Foundation / Corporation
Portland General Electric (PGE) Foundation
07/08/19 - Deadline for Cycle 3: Creative Expression
Grants to Oregon nonprofits for education, arts, and family programs in counties where the funding source has a business presence. Funding is intended to help young people develop essential life skills, integrate the arts into education, and help families create stable environments.
Grants are awarded for operating expenses and programs. Limited grants are awarded for new and existing capital construction if the organization’s mission aligns with the Foundations' focus areas.
The PGE Foundation’s grantmaking is organized around three themes — Education, Arts Education, and Safe and Stable Families.
A cornerstone for individual success and community vitality, education has long been at the heart of PGE grantmaking. Resources are directed to programs preparing young people to be future ready, including supporting hands-on applied learning experiences that develop essential skills, provide adult mentorship or collective impact models that support system-wide transformation. Of particular interest are projects, programs or organizations that transform teaching methods that connect students to goals and aspirations, that measure age-appropriate development of essential skills (aka socio-emotional skills.) Priority will go to projects, programs or organizations that provide evidence that communities served were included in the development of the projects and/or programs and that can provide examples of intentionally focusing on communities that have faced historic or systemic barriers to reaching equal outcomes.
(Please note: Multnomah County programs should indicate their efforts to achieve outcomes based on the shared metrics of the All Hands Raised Cradle to Career Initiative. Find out more at http://allhandsraised.org/)
Public K-12 schools are not directly funded.
When arts and culture are integrated into the classroom experience, teachers and their students create an environment that values critical thinking, problem-solving and creative expression — skills highly valued in the workplace. Support is given arts education and cultural outreach programs that promote innovation and creativity, while also enhancing literacy and math aptitude. Funding is also offered for access to arts experiences for young people, particularly low-income students, students from rural communities, and communities of color.
Safe and Stable Families
Support is given to organizations that use preventive approaches to helping families create stable environments where children can grow and thrive, with emphasis on food insecurity, housing/homelessness, mental wellness, and parent engagement. Safe and stable families grants are directed toward programs that help parents, grandparents, and guardians caring for children (up to age 26) develop stable family relationships, economic security, and a safe and consistent home environment.
GrantWatch ID#: 176436
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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Michele Keever, Grants Administrator
One World Trade Center, 3rd Floor
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204