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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2015

PGE Foundation grants more than $427,000 in first quarter 2015
Nearly $250,000 awarded to serve STEM and workforce development

PORTLAND, Ore. — The PGE Foundation — Portland General Electric’s corporate foundation — awarded 33 grants totaling $427,285 in the first quarter of 2015 to nonprofits across Oregon in areas of education and arts, cultural diversity, and promoting access to basic needs and services for families.

Education grants focused on engaging students through youth development and mentoring programs and helped promote clear pathways to post-secondary education and careers along the cradle-to-career spectrum. Grants in education were awarded to:
Arts education grants create a sense of place, challenge assumptions and change the way we view the world. The arts promote community engagement and also build toward the economic vitality of the region. First quarter 2015 arts education grants were awarded to:
Safe and healthy family grants help support programs and organizations that promote and provide access to basic needs and services. Grants in this category were awarded to:
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 $18 million to help improve the quality of life for all Oregonians by supporting statewide programs and services that encourage safe and healthy families, provide educational opportunities and encourage the arts and cultural diversity. Gwyneth Gamble Booth is chair, Dave Robertson is president and Kregg Arntson is executive director.
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