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2020 Direct Services Grant Program Open Until March 25

February 10, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation’s 2020 Direct Services Grant Program (DSGP) is open until Wednesday, March 25, at 5 p.m. These grants of up to $25,000 go to non-profit organizations working to provide quality supports and services that address the immediate basic needs of economically disadvantaged people in Maine. Click here for more information and to apply.

Lewiston Learns from Harlem

February 1, 2020 – Grantees in the News

With support from the John T. Gorman Foundation, a delegation of local leaders working to address poverty in Lewiston traveled to Harlem to learn from the groundbreaking work of the Harlem Children's Zone, whose mission is “To break the cycle of poverty in Central Harlem by working at scale to build community, strengthen families and ensure that our children succeed from birth through college and career.” Sun Journal reporter Steve Collins was in tow, filing…

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…

WMTW Features Partnership with Maine Cancer Foundation

January 22, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Our founder Tom Gorman cared deeply about helping Mainers with cancer and their families through this terrible disease. Over the last two years, we have partnered with the Maine Cancer Foundation to carry on that legacy, working with this great organization to make grants to nonprofits that provide vital hospice and transportation services to those in need. Watch WMTW 8’s recent story on this partnership here.

2019 Snapshots

January 6, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation wants to wish you all a very Happy New Year! We are proud of the collaborations we have been a part of in 2019 and look forward to the year ahead of working with our committed partners to improve the lives of disadvantaged Mainers. Here’s to 2020! Selected 2019 Snapshots clockwise from top right: Members of the Maine Young People’s Caucus in Augusta; listening to parents about two-generation programming in…

Grants Support Census Outreach for Hard-to-Count Communities

December 20, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

The John T. Gorman Foundation joined several other organizations in establishing the Maine Census Outreach Fund 2020, which today made 14 grants to nonprofit to help boost participation in hard-to-count communities in the 2020 Census. A press release is below as well as the list of recipients. -------- Augusta, ME (December 18, 2019) – The Maine Census Outreach Fund 2020 (MCOF 2020) has awarded 14 nonprofits with grants to support the participation of hard-to-count communities…

Whole Family Approach to Jobs: Lessons Learned

December 13, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

Since 2017, the John T. Gorman Foundation has partnered in the Whole Family Approach to Jobs, a cross-sector initiative to strengthen New England's workforce with a two-generation approach. Headed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Region 1 and the National Conference of State Legislatures, the initiative also includes bipartisan lawmakers, businesses, private organizations and individuals. Its work has three goals in mind: Identify program and policy alignment…

Foundation Staff, Fellow Meet with Nation's Top Doctor

December 5, 2019 – JTGF News & Updates

In November, John T. Gorman Foundation Chief Program Officer Nicole Witherbee (right) had the chance to brief U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on work the Foundation is supporting to address the public health crisis of childhood lead poisoning in Lewiston. “Confronting this crisis by building safer housing is essential, but it’s also an opportunity -- for residents to get the job skills and training necessary to do the work of redeveloping their 30-block neighborhood,”…