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    Kids Curate a year long arts education program that serves children from rural schools integrating statewide standards for social and natural sciences Lift Urban 10 000 to support food security programs for low income residents in northwest and downtown Portland Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges Universities 35 000 to fund 11 scholarships at ten of Oregon s regionally accredited private non profit colleges and universities and support the Matched College Saving Plan program Oregon Building Congress ACE Academy 10 000 to provide the ACE engineering lab with additional resources in response to increasing enrollment Oregon Food Bank 15 000 to support Cooking Matters and Seed to Supper programs which promotes self sufficiency and teaches invaluable skills such as how to create inexpensive nutritious meals and how to develop home scale gardens that provides fresh produce Oregon State University Foundation 25 000 to fund 10 scholarships for students attending OSU s College of Engineering P ear 5 000 to support Safe Space program which provides homeless and transitional youth meaningful and sustaining support to help affirm personal worth and to create more meaningful and healthy lives Partners for a Hunger free Oregon 10 000 to support the prevention of childhood hunger and increase access to healthy food during the summer and after school Portland Playhouse 10 000 to support the Fall Festival of Shakespeare program which links students first encounter with the Bard to the thrill of participating in live performance Portland Youthbuilders 5 000 to support the GED Attainment Project which takes students to a higher level of academic preparedness Profile Theatre 5 000 to support education programs which brings professional theatre to students and underserved communities in Northwest and Central Oregon Regional Arts Culture Council RACC 25 000 to support the expansion of arts integrated Right Brain programming in

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    nurture longer matches and better serve youth New City Initiative 10 000 to support New City kitchen a social enterprise that provides work based learning opportunities for people who have experienced homelessness Open Meadow Alternative Schools 10 000 to help students who are at risk of dropping out become invested in their futures Oregon Business Council 25 000 to continue helping the STEM Investment Council and state education leaders to shape strategies policies and investments in STEM education Oregon Humanities 10 000 to increase access to an innovative program where Oregon teens and teachers use the humanities to explore the pursuit of happiness Urban League of Portland 25 000 to build workforce programs which provide quality training to individuals seeking employment in the Portland region Arts education grants create a sense of place challenge assumptions and change the way we view the world The arts promote community engagement and also build toward the economic vitality of the region First quarter 2015 arts education grants were awarded to Arts Council of Pendleton 5 000 to support delivery of free arts education in the Columba plateau region to 600 young people Jewish Theatre Collaborative 5 000 awarded to a touring production to educate and inspire East Multnomah County students to become agents of change in their communities Metropolitan Youth Symphony 25 000 to create access to musical experiences for traditionally underrepresented children Oregon Ballet Theatre 5 000 to bring ballet to life for K 12 students teachers through tailored performances and supplemental education materials Oregon Writing Project 7 500 to SlamBoo a program to unite students from rural urban and suburban Oregon to collaborate and compete as slam poets PHAME Academy 15 000 to support PHAME s student body and increase the number of students of color served through strategic community engagement programs Salem Art Association 5 000 to improve the lives of people of all ages students young and mid career professionals and families through an arts education program Sisters Folk Festival Inc 5 000 to serve more low income minority children giving them access to arts related classes and long term programs White Bird 10 000 for a collaboration project with Portland Public Schools to develop a curriculum for The Blues in Tap Music Safe and healthy family grants help support programs and organizations that promote and provide access to basic needs and services Grants in this category were awarded to B nai Brith Mens Camp Association 2 500 to provide scholarships for 150 day campers from low income families for the Day Camp Program summer 2015 Bienestar 5 000 to provide bi lingual math and reading instruction and activities to 120 low income Latino students located at 5 MPowR program sites Central City Concern 50 000 in support of a low income family housing complex near Clackamas Town Center Heart of Oregon Corps Inc 5 000 to hire 90 local Central Oregon youth in an educationally rich paid summer work experience with a natural resources career pathway JOIN 15

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    director of PGE Foundation With our funding of STEM curriculum and STEM teacher training programs up 65 percent during the last year we 8217re investing in a future workforce that has the technical and creative problem solving skills needed to succeed in a complex and changing world In addition to contributing to the Knight Cancer Challenge PGE awarded grants of 25 000 or more to the following organizations Oregon Community Foundation 75 000 To benefit a statewide student leadership program that leverages philanthropy and volunteerism to teach hands on lessons in civic engagement this program was created by the PGE Foundation in 1997 and OCF took over administration in 2008 Boys Girls Club 50 000 To be distributed over the course of two years the grant will help fund the construction cost of a new Boys Girls Club in Portland s east county community of Rockwood It is anticipated the club will serve more than 2 500 additional youth members each year Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges Universities 35 000 To provide 10 scholarships and student aid for students attending Alliance member institutions during the 2014 15 academic year Friends of the Children 25 000 To help fund construction costs of a new program facility in the eastern part of east Multnomah County the facility will serve more than 100 children a day Human Solutions 25 000 In support of the Homeless Families Program which provides families in outer East Portland and east Multnomah County with evidence based integrated services to help them permanently overcome homelessness and achieve self sufficiency Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization IRCO 25 000 To support Ninth Grade Counts for English Language Learners for 60 rising 9th grade English Language Learner students enrolled in Parkrose Portland and Reynolds school districts The program focuses on students who

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    10 000 to support a high school dropout prevention initiative that provides mentoring to at risk African American Latino and Native American middle and high school boys Camp Fire USA Columbia Council 15 000 to provide in school mentoring experiential learning and college career readiness activities to youth at David Douglas School District Elevate Oregon 5 000 to support the Ninth Grade Counts program at Parkrose Middle School Impact Northwest 25 000 for Pathways to Manufacturing a job readiness training program for at risk high school students interested in pursuing careers in the manufacturing industry Open Meadow Alternative Schools 5 000 to support students who are at high risk of dropping out of school Oregon Business Council Charitable Institute 15 000 to support Oregon Learns aimed at increasing student success and postsecondary attainment in collaboration with the Oregon STEM Employer Coalition Portland Youthbuilders 5 000 to support the Construction Training Program which provides at risk young people the opportunity to develop job skills stay drug free and attain their GED or high school diploma Self Enhancement Inc 10 000 to support expansion of out of school programming to provide academic competencies for students that increase proficiency in STEM activities ArtsEast LaGrande 3 600 to provide week long arts education opportunities at a reduced rate for schools in Morrow and Gilliam Counties Imago Theatre 5 000 for arts education outreach to children and families Japanese Garden Society of Oregon 5 000 to support a free admission day in November 2014 Literary Arts 10 000 to support the Brian Booth Writers Fund which will provide permanent funding for the Oregon Book Awards Fellowships program Northwest Photography Archive 7 000 to support the second volume in the Northwest Photography Series Enduring Spirit Photographs of Northwest Native Americans Oregon Ballet Theatre 10 000 to support the Student Performance Series which brings ballet to life for K 12 students teachers Oregon Symphony Association 10 000 to bring live orchestral music to more than 20 000 students annually Portland Center Stage 15 000 to support arts learning programs for youth ages 11 18 with a particular emphasis on at risk youth Regional Arts Culture Council 25 000 to support expansion of the Right Brain Initiative s STEM to STEAM Initiative into 15 new schools throughout the tri county region Youth Music Project 7 500 to support after school music program in Clackamas County First quarter 2014 Safe and Healthy Families grants were awarded to Central City Concern 5 000 to support a volunteer program which provides individuals with histories of homelessness addictions and mental health disorders work skills that will enhance their future employment experience Clackamas Women s Services 7 500 to support the Safe Place Family Justice Center which provides support for victims of domestic violence Dental Foundation of Oregon 10 000 for the Tooth Taxi which delivers free dental care and classroom oral health education to low income and uninsured children Growing Gardens 7 500 to support hunger prevention programs Lift Urban Portland 8

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    000 to support educational programs associated with the Museum s Exhibition Series Portland Children s Museum 7 500 to support the Community Partners programming which provides free or reduced access to the Museum Portland Opera 10 000 for the 2014 Portland Opera To Go education and outreach tour Silverton Arts Association 5 000 to bring quality arts education to Silver Falls School District elementary schools Additional education grants were awarded to Children First for Oregon 7 500 for the Fostering Success Initiative to help increase achievement among current and former foster youth Community Transitional School 5 000 to help provide transportation for homeless students Concordia University School of Management 2 500 to support continued education in the Environmental Chemistry and Physics programs Foundations for a Better Oregon 15 000 to the Chalkboard Project to prepare the next generation of teachers Portland Community College Foundation 15 000 for Future Connect which provides support and services to help students overcome barriers to earning a college degree Salem Keizer Education Foundation 7 500 for the enhanced education of public school students with book distribution and micro enterprise work experience South Metro Salem STEM Partnership 2 500 to support STEM related curriculum Volunteers of America Oregon 5 000 to support building capacity for Youth Prevention Specialists Washington County Museum 3 000 for the STEM Leadership Camp which teaches high school girls the engineering design process Willamette University 5 000 to support daily after school tutoring and mentoring to middle and high school students through the Willamette Academy Additional safe and healthy families grants were awarded to Bethlehem Inn Bend 5 000 for the Families First program which provides access to programs and services to transition families from crisis to self sufficiency Boys Girls Aid 5 000 for the Homeless and Runaway Youth Program at

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    to Beaverton Education Foundation 5 000 to support Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics programs in all Beaverton public schools Boys Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Area 10 000 to support operations of after school and summer programs for youth at the Rockwood facility Friends of the Children 7 500 to provide academic support to adolescent youth Girls Inc of Northwest Oregon 5 000 to support expansion of Girls Group programs Marathon Education Partners 5 000 to support the Partner Scholar mentor mentee match program Oregon Building Congress 10 000 to support the ACE Academy Robotics Team and the extended after school opportunity for Project Lead The Way curriculum Oregon Children s Foundation 12 500 to support the SMART reading program Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center 7 500 to support the Transitions Program at Rosemary Anderson High School REAP 5 000 to support a leadership development program that seeks to improve student engagement in school academic achievement retention and school completion for at risk youth Young Entrepreneurs Business Program 7 500 to support expansion of career readiness preparation programs Arts education grants were awarded to Artists Repertory Theatre 5 000 for their student matinee program providing about 1 200 middle and high school students in the Portland area the opportunity to experience live theatre Arts Central Bend 5 000 to provide arts education services at Title One Schools in central Oregon The August Wilson Red Door Project 7 500 to support the Monologue Program to help build leadership and creative capacity in youth of color BodyVox 7 500 to serve K 12 Portland area students many in low income or underserved communities with accessible affordable dance Broadway Rose Theatre Company 5 000 to provide scholarships for drama camps Hollywood Theatre Film Action Oregon 5 000 for documentary film production camps for youth age 13 16 including students from Open Meadow Alternative School and Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest Inland Northwest Musicians Hermiston 2 500 to provide music education and live classical performances in eastern Oregon Literary Arts 7 500 to support Writers in the Schools creative writing workshops in Portland high schools Miracle Theatre Group 7 500 to support La Luna Nueva a festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Portland Playhouse 2 500 to support high school students in learning a Shakespeare play and the roles required to bring the production to the stage Profile Theatre 7 500 to support production of My Children My Africa to schools and community centers throughout Portland Sisters Folk Festival 5 000 to fund arts related scholarships for at risk youth in the Sisters community Safe and Healthy Families grants were awarded to Birch Community Services 2 500 to serve low income families with re distributed surplus food and household goods and free courses on money management computer skills and career planning Friends of Zenger Farms 5 000 to fund the Healthy Rewards program matching up to 10 week in SNAP funds to low income families at the Lents Farmers Market Kinship House 6 000 for

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    are at high risk of dropping out of school Oregon Mentors 30 000 over two years to support Quality Based Mentoring certification process for mentoring programs Oregon Institute of Technology Wilsonville campus 10 000 for four engineering scholarships at Oregon Institute of Technology Portland Metro STEM Partnership 15 000 to support career and technical education CTE and Science Technology Engineering and Math STEM in high schools Self Enhancement Inc 10 000 to provide high school youth with the skills and exposure critical for their successful transition to living wage employment Arts education grants supported arts programming in schools and arts access in underserved areas Bag and Baggage Productions Hillsboro 7 500 to provide free theater tickets to Washington County students Children s Healing Art Project 10 000 to support healing arts programs for critically ill disabled and injured children and their families Clatskanie Foundation 10 000 for restoration of Clatskanie Cultural Center the performing arts and cultural programming center in Columbia County Confluence Project The Dalles 25 000 to support restoration of Celilo Park installation of Maya Lin s Celilo Arc and art education programming Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council 2 000 to support arts learning programs at eight elementary schools in Morrow and Gilliam counties Metropolitan Youth Symphony 5 000 for schools outreach program for 7 000 students from 15 to 18 low income and or musically underserved schools Oregon Symphony Association 10 000 to provide quality music education programs to underserved children pre K 8 in the Portland metro area PlayWrite Inc 6 000 to provide playwriting workshops to more than 600 at risk teenagers Tears of Joy Theatre 4 000 to support James John after school SUN program and SCRAP partnership to create North Portland Community Reused Puppet Parade and Festival Project The Nature of Words Bend 5 000 to support creative writing outreach programs for youth in Jefferson and Deschutes Counties Safe and Healthy Families grants focused on basic needs such as hunger homelessness and health care as well as domestic violence prevention and addiction services The largest safe and healthy families grant was awarded to LifeWorks NW for 50 000 for a new facility to co locate a residential drug and alcohol treatment center alongside permanent affordable drug and alcohol free family housing In addition Pathfinders of Oregon received a 10 000 grant to provide basic needs services for families of children in the Rockwood neighborhood Grants combating hunger include Growing Gardens 5 000 for Growing Huertos program which provides low income Spanishspeaking families training about organic food gardening Jericho Road Redmond 3 000 to provide food rental assistance and other basic needs to Redmond area families in need Meals on Wheels People 7 500 to provide hot nutritious meals to seniors at neighborhood meal centers in Multnomah and Washington counties Portland Fruit Tree Project 5 000 for Community Harvest program that helps bring fruit from trees that would otherwise be unharvested to local food pantries Sisters of the Road 10 000 to provide hot

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    the Early Escalara project which promotes college and career exploration for high need Latino students Minds Matter 5 000 to mentor high potential low income high school students to gain acceptance to a four year university and navigate the financial aid process Neighborhood House 5 000 for the Success Opportunity Leadership program which supports academic success and the healthy development of high risk students Oregon Business Council Charitable Institute 15 000 for E3 Employers for Education Excellence to develop statewide projects on STEM education the Career Readiness Certificate and public education redesign PDX Summer School 1 800 to support program for English language learning students from low income schools to maintain and enhance their academic skills and confidence Portland Workforce Alliance 3 500 to support Career Related Learning Experiences a graduation requirement for all Oregon high school students Portland YouthBuilders 5 000 for the Apprenticeship and College Transitions Academy which prepares youth for post secondary education and employment success Salem Keizer Education Foundation 7 500 to support the Volunteer Services Department which coordinates all volunteer efforts in the 68 schools in the Salem Keizer School District Willamette University Salem 5 000 to support Willamette Academy which provides services to support low income and minority students through high school and to make college attendance possible Young Entrepreneurs Business Programs 5 000 to support career readiness preparation programs Arts education grants were awarded to Portland Japanese Garden 5 000 to provide Free Admission Day on Feb 18 2013 Kukatonon 2 500 to teach African culture to children through dancing and drumming and performances at schools and community events across Oregon Museum at Warm Springs 5 000 to support The Museum s Twanat Trail educational activities North Clackamas Education Foundation 1 000 to support the music program in North Clackamas elementary schools PHAME Academy 5 000 to support arts classes for adults with developmental disabilities Portland Art Museum 5 000 to expand the interactive exhibit Object Stories into classrooms Portland Children s Museum 7 500 to provide free and reduced cost access to underserved children and their families Portland Opera 10 000 to support Portland Opera To Go program bringing productions to elementary schools and community venues across Oregon Portland Youth Philharmonic 5 000 to support free concerts for children grades 3 8 Salem Art Association 5 000 for Community Arts Education program in Marion Polk and Yamhill Counties Title 1 schools Washington County Museum 2 500 to support the Touching History Mobile Museum program during the 2012 13 school year White Bird 10 000 to support school outreach with Portland Public Schools including curriculum residencies and student performances revolving around Indigenous Cultures in New Zealand and Australia culminating in a free performance for 2 700 students and teachers in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Feb 20 2013 Write Around Portland 2 500 for writing workshops in partnership with hospitals prisons schools treatment centers and low income housing residences Healthy Families grants focused on programs aimed at combatting domestic violence hunger and

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