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PGE Foundation awards $162,000 in grants in second quarter of 2010

In its one board meeting in the second quarter of 2010, the PGE Foundation awarded $162,000 in grants bringing the total awarded in 2010 to $722,385. The largest grant in the second quarter — $50,000 — was awarded to the Oregon Independent College Foundation for 20 scholarships at OICF’s ten member colleges. This is the 57th year that Portland General Electric or the PGE Foundation has funded OICF.

With its focus on education and social services, the PGE Foundation awarded $15,000 grants to the Oregon Children’s Foundation’s SMART reading program, The Dougy Center to set up new services for grieving young adults, and The Right Brain Initiative which is bringing integrated arts education into K-8 public schools in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. This is the third consecutive year that the PGE Foundation has provided a grant to The Right Brain 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:
Healthy Families grants:
Arts & Culture grants: