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

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

May Update on Foundation’s COVID-19 Response

  Volunteers pack food boxes at Foundation grantee Preble Street Resource Center in Portland. Since the COVID-19 outbreak reached Maine in early March, the John T. Gorman Foundation – like other Maine foundations – has  tried to assist our partners as they work to serve our communities at this challenging time. We have given our … Read more

RELEASE: John T. Gorman Foundation Awards $500,000 in Grants to Organizations Serving Vulnerable Mainers During COVID-19 Outbreak

Grants go to 11 nonprofits across the state providing emergency food and shelter Portland, Maine—As part of its COVID-19 response, the John T. Gorman Foundation is awarding $500,000 in grants to 11 Maine nonprofits working to provide food and shelter to Mainers in need during the outbreak. The mission of the independent, statewide Foundation is … Read more