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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2011

PGE Foundation awards 33 grants totaling $274,000 in its first meeting of 2011.

In its first meeting of 2011, the PGE Foundation Board of Directors awarded $274,000 to 33 Oregon nonprofits. The largest grant — $50,000 — was awarded to Columbia River Community Health Services to support the replacement of its existing facility with a new Community and Migrant Health Center serving Boardman and Northern Morrow County.

The PGE Foundation also awarded a $25,000 grant to the Oregon Food Bank for its new warehouse that will serve Washington County and beyond with 1.5 million pounds of food per year; $15,000 to Clackamas Service Center to provide improved client services to low-income individuals and families; and $15,000 to Transition Projects to support refurnishing its Resource Access Center that will provide services for those experiencing homelessness in Portland.

Education grants totaling $70,000 focused on education for youth through adults, ranging from arts education to high school engineering.

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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.

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Arts & Culture grants totaling $16,000 focused on performances available to the community.

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