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The PGE Foundation works in collaboration with the community to help improve educational outcomes, inspire critical thinking through arts experiences and strengthen family stability.

Education grants focus on middle and high school, career readiness and college-level programs with success in improving student achievement, technical knowledge and soft skills needed in today’s workplace.

Arts Education grants support integrating art and culture into the curriculum and expanding access to arts experiences for young people.

Safe and Stable Families grants focus on preventive programs that promote family stability in the areas of food insecurity, housing, mental wellness and parent engagement.

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 2017 grantmaking cycles are complete. See due dates for our 2018 grantmaking cycles, and review details and our giving guidelines to find out if your organization is eligible for a grant.

Photo: Students from ChickTech program participate in project-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workshops for high school girls.
Latest news
PGE Foundation celebrates 20 years. Commemorating anniversary with $235k in grants aimed at preventing homelessness. Read more »

KGW highlights PGE Foundation donation to local nonprofits aiding the fight against Portland’s homeless crisis. Watch clip »

Since 1997, we’ve invested in programs focused on improving the quality of life in our region. Watch video »

Our commitment to equity. Read more »

20 years, $20 million. See fact sheet »

We’re excited to help celebrate the Community 101 program. 20 years ago, the PGE Foundation created this youth engagement program that is now administered by Oregon Community Foundation. Read more »

Read the 2016 Annual Report (PDF). 2016 Annual Report

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