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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    Initiative through the Regional Arts and Culture Council Other grants for education healthy families and arts and culture ranged from 2 000 to 5 000 These are Education grants Centro Cultural of Washington County 5 000 to provide Latino youth in Washington County with education in science technology engineering and math and their parents the knowledge necessary to support their children s education Community Transitional School 5 000 to support the teaching team with teacher aides to give at risk children the attention they need in small learning groups Peninsula Children s Center 2 500 to provide early childhood education and family service program scholarships for low income children and families Playworks 5 000 to support Playworks Portland program that provides activities before during and after school at low income elementary schools Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center 5 000 to provide wrap around services to Rosemary Anderson High School graduates in the area of barrier reduction post secondary education job training and placement Portland YouthBuilders 5 000 to train at risk youth in green construction techniques resulting in the development of construction skills and LEED certified or Earth Advantage homes for low income homebuyers Healthy Families grants African American Health Coalition 5 000 to increase access to programs for African American residents of the Portland area sustainably addressing health disparities and increasing life expectancy through proven culturally appropriate programs Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon for the HIV Center 2 500 to provide support services for daily living and the physical and emotional health for low income clients living with HIV AIDS HomePlate Youth Services Inc 5 000 for funding to help recruit and train volunteers who are essential in staffing weekly drop in program for homeless runaway young people in Washington County Lettuce Grow Garden Foundation 2 500 to support expansion of

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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    her convictions by spreading PGE Foundation s student grantmaking and leadership program from two schools in 1997 to 57 schools in 2010 Community 101 will go on for generations to come thanks to The Oregon Community Foundation s collaboration with the PGE Foundation Jennesa Datema at OCF is administering the program in partnership with the PGE Foundation For information about Community 101 contact Jennesa at 503 227 6846 Carol Reed

    Original URL path: http://www.pgefoundation.org/whats_new/pr_2010_05_19.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    new scientists REAP Inc 5 000 to support the Solutions mentoring program to empower students to take on the identity of leader in their schools and communities Of the 24 grants in the Healthy Families category nine address domestic violence four help the homeless and others provide criminal justice support mental and physical healthcare services for seniors the disabled and at risk youth and general social services Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation 7 500 to provide services for families with a child being treated for emotional or mental health challenges Bradley Angle House 5 000 to provide direct services to children and youth who have survived domestic violence Cascade AIDS Project 5 000 to provide one on one assistance to families and children affected by HIV AIDS Children s Center of Clackamas County 17 500 to support energy efficiency investments for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED certification of the new center for medical evaluation of children suspected of being abused Children s Justice Alliance 5 000 to help families that have a member in the criminal justice system to access services at the Rockwood Center for Family Success Coffee Creek Quilters Wilsonville 1 000 for 10 inmates at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility to learn to make quilts to be donated to seniors terminally ill adults and children in need Columbia River Community Health Services Boardman 5 000 to fund sustainable building construction of a clinic room in the new Community and Migrant Health Center serving Boardman and Northern Morrow Co Dental Foundation of Oregon 10 000 to support the Tooth Taxi which provides oral health care and education to more than 4 000 low income children each year Family Stepping Stones Gladstone 7 500 for general operating support to open the first Relief Nursery in Clackamas County to treat and prevent child abuse Folk Time Inc 7 500 to establish a county liaison to access prevention and training funds for mental health services Human Solutions 15 000 to increase the number of homeless families served each year and reduce the time spent in the emergency shelter Impact Northwest 7 500 to help homeless families transition to permanent housing and self sufficiency JOIN 20 000 towards construction of JOIN s new headquarters building an environmentally designed renovation that provides services for the homeless Juvenile Rights Project 7 500 to support the SchoolWorks program in Multnomah County to help abused and neglected children and youth succeed in school Loaves Fishes Centers Inc 7 500 to provide meals to nutritionally at risk seniors in downtown Portland on the weekends at the Elm Court Center Maybelle Clark Macdonald Center 2 500 to provide support and outreach services to low income disabled residents of Old Town Chinatown Mercy Corps 10 000 in emergency relief support for the survivors of the January earthquake in Haiti Mountain Star Family Relief Nursery Bend 7 500 to support the therapeutic classroom for 2 3 year old children at risk of abuse and neglect Newberg F I S H

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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    very productive relationship PSU and PGE will work together on research economic development community projects and professional training aligned with two main themes Urban Mobility and Integration of Energy and Sustainable Design The goal is to leverage this work in support of a strong and vibrant regional economy Urban Mobility The Portland metro region is positioned to be the leading U S launch market for electric vehicles PSU and PGE have already worked together on planning for deployment of electric vehicles by sponsoring the EV Road Map conference in November 2009 and other events convening industry government and academic leaders Moving forward PSU and PGE will continue to lead EV planning and education events including a June 2010 seminar featuring keynote speaker Robbie Diamond the executive director of the Electrification Coalition a nonprofit dedicated to mass deployment of EVs Future work studying charging station infrastructure issues rolling out test vehicle fleets analyzing consumer response and policy development PSU and PGE will also work to bolster the region s growing electric vehicle manufacturing charging and supplier industry Integration of energy and sustainable design A sustainable built environment requires innovations in how we design and power urban areas To this end PSU and PGE are already working together on issues such as creating and implementing smart grid technologies With financial and technical support from PGE PSU has offered a two term course Planning the Smart Grid for Sustainable Communities through the Hatfield School of Government in 2009 and again in 2010 bringing together graduate students and professionals to better understand the challenges related to creating a smart grid PGE has also contributed to a National Science Foundation funded project at PSU studying how solar panels and green roofs can be installed together on buildings to improve energy generation and efficiency PSU and

    Original URL path: http://www.pgefoundation.org/whats_new/pr_2010_03_30.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    The funds will go toward helping Mercy Corps meet the immediate needs of survivors water food shelter hygiene in the aftermath of the devastating 7 0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti Jan 12 So many Oregonians want to help the earthquake victims in Haiti and Mercy Corps is there on the ground helping with immediate emergency efforts and long range solutions said Carole Morse president PGE Foundation Along with PGE employees who are supporting Haiti relief efforts with personal donations the PGE Foundation wanted to make an emergency grant to help this Portland based global relief organization with their critical work The PGE Foundation the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric was established in 1997 as a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization with a permanent endowment The Foundation s giving is separate from the corporate giving of PGE Since its inception the Foundation has distributed more than 12 4 million to help improve the quality of life for all Oregonians by supporting statewide programs and services that encourage healthy families provide educational opportunities and encourage the arts and cultural diversity Gwyneth Gamble Booth is chair and Carole Morse is president Mercy Corps helps people in the world s toughest places

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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    in 30 days in the Portland region It was made clear to us that more education and outreach is needed to let the public know to report cases of abuse even if they think they don t want to get involved says Carole Morse PGE Foundation president They can be reported anonymously Featured speakers during the Dec 14 event included Donna Henderson captain in charge of the Portland Police Bureau s domestic violence unit Chiquita Rollins Multnomah County domestic violence coordinator and Martha Strawn Morris executive director of the new Gateway Center for Domestic Violence which will provide one stop services for domestic violence victims when it opens in spring 2010 As a result of this discussion a number of ways by which Portland citizens and employers can help were identified Robin Waterman a specialist with Safety Health Resources at Portland General Electric advises employers to keep in mind the following warning signs Threatening phone calls from spouse domestic partner Constant upsetting personal calls interfering with work Spouse domestic partner shows up at work at inappropriate times Injuries and bruises with questionable explanations Extreme fatigue and changes in attitude Obvious changes in behavior including job performance Resources Portland Women s

    Original URL path: http://www.pgefoundation.org/whats_new/pr_2009_12_30.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    arts and education programs as it closed out its funding cycle for 2009 The PGE Foundation Portland General Electric s NYSE POR corporate foundation awarded 52 grants totaling 332 000 to nonprofits across the state in the second and third quarters That brings its 2009 granting to more than 850 000 These tough times have created significant funding challenges for nonprofits said Gwyneth Gamble Booth chair of PGE Foundation Many have had to reduce staffing and budgets The foundation has struggled with an increase in funding requests and we ve tried to respond appropriately by focusing in on basic needs and education We also believe it is just as important to continue supporting arts and culture organizations especially those that provide educational opportunities and serve vulnerable populations The Foundation made 26 grants totaling 116 000 to support the physical and emotional health of Oregon families and individuals 12 grants totaling 113 000 to enhance education across the state and 14 grants totaling 103 000 for arts and culture programs For a full list of grants awards please visit PGE s News Room The PGE Foundation the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric was established in 1997 as a 501 c

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  • Press Release Archive | PGE Foundation
    slightly but not as precipitously as one might expect during this unprecedented economic challenge Some are even thriving A workplace donation program for the arts Work for Art is experiencing a 16 percent increase in revenues this year It turns out that Oregonians understand that funding the arts is everyone s business even in a recession Times are hard but we can t stop investing in creativity and innovation the very key to our economic recovery Money is tight but we will not stop celebrating human creativity together Budgets are constrained but we must not strip the arts out of our children s education and deny them the benefits of holistic learning We re fortunate to live in a community in which our elected leaders understand that artists and creatives are important With its fiscal year 2010 budget the Portland City Council has reaffirmed its commitment to the arts by fully funding the Regional Arts Culture Council while also investing in critical arts education programs like The Right Brain Initiative Elected officials in Clackamas Multnomah and Washington counties as well as Metro have also risen to the occasion Despite these investments public funding for the arts remains insufficient in Portland and throughout the state and our bold diverse arts community is at risk Other communities have smartly adopted dedicated funding solutions to support the arts at twice to 10 times the level we have here An exploration is now underway to change the way we fund the arts so that we don t continue to rely on general fund money to strengthen our cultural infrastructure improve access to the arts and arts education and invest in creative talent These goals are outlined in Act for Art a recently published action plan for arts and culture in the region with a

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