The Hoffman Family Foundation is evolving to support organizations doing work that is personally important to Jean and her children, Cooper and Luna. The Foundation has focused on supporting community, education and culture and ensuring access to reproductive healthcare in Maine. We also support the health of pets, the long-term health and sustainability of the ocean and wilderness, as well as dialog with China.


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Organizations We Support

Portland Public Library, Main Library and Peaks Island Branch
Supporting the Teen Engagement Initiative that serves >100 youth each day at the Main Library, helping teens build a strong sense of belonging, self-exploration and engagement in the community.

Peaks Island Branch’s New Vision Campaign provides funding for the renovation of the library and community center that are at the heart of the Peaks community.

Learning Works YBA Program
LearningWorks Youth Building Alternatives program serves teens and young adults who have struggled to find their way in the traditional education system. Since 1994, YBA has helped high school dropouts aged 16-24 successfully transition to adulthood through an alternative education model.

USM Promise Scholarship Program
The University of Southern Maine believes that anyone–regardless of circumstances–who has the drive to succeed and the willingness to work hard, deserves a chance at higher education. We support USM to help disadvantaged young achievers from Maine overcome financial, academic, social, and cultural barriers, remain in school, and graduate in four years with little or no debt–prepared to make their own contributions to Maine’s social and economic well-being.

Maine Family Planning
Maine Family Planning has been leading the charge to raise awareness and to prevent unintended pregnancy in Maine by providing vital health care services to Mainers, especially people with limited or no income and those who are uninsured.

Portland Museum of Art
The Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine. The PMA strives to engage audiencs in a dialogue about the relevance of art and culture to our everyday lives and is committed to the stewardship and growth of the collection.

Peaks Island Fund
Supporting the community of Peaks Island.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
With a mission of “Healing Animals. Helping Humans. Transforming Global Health,” the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is the only school of veterinary medicine in New England. Jean Hoffman serves on the Board of Advisors.

Dui Hua
Dui Hua (meaning “dialogue” in Chinese) is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that seeks clemency and better treatment for detainees through the promotion of universally recognized human rights in a well-informed, mutually respectful dialogue with China.