Two local organizations were among those receiving support from The John T. Gorman Foundation, which has awarded 71 grants totaling $1 million this year to provide food, shelter and other essential services to Mainers in need through its 2021 Direct Services Grant Program.

Lake Region Senior Service in Bridgton received $10,000, while Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Charitable Trust in Windham was the recipient of a $5,000 grant.

The largest numbers of grants from the Portland-based foundation went to organizations offering food assistance, addressing homelessness and providing other support to low-income families and individuals, such as clothing, household items and heating and electrical assistance. Other areas of giving included support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, community transportation, immigrant services and health care access.