit leaders will be empowered to strengthen the organizations and systems that support positive outcomes for Maine people PORTLAND – The John T. Gorman Foundation has announced the fourth class of the John T. Gorman Fellowship, a group of 10 exceptional nonprofit and government leaders from across Maine.  The Fellowship is designed to strengthen the capacity of leaders and organizations to make changes that can improve the lives of vulnerable…

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.

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.