About Us

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to build a permanent pool of funds that provides financial support for individuals, families, and businesses in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophic event. While the Fund cannot cover all expenses for a given tragedy, it provides a direct and quick boost of relief when finances seem an insurmountable burden. We as a community, continue to come together to help our neighbors in their time of need. This organization will help the community band together to help other community members affected by personal crises. We will manage these funds efficiently and use them effectively in responding to crises in the Greater Gorham area.

Who We Are

GHOPE to benefit The Reed Allen Foundation is classified as a public charity under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Unrestricted contributions to our organization are fully tax deductible by the donor to the extent permitted by law. Tax ID number: 465093071


A Board of Community Members

Mark Curtis


Fotine Sotiropoulos

Board Member

Jon Smith

Board Member

Angelo Sotiropoulos

Founder & Vice President

Lisa Allen

Board Member

Al Bean

Board Member

Shawn Moody

Board Member

Becky Winslow


Mark Allen

Board Member

Bruce Hepler

Board Member

How Funds Are Raised

  • Funds will be raised through an annual calendar year through various events and community contributions.
  • Donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to Reed Allen Community Fund, P.O. Box 265, Gorham, Maine 04038

How Funds Are Awarded

We will consider all applications for assistance received from individuals, families and businesses residing in the greater Gorham area that demonstrate a financial need as a result of personal crisis/catastrophic event.

Financial awards are based on an assessment by our Board of Trustees of the “financial need” of the applicant and on available cash resources.

Once application is received, members from the Board of Trustees will do a preliminary evaluation and request any additional information needed for Board review.

The Board of Trustees reviews the application and decides whether the Fund is able to provide assistance based on the organizational criteria.

If approved, The Reed Allen Community Fund will contact you to help.

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