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OCT. 1, 2012

PGE Foundation Board of Directors awarded $149,300

In the final meeting of 2012, the PGE Foundation Board of Directors awarded 25 grants totaling $149,300 to nonprofits across the state to fund programs in areas of education, health and wellness, and arts education.

Education grants were awarded to: Arts education grants were awarded to: Healthy Families grants focused on programs aimed at combatting domestic violence, hunger and homelessness, as well as programs for seniors, people with disabilities, and high-potential, low-opportunity youth: 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 $15 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.
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