Grantee Profile: Cooking for Community

This May, the John T. Gorman Foundation awarded $700,000 to 43 nonprofits across Maine in its annual Direct Services Grant Program. These grants support efforts to meet immediate, basic needs for low-income Mainers. In this profile, we learn more about first-time grantee Cooking for Community, which is using an innovative approach to help the food insecure and a struggling food industry.

Prolonged Pandemic Brings New Challenges for Maine Families

As the pandemic stretches on, the John T. Gorman Foundation directs grants to address emerging concerns about domestic violence, the safety of children and families, and the well-being of Maine’s tribal communities When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Maine this spring, the John T. Gorman Foundation quickly joined others in diverting resources to meet sudden… Read more »

Maine Data Glimpse: Pandemic Unemployment

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D., Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation This report provides updates on Maine’s unemployment situation through mid-June, drawing on new data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 19, 2020. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week… Read more »

News and Resource Roundup: May 19, 2020

The John T. Gorman Foundation is providing a periodic roundup of news articles chronicling the emerging challenges of vulnerable Mainers during the pandemic, and highlight new resources and innovative practices that may be helpful to organizations, individuals, and communities working to address those challenges. NOTE: the resource items referenced below, and others, can be found… Read more »

COVID Crisis Spurs Innovation in Maine’s Juvenile Justice System

By Lisa Margulies, Esq., John T. Gorman Foundation Program Associate  Stakeholders across the state have worked to enhance Maine’s juvenile justice system for years. A particular area of focus has been decreasing the number of youth in Long Creek Youth Development Center due to growing recognition and agreement that many justice-involved youth do not pose… Read more »

Despite Pandemic, Fellows Push On

John T. Gorman Fellows adapt and innovate to continue making progress toward their long-term goals John T. Gorman Fellows have all set ambitious goals for improving the lives of Maine people – targets that take years to achieve, even under the best of circumstances. The crisis of the coronavirus – both from a public health… Read more »

News and Resource Roundup: April 29, 2020

With so much in the news and information about the coronavirus epidemic being shared right now, important developments and emerging strategies can be easy to miss. To help cut through the static, the John T. Gorman Foundation will be providing a periodic roundup of news articles chronicling the emerging challenges of vulnerable Mainers, and highlight… Read more »