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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    adds strategic grantmaking for the Foundation to his current responsibilities directing PGE s corporate community investment strategy volunteer engagement employee giving programs and sustainability initiatives Also a native Oregonian Arntson s community involvement includes serving as board president of Oregon Children s Theatre secretary of Business for Culture and the Arts and representing PGE on the Timbers Community Fund Board Next month PGE reaches the milestone of powering Oregon for 125 years said Robertson As we look forward to the next 125 Kregg and I are honored to work with the PGE Foundation board of directors and our nonprofit partners as we build on our commitment of strong stewardship for Oregon and help change the lives of people in the communities where our employees and customers work and live PGE s corporate and Foundation resources support the pillars of a vibrant and sustainable society education safe and healthy families and environmental stewardship In honor of the 125 year milestone the Foundation is highlighting the following five 25 000 grants to organizations that embody PGE s community investment focus areas Impact NW Urban Opportunities To support its ongoing after school enrichment job readiness training program for young people in all Portland high schools Regional Arts and Culture Council To support expansion of the Right Brain Initiative s STEM Science Technology Engineering and Math to STEAM adding Arts to STEM Initiative into 15 new schools throughout the tri county region The Right Brain Initiative is an innovative and equitable approach to arts learning engaging underserved students in the tri county area by integrating the arts into the core curriculum Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization IRCO To support Ninth Grade Counts for English Language Learners for 60 rising 9th grade English Language Learner ELL students enrolled in Parkrose Portland and Reynolds school districts

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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    educational advocacy programs for foster children Latino Network 5 000 to support its Juntos Aprendemos program that promotes early literacy and kindergarten readiness among low income Latino families Museum of Contemporary Craft 7 500 to support exhibit related educational programs and lecture series during MOCC s 75th Anniversary celebration year Oregon Children s Foundation 20 000 to support the SMART reading program in its 20th year Painted Sky 7 500 to support Northstar Community Outreach Dance Program PassinArt A Theater Company 6 500 to support scholarships for students seniors to attend Bourbon at the Border and participate in a panel discussion on race and equality PlayWrite Inc 7 500 to support PlayWrite Live playwriting and songwriting workshops staged reading and semi annual showcase performances Portland Baroque Orchestra 7 500 to support Young People s Concerts which reaches out to at risk youth of all ages and their families providing access to performances Portland Opera Association 15 000 to support free performances for 25 000 students grades first through eighth of its new production of Hansel Gretel Portland Youth Philharmonic 5 000 to support PYP education and outreach programs Portland YouthBuilders 5 000 to support its internship program which gives at risk youth real world job experiences particularly in firms using sustainable business practices Regional Arts Culture Council 15 000 to support the Right Brain Initiative which brings integrated arts education into K 8 public schools in Multnomah Washington and Clackamas counties This is the fourth consecutive year of the PGE Foundation s support of this program Salem Art Association 5 000 to support its arts in residence programs in elementary schools Sisters Folk Festival Inc 5 000 to support the Americana Project Arts Outreach Scholarship Program Willamette University 5 000 to support Willamette Academy which helps under represented students from the Salem Keizer School District graduate from high school In addition to the arts education awards listed above the PGE Foundation awarded 10 000 to Profile Theatre Project to co produce its 15th Anniversary season which will include one play from its 14 past featured playwrights Healthy families grants focused on child abuse and domestic violence programs physical and mental health care and homelessness in addition to The Dougy Center and NeighborImpact including Boys and Girls Aid 5 000 to support Safe Place Shelter and Homeless and Runaway Youth programs in Washington County Bradley Angle House 5 000 to support safe shelter and emotional support services for children of all ages who have experienced domestic violence Children First for Oregon 7 500 to help support the expansion of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection program run by youth who have been in foster care Children s Center of Clackamas County 5 000 to provide medical evaluation services to children who are victims of physical or sexual abuse Clackamas Women s Services 5 000 to support operating expenses of its shelter Columbia Gorge CASA 7 500 to support operating expenses and create administrative stability Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon 2 500 to support

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    for dollar by the Atlantic Philanthropies In addition to OICF other Education grants focused on arts education after school programs and services for at risk students These are Camp Fire Columbia 15 000 to support its partnership with three alternative high schools providing mentoring career and college readiness service learning and civic engagement opportunities for at risk youth Community Transitional School 5 000 to support its transportation program for homesless youth Ethos Music Center 5 000 to provide scholarships for low income students participating in music lessons and summer music camps Imago 5 000 to support its educational programs that serve low income families Juvenile Rights Project 5 000 to support its educational advocacy programs for foster children Latino Network 5 000 to support its Juntos Aprendemos program that promotes early literacy and kindergarten readiness among low income Latino families Portland Opera Association 15 000 to support free performances for 25 000 students grades 1st through 8th of its new production of Hansel Gretel Portland YouthBuilders 5 000 to support its internship program which gives at risk youth real world job experiences particularly in firms using sustainable business practices Regional Arts Culture Council s 15 000 to support the Right Brain Initiative which is brings integrated arts education into K 8 public schools in Multnomah Washington and Clackamas counties This is the fourth consecutive year of the PGE Foundation s support of this initiative Salem Art Association 5 000 to support its arts in residence programs in elementary schools In addition to NeighborImpact other Healthy Families grants focused on four domestic violence programs physical and mental health care and homelessness These are Bradley Angle House 5 000 to support safe shelter and emotional support services for children of all ages who have experienced domestic violence Children s Center of Clackamas

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    at Beach Humboldt Elementary School and Open Meadow Middle School Metropolitan Youth Symphony 2 500 to support services provided through its website Oregon Ballet Theatre 10 000 for youth education and outreach programming that connects ballet to arts and academic subjects Oregon Humanities 5 000 to provide free education in the humanities to economically and educationally disadvantaged adults in Salem Oregon Symphony Association 20 000 to underwrite free symphony concert tickets for student music ensembles and free youth concert tickets for low income students Portland Art Museum 20 000 to support education programming with the Object Stories project personally connecting visitors with the museum through interactive sharing Portland Chamber Orchestra 5 000 to underwrite performance and events for its spring 2011 concert From Darkness to Light Portland Playhouse 2 500 for students at seven high schools to produce a 90 minute fully staged production of a Shakespeare play Tears of Joy Theatre 3 000 to support after school performing arts classes for low income 5th to 8th grade students Washington County Museum 5 000 to expand Free Family Day programming to more locations in Washington County and Touching History Mobile Museum in school presentations to elementary and middle school students Write Around Portland 5 000 to support creative writing workshops in partnership with social service agencies In addition to the grant awarded to Columbia River Community Health Services healthy families grants focused on programs supporting successful youth development including domestic violence hunger and housing assistance physical and mental health care as well as initiatives aimed at foster children seniors and people with disabilities including A Family For Every Child 5 000 to provide foster children with adoption services and offer family finding and mentoring for older youth in foster care Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation 10 000 for its Family Involvement Program that serves parents of children with mental health challenges American Cancer Society 2 500 to support free Camp Ukandu sessions for children and teens affected by pediatric cancer Birch Community Services 5 000 for poultry for more than 700 needy families for three months Cascade AIDS Project 7 500 to Kids Connection providing psychosocial support and community building to families living with HIV and AIDS Chemeketa Non Profit Housing Inc Salem 3 000 to provide critical health care to low income households progressing toward self sufficiency and away from government assistance Clackamas Service Center 15 000 to provide improved client services to low income individuals and families Coffee Creek Quilters Wilsonville 1 000 to support women at the correctional facility to learn quilting and donate quilts to those in need Community Cycling Center 5 000 to expand bicycle production space helping 1 025 additional people annually to access affordable reliable and healthy transportation Estacada Area Food Bank 5 000 to provide food boxes to an increasing number of low income and homeless clients Growing Gardens 5 000 to support the Home Gardens program that provides families with food growing support Impact Northwest 7 500 for Early Childhood Family Services

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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    to 30 percent charity care each year I n order to continue to offer quality health care to the Boardman and Northern Morrow communities a new facility must be built said Mindy Binder executive director of CRCHS This gift from the PGE Foundation is wonderful news that makes our April groundbreaking even more significant Access to health care is critical to sustaining a thriving community said Gwyneth Gamble Booth PGE Foundation board chair The foundation continues to make basic needs including health care a priority and we are pleased to support the construction of a health clinic in Boardman that will serve the community for many years to come Currently CRCHS is based in a 5 000 square foot building that can no longer expand with the existing footprint The new medical facility will be 15 000 square feet upon completion in early summer of 2012 The capital campaign s goal is to raise more than 4 2 million in cash pledges and in kind contributions To date the campaign has secured more than 3 3 million About CRCHS CRCHS provides preventative and acute primary care urgent care family planning women s health pediatric care sports physicals as well as

    Original URL path: http://www.pgefoundation.org/whats_new/pr_2011_03_10.html (2016-05-01)
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    series of free educational and outreach performances around the community Chess for Success 5 000 to provide after school chess programs and tournaments for Title I elementary schools Film Action Oregon 5 000 to support the Project Youth Doc program summer documentary filmmaking course for teens in North Portland s low income housing community Hacienda CDC 10 000 to support its Plaza Comunitaria program that provides educational and economic development opportunities for low income Latinos J Bar J Youth Services Bend 2 500 to update existing computer lab in the Learning Center Literary Arts 7 500 to support the Writers in the Schools program in all Portland high schools for 2010 2011 school year Metropolitan Youth Symphony 2 500 to support services provided through its website Oregon Humanities 5 000 to provide free education in the humanities to economically and educationally disadvantaged adults in Salem Write Around Portland 5 000 to support creative writing workshops in partnership with social service agencies Healthy families grants totaling 83 000 focused on domestic violence hunger low income assistance needs of seniors and the disabled physical and mental healthcare at risk youth and foster children These are A Family For Every Child 5 000 for programs which provide eligible foster children with adoption services and offer family finding and mentoring for older youth in foster care Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation 10 000 for its Family Involvement Program that serves parents of children with mental health challenges Birch Community Services 5 000 to provide frozen poultry to over 700 needy families for three months Chemeketa Non Profit Housing Inc Salem 3 000 to provide critical health care to low income households progressing toward self sufficiency and away from government assistance Community Cycling Center 5 000 to expand bicycle production space helping 1 025 additional people

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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    across the state 11 grants totaling 82 500 for arts and culture programs with a focus on arts education and 18 grants totaling 92 000 to support basic needs of Oregon families and individuals Seventeen education grants totaling 142 500 focused on college scholarships mentoring special school programs early childhood education and literacy Centro Cultural of Washington County 5 000 for science technology engineering and math education programs for Latino youth Children s Institute 5 000 for early childhood development programs Community Action Team Clatsop Columbia counties 5 000 for Healthy Start Early Literacy Community Transitional School 5 000 for teacher aides for school for homeless children Elevate Oregon 5 000 for mentoring programs in the Parkrose School District Girls Inc of NW Oregon 5 000 for after school mentoring NAYA Family Center 10 000 for early college science program for Native American students Neighborhood House 5 000 for Youth Leaders Institute at Roosevelt High School Oregon Children s Foundation 15 000 for SMART reading program Oregon Independent College Foundation 50 000 for 20 scholarships Outside In 5 000 for Employment Education Center for homeless youth Playworks 5 000 for before during and after school activities at low income elementary schools Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center 5 000 for services to Rosemary Anderson High School graduates Portland YouthBuilders 5 000 to train at risk youth in green construction techniques Stand for Children 5 000 to support efforts to engage Latino parents in education advocacy Willamette University 5 000 to support Willamette Academy for at risk youth Grants of 2 500 or less Peninsula Children s Center Eleven arts and culture grants totaling 82 500 focused on education for youth the homeless low income and those with disabilities Arts Council of Pendleton 5 000 for tuition and instrument costs for low income students Children s Healing Art Project 5 000 to expand and enrich art classes and experiences for critically ill injured disabled and healing children Japanese Garden Society of Oregon 5 000 for educational programs Museum of Contemporary Craft 10 000 for membership program support Portland Children s Museum 7 500 for Community Partners Program PlayWrite Inc 5 000 to bring summer playwriting residencies to children in Washington County Portland Center Stage 15 000 for community engagement program Regional Arts Culture Council 15 000 for the Right Brain Initiative which brings arts education to elementary schools in the tri county region White Bird 10 000 for Portland Public Schools outreach project Grants of 2 500 or less Columbia Symphony Orchestra and Profile Theatre Project Eighteen healthy families grants totaling 92 000 address domestic violence homelessness hunger needs of seniors and the disabled physical and mental healthcare at risk youth foster children and job training African American Health Coalition 5 000 to increase access to health programs for African Americans Boys Girls Aid 5 000 to support Safe Place for Youth in Washington County CASA Clackamas County and CASA for Multnomah Washington Counties 5 000 each to recruit train and support new

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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    for Culture the Art s executive director PGE believes the arts have the power to educate heal and create a vibrant economy and has long demonstrated a dedication to incorporating the arts in its corporate culture while also encouraging other businesses to follow suit Since 1999 PGE and the PGE Foundation have contributed nearly 5 million to arts and culture PGE is consistently recognized by the Business for Culture the Arts as one of the top five business donors in the state To navigate today s complex energy business our workforce of engineers scientists skilled tradespeople and others must go beyond the basic tools of their trades and use imagination collaboration and problem solving skills said Jim Piro president and CEO PGE Integrating the arts into the educational system helps develop these industry required skills and PGE is proud to invest in the arts and arts education and ultimately our future workforce Examples of how PGE has integrated the arts into its business strategy include Creating school plays with an arts nonprofit that teach children about electrical safety energy efficiency and renewable energy These free plays are performed to 20 000 students each year PGE s arts funding has brought playwriting to at risk youth writing workshops to the homeless mentally ill and elderly visual arts and music to sick children in hospitals and African drumming to developmentally disabled children Arts Contemplates Industry brings local artists into historic PGE hydroelectric plants to make art which is then exhibited at PGE s headquarters PGE helped the Regional Arts and Culture Council RACC develop the Work for Art workplace giving campaign in 2004 Work for Art has grown annually at PGE with the most recent campaign yielding a 203 percent increase over the year before The PGE Foundation also was the first

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