2015 Other Grantmaking

The John T. Gorman Foundation also provided the following list of organizations with nearly $6 million in funding in 2015 through invitation-only grantmaking.

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AARP Foundation, Washington, DC $154,000 to support AARP Maine's work with communities and nonprofit organizations creating age friendly communities.
 
Alfond Youth Center, Waterville $44,600 to implement the Smarter Summer Program at the Bangor Chapter of the Boys and Girls Clubs.
 
Asian American Civic Association, Boston, MA $2,000 for technical assistance for a potential workforce development program in the field of auto-technology.
 
Avesta Housing, Portland $25,000 for general operating support for the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition.
 
Avesta Housing, Portland $25,000 to Maine Affordable Housing Coalition's advocacy efforts regarding the implementation of Maine's new lead poisoning prevention law.
 
Axiom Education and Training Center, Machias $148,000* to pilot a new strategy for coordinating small business development and adult education in the Greater Machias region.
 
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Bangor Housing Development Corporation, Bangor $143,000* to broaden and deepen Bangor Housing Authority's Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
 
Bath Housing Development Corporation, Bath $156,375 to support the Community Aging in Place Program to increase housing stability for low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners.

Biddeford Public Schools, Biddeford
$26,400 to pilot a school-based mental health clinician model.

Boy Scouts of America - Pine Tree Council, Portland
$15,750 To expand services to boys with low-incomes in Portland, Biddeford and Saco; and to allocate additional resources for Somali youth in Lewiston.

Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine, Portland
$35,000 to address summer learning loss by implementing the Brain Gain Reads program for students entering grades K through 3 in Portland, South Portland and Lewiston/Auburn.
 
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Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., Brunswick
$5,132 for professional development training for Greater Portland Workforce Initiative stakeholders and other workforce development providers trying to increase advance job development strategies.

Coastal Enterprises Inc., Brunswick
$55,250 to support activities for the second year of the Portland Jobs Alliance.

Coastal Kids, Damariscotta
$7,000 for facility renovations to achieve national accreditation.
 
College For ME Androscoggin, Lewiston $45,000 to support its effots to increase post-secondary attendance and completion in Androscoggin County.

Community Concepts, Lewiston
$5,000 to support site visits focused on exploring on the ground demonstrations of successful two generation strategies.

Council for a Strong America, Topsham
$30,000 to develop a model for linking unlikely advocates (admirals, generals, police, and business leaders) with early childhood issues.

Council for a Strong America, Topsham
$55,000 for early childhood education and child care advocacy.
 
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Educate Maine, Portland $198,000* to act as the fiscal sponsor for Count ME In in support of CMI's efforts to decrease chronic absenteeism by partnering with interested school districts and communities.

Educate Maine, Portland $25,000 for operating support.

Educate Maine, Portland $147,000 to act as the fiscal sponsor for the Maine Early Learning Investment Group early care and education pilot in Somerset County.
 
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Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges, South Portland $10,000 for the Leon A. Gorman Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges, South Portland
$40,646 to support an automotive technician training program.

Foundation for Maine's Community Colleges, South Portland
$100,000 to support Family Futures Downeast.
 
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Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, Baltimore, MD $18,000 to support the staff time and research needed to bolster the case for receipt of a Lead Hazard Control Grant to the State of Maine.
 
Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, Baltimore, MD $128,000 to support a full-time Outcomes Broker for the Lewiston/Auburn GHHI to help improve housing quality and resident outcomes.
 
 
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Jobs for Maine's Graduates, Augusta $250,000 to pilot a retention program at four public university or community college campuses targeting youth in foster care, non-traditional students who have obtained a high school equivalency diploma through alternative education within the past five years, and students who have been enrolled in high school programs offered by JMG.

Jobs for Maine's Graduates, Augusta $25,000 to support the new position of JMG Transition Specialist, which helps youth in the Foster Care system successfully complete high school and transition to, persist in and complete post-secondary education.

Jobs for Maine's Graduates, Augusta $360,000*  to extend the Opportunity Passport to a broader population of vulnerable youth, including those who are homeless, transitioning from the juvenile justice system, at risk of dropping out of school or not successfully transitioning to college.
 
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LearningWorks, Portland $51,000 to support a summer learning program that reflects research-based best practices.
 
Legal Services for the Elderly, Augusta $183,000 to expand a statewide public awareness and education campaign focused on elder maltreatment, and to add a new full time Elder Abuse Staff Attorney.

Lewiston Public Schools, Lewiston $99,000 to pilot an approach at Montello School that will integrate school and community interventions to help children (and their families) succeed and increase third grade reading proficiency.

Lewiston Public Schools, Lewiston $25,000 to support the Campaign for Grade Level Reading site.
 
Lewiston Public Schools, Lewiston $123,090 to make programmatic and instructional improvements, that reflect best practices, to the Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages Program.

Lewiston Public Schools, Lewiston $3,955 to support conversion of the newly-created summer program guide to a phone-based system which can be accessed by refugee and immigrant families.

Lewiston Public Schools, Lewiston $140,800 to support a summer learning program that reflects research-based best practices.
 
Lydia Home Association, Whiting $60,000 to expand programming 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
$35,000 to support the creation of a Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Maine Children's Alliance, Augusta
$42,000 for capacity building.

Maine Children's Alliance, Augusta 
$10,000 for the Start ME Right coalition to provide information and education to elected officials and advocates.

Maine Development Foundation, Augusta
$8,500 to set goals towards a statewide post-secondary degree and credential attainment system.
 
Maine Equal Justice Partners, Augusta $20,000 for capacity building and technical assistance.

Maine Immigrant Refugee Services, Lewiston
$20,000 to provide cultural brokering and interpretation services for a juvenile justice collaborative in Lewiston.

Maine Immigrant Refugee Services, Lewiston
$9,800 for technical assistance for organizational financial assistance.

MSAD 55, Hiram 
$9,500 for a Campaign for Grade Level Reading site planning grant.

Muskie School of Public Service, Portland
$75,000 to support the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network.

My Place Teen Center, Westbrook
$12,000 to develop an outcomes data and measurement system.
 
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Olympia Snowe Women's Leadership Institute, Portland $50,000 to launch a beta project of a year-long leadership program for 10th grade girls in Androscoggin County.
 
The Opportunity Alliance, Portland $80,000 for capacity building.

The Opportunity Alliance, Portland $5,000 for travel costs associated with two site visits focused on exploring on the ground demonstrations of successful integration of data systems and two generation strategies.

Oxford Hills Public Schools, Oxford 
$50,000 to provide a summer learning program that reflects researched-based best practices that have been identified by the National Summer Learning Association and others.
 
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Penobscot East Resource Center, Stonington $300,000* to expand the Eastern Maine Skipper's Program.

Penquis CAP, Bangor $25,000 for the Good Neighbor Fund specifically targeted to Maine communities that have experienced unexpected heating needs because of recent mill closings.

Penquis CAP, Bangor $200,000 for the Maine Family Development Account Program.

Penquis CAP, Bangor  $5,000 to support a site visit to Garrett County Community Action Committee in Maryland in order to share organizational approaches, structures and processes.

Peregrine Corp STRIVE, Portland $20,000 to support the renovation and repair needs for the building located on 28 Foden Road in South Portland.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Portland $180,000* to support the continuation of the KIDS LEGAL Fellowship, which will focus on issues related to the successful transition of vulnerable older youth to adulthood.
 
Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Portland $185,000 to establish a medical/legal collaboration to reduce lead paint exposure and poisoning among children in Lewiston by creating a formal partnership with Community Clinical Services at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston.

Portland Chamber, Portland $10,000 to support the Growing Portland initiative and support, in part, the continued planning and implementation of the economic development work plan for Portland and the region.
 
Portland Parks and Recreation Department, Portland $14,750 to incorporate literacy-related programming into Camp Play-All-Day, a summer program serving up to 150 children entering first and second grade.

Portland Public Library, Portland $8,000 to launch a series of book discussions on the national bestselling book Being Mortal, which deals with end-of-life issues.

Portland Public Schools - Portland Adult Education, Portland $172,985 to make programmatic and instructional improvements, that reflect best practices, to the adult English for speakers of Other Languages Program.
 
Portland Public Schools - Portland Adult Education, Portland $94,000 to enhance and expand services for low to moderate-income individuals in Portland.

Portland Public Schools, Portland $100,000 to provide a summer learning program that reflects research-based best practices that have been identified by the National Summer Learning Association and others.

Preble Street, Portland $50,000 to support the Emergency Food Program.

Preble Street, Portland $10,000 to support the Leon Gorman Fund.
 
Preble Street, Portland$271,000 to support the development and implementation of a new Transitional Living Program for homeless youth.
 
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The Root Cellar, Lewiston $36,000 to support the Project: Rooted Juvenile Diversion Program.
 
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Seeds of Independence, Brunswick $75,000 to support transition to a sustainable model and enhancing collaboration with partners at the Seeds Center for Collaborative Youth Services and Seeds campus.
 
Southern Maine Community College, South Portland $39,800 to support MySuccess in the 2016-2017 school year.
 
Sunrise Opportunities, Machias $350,000* to act as the fiscal sponsor for Community Caring Collaborative, enabling it to maintain the infrastructure necessary to continue its work helping children and families in Washington County.
 
 
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Tree Street Youth, Lewiston $120,000 to support a Tree Street Juvenile Justice Reporting Center.

Tree Street Youth, Lewiston $9,500 to support technical assistance regarding financial capacity building.
 
Trinity Jubilee Center, Lewiston $15,525 for philanthropy and fundraising technical assistance.
 
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United Way of Greater Portland, Portland $75,000 to support United Way's role as Starting Strong's backbone organization.

United Way of Greater PortlandPortland
$250,000 matching grant for the 2015 Campaign.

United Way of Greater PortlandPortland
$63,500 for capacity building related to the Community Goal Setting Process and Implementation.

United Way of Greater PortlandPortland
$6,000 for the Early Childhood Funders Group.

United Way of Greater PortlandPortland
$25,000 to support the Campaign for Grade Level Reading strategies.
 
United Way of Greater PortlandPortland $12,500 for the 2015 Annual Campaign.
 
United Way of Mid Coast Maine, Bath $50,000 to support an integrated and collaborative system of home visiting programs in Brunswick, Harpswell, and all towns in Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties.

United Way of Oxford County, Norway
$1,000 in sponsorship support for an initiative to distribute 100 backpacks to school-aged children in Oxford County and to purchase additional backpacks and school supplies.
 
University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta $250,000 to support New Ventures' work building the capacity of CA$H Coalitions statewide to assist families in becoming more financially stable, and to help them work with partners to better assess policy needs and determine common performance measures.

University of Maine School of Law Foundation, Portland
$45,000 to support the Clinic in its work helping unaccompanied refugee and immigrant youth.
 
 
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Washington Hancock Community Action, Ellsworth $61,000 to support At Home Downeast.

Wayside Food Programs, Portland $50,000 to provide supplemental food for 234 individuals being impacted by the change in food voucher benefits.
 
*Indicates a multi-year commitment.
 
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