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  • Welcome to the PGE Foundation
    training level Areas of interest include collective impact initiatives STEM science technology engineering and math and programs that help close the achievement gap for students of color Priority will go to projects that deliver measurable outcomes Please note Multnomah County programs should indicate their efforts to achieve outcomes based on the indicators in the All Hands Raised Cradle to Career Initiative Safe and Healthy Families grants in 2016 will target basic needs such as hunger and homelessness and programs that combat joblessness A major area of interest is on prevention programs Priority will go to projects that deliver measurable outcomes Arts education funding in 2016 will be focused on projects including the integration of the arts into the teaching of math science history and other subjects Priority will go to projects that promote 21 st century learning skills such as innovation creativity perseverance grit and self discipline Grants will be awarded to nonprofits located in areas where Portland General Electric has customers or power generating plants PDF Guidelines and online application Our next deadline for submitting a Letter of Inquiry is Feb 12 for May board consideration Check to see if your organization is eligible for a grant from the

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  • How We Fund: Apply for Funding Online | PGE Foundation
    Foundation with special emphasis on education programs and support services that prepare Oregonians to be ready for life Organizations that comply with our non discrimination policy see below We extend a higher level of consideration to grant applications that are Submitted by organizations operating collaboratively or in partnership with other nonprofits or agencies Designed with measurable objectives and pre defined metrics We do not consider requests for the following Bridge grants debt retirement or operational deficits Endowment funds General fund drives or annual appeals Requests to support political entities ballot measure campaigns or candidates for political office Requests from organizations that discriminate in services provided and or hiring practices based on race religion nationality ethnicity sex marital status age disability gender identity sexual orientation veterans status or color Requests from fraternal sectarian and religious organizations if the grant is intended for the principal benefit of the organization s own members or adherents Any activities or organizations for which support would violate IRS regulations for private foundations Direct grants to individuals Travel expenses Conferences symposiums festivals events team sponsorships or user fees Previous grant recipients who have not completed a final grant report Capital expenses to purchase vehicles office furniture computers

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  • Who We Are: Contact Us | PGE Foundation
    Fund What s New Who We Are Contact Us PGE Foundation One World Trade Center 3rd Floor 121 SW Salmon Street Portland OR 97204 Tele 503 464 8818 Fax 503

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  • How We Fund | PGE Foundation
    the wide range of services needed to instill learning and encourage educational advancement Each year we fund student scholarships through institutions of higher learning and support schools with unique methods for addressing student needs and interests We do not fund public K 12 schools directly Arts Education Arts and culture are essential to thriving communities and relevant to people of all ages We focus grantmaking on arts education and youth outreach programs For our youth the arts build critical problem solving skills and enhance literacy and math aptitude For adults arts and culture challenges our assumptions reveals our common threads and helps weave the fabric of society Safe and Healthy Families Part of being ready for life lies in having a body and mind up to the challenges of everyday living That s why we support programs and organizations that promote basic needs access and services We do not provide direct funding to hospitals The PGE Foundation operates both independently and in collaboration with other funders in awarding grants to nonprofit organizations While our board of directors considers every grant application on its own merits they recognize the value and importance of collaboration to address the biggest challenges facing our

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  • What's New | PGE Foundation
    giving for 2014 Carole Morse retiring after almost 19 years at PGE Read her farewell message PDF PGE Foundation awards nearly 400 000 in grants Q1 2014 The PGE Foundation ended first quarter grantmaking with nearly 400 000 in awards to nonprofits that focus on education arts and culture and safe and healthy families PGE Foundation awarded 36 grants totaling 276 050 In its third quarter of 2013 the PGE Foundation awarded 36 grants totaling 276 050 to nonprofits in Oregon The foundation gave top priority to education and fostering safe and healthy families PGE Foundation awarded 34 grants totaling 263 500 In its second quarter of 2013 the PGE Foundation awarded 34 grants totaling 263 500 to nonprofits across the state The foundation gave top priority to education and academic support An emphasis has also been placed on prevention programs and projects that deliver measurable outcomes PGE Foundation awards almost 450 000 in first quarter 2013 In its first quarter of 2013 the PGE Foundation awarded 35 grants totaling 441 632 to nonprofits across the state to fund programs in areas of education health and wellness and arts education PGE Foundation awards more than 875 000 in 2012 In the second and third quarters of 2012 the PGE Foundation awarded 55 grants to Oregon nonprofits totaling more than 376 000 This concludes the year s grantmaking bringing the total amount awarded by the foundation in 2012 to 877 933 PGE Foundation awards 149 300 in grants in September meeting In its September 2012 board meeting the PGE Foundation awarded 149 300 to support arts education post secondary technical training family literacy and more PGE ranked top ten in corporate philanthropy PGE PGE Foundation ranked No 6 among large companies in Oregon for its corporate giving to the community and

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  • Who We Are | PGE Foundation
    the quality of life for Oregonians Since its inception The PGE Foundation has granted awards totaling more than 18 million across the state We award grants to organizations that support what we consider pillars of a vibrant society education arts and culture and healthy families Community 101 The Foundation is best known for its award winning student grantmaking program Community 101 With the generous support of Portland General Electric employees numerous foundations businesses individual donors schools and nonprofits Community 101 introduces young people to issues in Oregon s communities and shows them how to take responsibility for being part of the solution Since the PGE Foundation created this program in 1997 as a way to leverage philanthropic outreach Community 101 has impacted over 9 000 high school students across the state who have awarded more than 2 1 million to Oregon nonprofits and schools In 2011 The Oregon Community Foundation became the administer of the Community 101 program The PGE Foundation remains the largest provider of grantmaking funds to Community 101 students Our Board Members and Officers The PGE Foundation s board of directors is comprised of current and former officers staff and directors of Portland General Electric Board members

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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    risk high school youth in Multnomah and Washington counties with scholarship support and services to overcome barriers to success and Better Together High Desert Education Service District received 25 000 to fund a portion of the 8 9 Project which provides extra support to 400 at risk students in Central Oregon to keep students on track for graduation H B Lee Middle School is excited to bring Project Lead the Way learning experiences to our students This project will build pathways toward highly skilled high wage jobs for non traditional STEM students said Chris Greenhalgh director of secondary education at Reynolds School District We are grateful to the PGE Foundation for helping bring this opportunity to the students at H B Lee In arts education 10 000 was awarded to Oregon Children s Theatre to increase free access for Title 1 schools and for programs like Ticket to Read which sends students to a play and gives them the book on which the play is based Oregon College of Art and Craft received 10 000 to increase access to traditional and modern art education and provide access to college for Native American youth Youth Music Project received 10 000 to support its music education program which will help ensure Clackamas County children have access to high quality music education regardless of their families abilities to pay In addition more than 30 percent of the Foundation s awards went to meeting basic family needs including programs to support at risk youth and others that address food insecurity domestic violence and emergency services We are focused on providing grants that make a positive difference for community partners who do so much to serve children and families through education arts and culture and safety and health said Kregg Arntson executive director of the

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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    support construction of its new Career Technical Education Center where students will be prepared for high skill high wage careers in technical fields Friends of Saturday Academy received 10 000 to support summer tutoring and STEM and arts classes for disadvantaged students statewide while College Possible received funds to provide coaching and support to help low income Portland students successfully attend college Grants also supported Friends of the Children Girls Inc need based college scholarships in STEM fields and other programs The PGE Foundation is a leader in supporting STEM and career technical education which is critical to the success of our young people and our economy said Chuck Lee president of Mountain West Career Technical Institute and project manager for the Salem Keizer Career Technical Education Center In arts education 25 000 was awarded to The Right Brain Initiative an arts integrated learning program serving more than 25 000 students in Washington Clackamas and Multnomah counties Grants also went to Young Audiences of Oregon the High Desert Museum in Central Oregon and several other arts education organizations serving areas outside the Portland metropolitan area Thirty percent of the foundation s awards went to nonprofits that support meeting families basic needs including programs focused on prevention Grants for two programs Growing Gardens and Oregon Food Bank will help low income people learn to grow their own food and prepare meals The majority of our grants are focused on helping middle and high school students prepare for their future careers said Kregg Arntson executive director of the PGE Foundation That s why we re investing in educational and workforce programs with an emphasis on career technical education science technology engineering arts and math We believe these hands on learning opportunities are critical to helping young people develop the technical teamwork and

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