The PGE Foundation announces Safe & Stable Families grants
More than $200,000 in grants support homelessness and affordable housing

Oct. 18, 2021

The PGE Foundation, the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric (PGE), announces its Safe & Stable Families grant awards to 23 nonprofit organizations totaling $335,000. The grants support programs helping families in our community disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and racial injustice with supportive housing, food insecurity, mental health support, and parenting skills.

More than half of this year’s Safe & Stable Families grants, totaling $205,000, demonstrate PGE Foundation’s commitment to the collective work being done in Oregon to prevent homelessness and help individuals and families with permanent supportive housing solutions.

Proud Ground, dedicated to helping lower-income families and households of color with permanently affordable homeownership opportunities, is receiving a $50,000 two-year grant, and new grantee Kôr Community Land Trust in Central Oregon is receiving $10,000.

“Through investments in programs like Proud Ground and Kôr Community Land Trust, our community partners are breaking down barriers and ensuring more Oregonians have opportunities to build multigenerational wealth and economic stability,” said Kregg Arntson, executive director, PGE Foundation.

Including a $25,000 commitment to Brown Hope, more than a third of PGE Foundation grant dollars support culturally specific organizations serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

For more than 20 years, the PGE Foundation has invested in community-based organizations working to strengthen the stability of individuals and families through stable housing, mental health support, hunger prevention and parenting resources.

Please see the full list of PGE Foundation 2021 Safe & Stable Families grant recipients.

About the PGE Foundation

The PGE Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Portland General Electric. Founded in 1997, the foundation was created through an endowment with the expressed purpose of improving the quality of life for Oregonians. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $25 million to community organizations across the state. We champion values that embrace diversity, equity and inclusion. Working together with community members, partners and friends, we are committed to using our time and resources to help eliminate disparities and create an equitable society where all people can reach their full potential. To learn more, please visit


John Farmer