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Nov. 28, 2012

PGE Foundation awards 56 grants totaling more than $380K
Top priority given to education and academic support programs

PORTLAND, Ore. — In the second and third quarters of 2012, the PGE Foundation — Portland General Electric’s corporate foundation — awarded 56 grants totaling more than $380,000 to Oregon nonprofits. This concludes the year’s grantmaking, bringing the total amount awarded by the foundation in 2012 to $877,933.

From April through November 2012, the foundation emphasized supporting education and academic support programs. The largest grants awarded were: Other 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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