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Spring 2021 John T. Gorman Fellowship Updates

May 17, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

John T. Gorman Fellows continue to do important work during the pandemic. Learn more about what this network of leaders is working on, how we’re trying to support them, and the launch of the next cohort in 2022.

Confronting a Mental Health Crisis for Youth in Maine

May 17, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Youth already faced numerous mental health challenges before the pandemic, and this year of stress, disengagement, and isolation has only worsened the situation. In response, the Foundation awarded $250,000 to 11 organizations helping youth through this difficult time. Here’s what three grantees had to say about what youth need right now, and how their organizations have overcome the constraints of the pandemic to provide support.

Pandemic is Revelatory Moment for Preble Street

May 17, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Preble Street has a long history of responding and adapting to emergencies in the community, and the pandemic has been no exception. Many elements of their operation have had to change in order to safely serve those experiencing homelessness. But as challenging as this time has been, said Executive Director Mark Swann, it’s also been what Preble Street needed to discover new approaches to improving outcomes for its most vulnerable clients.

Meet Our 2021 Direct Services Grantees

May 14, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation recently announced its 2021 Direct Services Grants, awarding a total of $1 million to 71 organizations who are addressing the immediate needs of vulnerable Mainers in all 16 counties. We are incredibly grateful to all of these grantees for meeting an unprecedented level of demand for food, shelter, and other forms of assistance at this difficult time.

Foundation Grants $400,000 to Mercy Hospital for Workforce Development Initiative

May 12, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Mercy's +MPower Fund will increase access to education, training, and other supports to those who face systemic barriers to entering or advancing in the healthcare workforce.

May 19 Discussion on Equity in Wealth & Asset Development

May 12, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

Next week, May 18-20, the Maine Philanthropy Center is hosting its biennial conference, with the theme being “Centering Equity: Shifting Power, Building Community.” From the keynote speakers to the breakout sessions, it promises to be three days of rich and important discussion on opportunities to advance equity in Maine. The John T. Gorman Foundation is honored to be able to participate in one of the workshops. At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, Foundation Program…

Maine Data Glimpse: New England Vaccinations

April 29, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates

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 new data on COVID-19 vaccination from Phase 3 of the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey for the U.S., New England, Northern New England, and Maine. Newly available weeks of data now allow sufficient sample sizes for state-level estimates. These data were collected…

$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…