2012 Other Grantmaking

The John T. Gorman Foundation also provided the following list of organizations with close to $3.5 million in funding in 2012 through invitation-only grantmaking.

Bates College, Provide scholarships to Maine Students

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southern Maine, Help match caring adult volunteers with children to foster nurturing, one-to-one mentor relationships that provide friendship, support and guidance during the critical childhood and adolescent years.

Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, Provide technical assistance to Healthy Androscoggin and other stakeholders in Lewiston who are working to decrease elevated blood lead levels in that city.

Community Caring Collaborative, Provide services to at-risk infants and children and their families in Washington County.

Crisis and Counseling Centers, Support a demonstration project intended to reduce recidivism rates among individuals in the Kennebec County Correctional Facility.

Educate Maine, Support their College and Career Pathways Program and for general operating expenses.

Falmouth Food Pantry, Support and maintain a food pantry serving families in need located in Falmouth and surrounding areas.

Healthy Androscoggin, Build the capacity needed to address high lead poisoning rates in children living in downtown Lewiston.

Iris Network, Support the needs of visually impaired Maine seniors, effectively addressing an issue that too often challenges an individual's ability to live independently at home.

King Middle School, Help educate Maine students.

Lydia Home Association, Support the Safe Families program that recruits and trains volunteer families within seven Maine counties to help care for children when parents are unable to do so.

Maine After School Network, Support Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) and provide a match for the Mott Foundation.

Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Support planning and development promote the safety, independence and well-being of older adults in Maine, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Maine Community College Foundation, Enhance academic support services at Eastern Maine Community College.

Maine Development Foundation, Support the Maine Employer's Initiative, which partners with employers and post-secondary institutions in Maine to reconnect incumbent workers who have some college experience but have not completed their degrees.

Maine Equal Justice, Support advocacy organizations working on policy issues facing disadvantaged Maine residents.

Morrison Center, support and development of children and adults with disabilities, offering a broad range of day programs and services that support individuals and their families and encourage maximum growth and independence.

Northeast Hearing and Speech, Support innovative new technology for use with iPads for children with communication and developmental disabilities.

Opportunity Alliance, Support a more comprehensive and integrated approach to serving patients with Severe and Persistent Mental Health Diagnosis.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Support several legal services programs for low-income Maine residents.

Preble Street, Support the purchase and renovation of the Lighthouse Shelter for homeless teens.

St. Vincent dePaul Society Soup Kitchen, Support their meal program serving meals to homeless individuals and people in need in the Portland area.

Sunrise County Economic Council, Support of their Community Technology Plan, which provides digital literacy education to residents and businesses in Washington County.

Tree Street Youth, Support free academic and social services for children K-12 and their families in Lewiston.

Tri-County Mental Health, Support a new treatment for clients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, mental illness and substance abuse.

United Way of Greater Portland, Support for improving the quality of child care programs and support the planning work for Portland ConnectEd.

Volunteers of America Northern New England, Support the Arthur B. Huot Veterans House, providing apartments in Saco, Maine for veterans who are homeless.

Wholesome Wave, Support a sustainable model for helping Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients access healthy food through farmers markets.

Youth and Family Outreach, Support to help pre-school disadvantaged Maine children.