AUGUSTA — The foundation started by the grandson of L.L. Bean’s founder is giving almost $1 million to dozens of Maine nonprofits.

The John T. Gorman Foundation says that 62 nonprofit organizations throughout Maine will be given between $2,500 and $23,000 each.

Recipients include New Beginnings Inc., which will use the money to support the only 24-hour shelter for runaway and homeless teens in Maine.

Another grant given to the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging will help pay for produce and prepared meals to be delivered to disabled seniors in their homes.

The group was started by John Gorman, the late grandson of Leon Leonwood Bean, and hands out $7.5 million in grants every year.


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