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Meet Our 2022 DSGP Grantees

June 3, 2022 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation recently announced its 2022 Direct Services Grants, awarding a total of $1.5 million to 90 organizations who are addressing the immediate needs of vulnerable Mainers in all 16 counties -- 31 of those grants went to programs specifically serving older adults. 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. Learn more about all of their efforts here.

$1.5 million awarded in 2022 Direct Services 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.

Winter 2022 Newsletter: Start of a New Chapter at John T. Gorman Foundation

March 1, 2022 – Newsletters

Message From Shawn Gorman Dear Friend, On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’m writing to share the start of a new leadership chapter for the John T. Gorman Foundation. As you may know, this organization was founded 27 years ago by my uncle, Tom Gorman, to help disadvantaged Mainers and give back to the community that meant so much to him. Twelve years since his passing, I know he would be proud to see how…

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…

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.