2013 Other Grantmaking

The John T. Gorman Foundation also provided the following list of organizations with close to $6 million in funding in 2013 through invitation-only grantmaking.


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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Maine Chapter, Scarborough $25,000 to provide outreach to physicians, health centers, and community centers statewide and connect with newly diagnosed patients and their families dealing with all stages of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

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Baileyville School Department $5,000 to participate in the Coordinated School Health Program “Healthy Maine: The Way Life Can Be” initiative. 

Bangor Housing Authority, Bangor $20,000 to develop an enhanced Family Self Sufficiency program based on data provided by Brandeis University researchers. 

Boy Scouts of America, Portland $15,534 to support the creation of four new scouting units in underserved subsidized Housing Authority neighborhoods. 

Brandeis University, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Bangor $12,100 to create a survey and interview guide to help the Bangor Housing Authority develop plans for an enhanced Family Self Sufficiency Program.

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Central Maine Area Agency on Aging (Spectrum Generations), Augusta $76,000 for the development of a community healthcare delivery model that provides integrated medical and social services support to high risk seniors in Lincoln County. 

Central Maine Community Health Corporation (Healthy Androscoggin), Lewiston $124,000* toward technical assistance to build the capacity needed to address the high lead poisoning rates affecting children living in downtown Lewiston, including improvements in materials, programs and trainings regarding lead and other health issues. 

Child & Family Opportunities, Ellsworth $87,650 for ongoing professional development for early childhood providers and elementary teachers through a coaching and mentoring model that is informed by a “best practice” assessment tool.

Coastal Enterprises Inc., Wiscasset $300,000* to develop the organizational infrastructure required to best deploy capital to vulnerable populations in Lewiston, Portland, Machias, and Skowhegan. 

Community Clinical Services, Inc. at St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston $55,000 to provide clinical support to children and families at Longley Elementary School and provide technical assistance to school staff. 

Cultivating Community, Portland $55,000* to support the development of transferable job skills and provide new marketing opportunities for New American farmers in the Lewiston-Auburn area through the Business Incubation, Skill Building and Market Development Project and the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project. 

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Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Bangor $60,000 to support the expansion of the EZ Fix program, a year round home repair and independent living program for low-income Maine senior citizens and adults with disabilities. 

Educare, Waterville $75,000 to support the “Shared Services Model,” a web-based platform for licensed child care providers to share costs and access national discounts and professional resources, including training and technical assistance. 

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Four Directions Development Corporation, Orono $40,000 to support research and evaluation of public and private investments in various affordable housing lending products on Indian Island and their impact on residents. 

The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges, South Portland $131,200 to redesign and strengthen its student academic support services by creating a student success center that offers advising, tutoring, and testing services.

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Good Shepherd Food Bank, Auburn $100,000 for the purchase of nutrition-rich foods for distribution to pantries throughout the winter, and increased capacity for safer, more reliable winter food distributions.

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Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative,  Statewide $50,000 to support the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative, an effort focused on increasing educational and employment success for youth transitioning from foster care into adulthood.

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Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, Waterville $75,830 to provide support and technical assistance for Waterville’s Project 2020, a community-driven plan aimed at increasing third grade reading proficiency informed by the National Grade Level Reading Campaign model. 

King Middle School, Portland $15,000 for teachers to attend trainings and for continued implementation of Student Centered Assessments to help raise math and reading scores of underserved students.

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LearningWorks, Biddeford $31,526 to support a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in Biddeford public schools. 

Legal Services for the Elderly, Augusta $75,000 to create a handbook and media campaign to help low-income seniors become more aware of financial exploitation. 

Lewiston Auburn Housing Development Corp., Lewiston $50,000 for a Security Deposit Loan Program for low-income and/or homeless families who need assistance with security deposits. 

Lewiston Public Schools, Lewiston $76,927 to support a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in Lewiston public schools. 

Lewiston Public Schools, Lewiston $75,000 to participate in the National Grade Level Reading Campaign and develop a community-wide approach to improve 3rd grade reading proficiency. 

Lydia Home Association, Whiting $60,000 to expand programming to serve the Lewiston, Auburn and Portland area and provide temporary supports for children when their families experience periods of substantial stress.

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Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Augusta $27,000 to support Maine Council on Aging’s efforts to begin the coordination of round table discussions on Aging in Maine. 

Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Augusta $265,000 to expand the Money Minders program and for training community health workers to help Maine seniors age in place. 

Maine Children’s Alliance $4,681 to continue to facilitate the “Start ME Right Coalition” as a coordinated effort with multiple partners to advance early childhood policy issues in the State of Maine. 

Maine Children's Trust, Augusta $78,000 for the promotion of family engagement in child care programs by using a Strengthening Families model and Maine Roads to Quality resources to improve the quality of early care and education for children in Maine. 

Maine People's Resource Center, Portland $60,000 for education and outreach regarding federal funding for Medicaid expansion. 

Maine People’s Resource Center, Portland $20,000 to support Lewiston Community Voices Project to engage low-income Lewiston residents in redevelopment efforts. 

Maine School Administration District No. 75, Topsham $39,000 to increase mental health services available to high school students with limited or no health insurance. 

Mitchell Institute, Portland $120,000* to provide post-secondary scholarships, mentoring, and academic supports to youth aging out of foster care and other disadvantaged young people. 

Mount Blue Regional School District, RSU 09, Farmington $50,000 to support a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in RSU 09.

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New Beginnings, Lewiston $172,000 for a pilot program working to integrate mental health services for homeless youth in Lewiston.

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The Opportunity Alliance, Portland $150,000 to contract with Metis Associates for technical assistance to develop the technological and analytical capacity to make more effective data-driven service delivery decisions. 

The Opportunity Alliance, Portland $70,000 to contract with Results Based Leadership for training and technical assistance to adopt a Results Based Accountability (RBA) based approach to providing services to the community. 

Oxford Hills Regional School District (RSU 17), Oxford $49,984 for a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in RSU 17.

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Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation $35,000 to support the construction of a seven-bed Hospice House in Rockland on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus. 

Penquis Community Action Program, Rockland $150,000 to support capacity building toward their long-term mission of increasing and improving the pathways of education and employment for children, youth and adults in Knox County; and to leverage federal funding through a Promise Neighborhood planning grant. 

Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Portland $150,000 to support a two-year fellowship for an attorney in the Kids Legal Unit to represent children and their families, particularly in educational matters. 

Portland Community Health Center, Portland $25,000 to provide primary care services to the most vulnerable residents of Greater Portland, while working on a business plan that will ensure sustainability. 

Portland Public Library, Portland $10,000 to provide summer book-mobile story hours in conjunction with Portland schools in targeted, vulnerable neighborhoods. 

Portland Public Schools, Portland $98,710 to support a summer learning program aimed at addressing potential summer learning loss in Portland Public Schools. 

Portland Public Schools, Multilingual and Multicultural Center, Portland $25,000 to support the Make It Happen! Program which offers academic support, mentoring, and tutoring to 8th grade English Language Learners. 

Portland Public Schools, Portland Adult Education, Portland $68,000 to support the purchase of new technology in the Learning Lab, with the goal of serving ELL students currently on wait-lists. 

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Portland $10,000 for the planning and early implementation of an economic development work plan for Portland and the region. 

Preble Street, Portland $271,000 to support the development and implementation of a new Transitional Living Program for homeless youth.

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Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast, Belfast $105,000 to support restorative community conferences and mentoring services for youth aged 10 to 25 in court proceedings; and to increase community awareness and engagement in restorative justice practices. 

RSU 1, Bath $27,250 to provide technical assistance to local school districts regarding C.H.O.I.C.E.S., a collaborative, community partnership approach to advancing public pre-K. 

RSU 30/MSAD 30 $5,000 to participate in the Coordinated School Health Program “Healthy Maine: The Way Life Can Be” initiative. 

RSU 80/MSAD 4 $5,000 to participate in the Coordinated School Health Program “Healthy Maine: The Way Life Can Be” initiative.

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Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging, Scarborough $160,000 for programming and training for the staff of two new Adult Day Centers in Falmouth and Biddeford. 

Spurwink Services, Portland $200,000 for expansion of the Building Assets Reducing Risks program. 

Spurwink Services, Portland $30,000 to use the Every Day Counts community based model to work with four school districts to improve student attendance. 

Sunrise County Economic Council, Machias $150,000 for a community technology plan to provide digital literacy training throughout Washington County.

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United Way of Greater Portland, Portland $100,000 to support the Keep Me Warm Fund, which will distribute funds statewide for heating assistance to low-income Mainers in the 2013/2014 winter months. 

United Way of Greater Portland, Portland $63,000 to provide continued support for the planning process for Starting Strong, a sub-committee of Portland ConnectEd. 

United Way of Greater Portland, Portland $10,000 for staff support for the Early Childhood Funders Group, as well as other meeting support and activities. 

United Way of Greater Portland, Portland $197,000 to increase the number of Maine families who participate in free tax preparation through the CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings & Hope) Campaign and to assist more families with enrollment in Next Gen and Harold Alfond college savings plans.  In addition to supporting staff and media capacity, this grant provides matching funds to offset the cost of opening the college savings accounts. 

United Way of Greater Portland, Portland $75,000 for the continued staffing and infrastructure support for Portland ConnectED, which focuses on improving grade level reading proficiency, high school graduation rates and post-secondary success. 

United Way of Midcoast Maine, Bath $100,000* to support an integrated and collaborative system of home visiting programs in Brunswick, Harpswell, and all towns in Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties. 

University of Maine, Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community, Augusta $310,000 to support the CA$H coalition and Family Development Account Coalition. 

University of Maine, Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community, Augusta $80,000 to implement a Rainy Day Savings Program which helps at-risk Maine people save for a financial emergency. 

University of Maine System, Cooperative Ext. Senior Companion Program, Orono $39,000 to provide services to homebound seniors living in isolated areas and increase travel reimbursement rates for all companion volunteers. 

University of New Hampshire, Carsey Institute, Durham, NH $7,500 to provide support for a survey that will capture the most appropriate and useful dimensions of being a low-income senior in Maine. 

University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Portland $73,324 for consultation support, including data and research activities related to helping more Maine youth successfully transition to adulthood. 

University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Portland $215,000 to support Maine Roads to Quality. 

University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Portland $75,000 to support the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative and facilitation of a community mapping process to document and collect outcomes of the promising programs serving youth in Southern Maine.

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Western Maine Community Action, East Wilton $67,000 for the Keeping Seniors Home Program, which helps Maine seniors age in place. 

Western Maine Community Action, East Wilton $32,000 to support the Energy Leak Reduction Program. 

Wholesome Wave Foundation Charitable Ventures Inc., Statewide $25,000 to support increased electronic benefit transfer (EBT) access and incentive programs at farmers’ markets statewide;  and to build the capacity of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets to promote greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low-income families. 

Women Unlimited, Augusta $160,000 to support a data system that will track participant outcomes and current programming.

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Youth and Family Outreach, Portland $25,000 to provide support for community based pre-K in partnership with Portland Public Schools.


* indicates a multi-year grant