Continuing our longstanding commitment to building economic prosperity for families, the PGE Foundation awarded $462,000 to 29 community organizations working to improve the safety and stability of Oregon families through housing services, hunger prevention, mental health and parenting support.
“For more than 25 years, our commitment to nurturing safe and stable communities has never wavered,“ said Kregg Arntson, executive director of the PGE Foundation. “We believe Oregonians, regardless of background, should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential."
14% of Oregon’s population identifies as Hispanic, yet many Latinx families continue to experience significant barriers and inequities. That’s why the PGE Foundation is investing in culturally-specific programs that help families build skills and knowledge needed to create a better future, including Bienestar, El Programa Hispano Catolico, and Familias en Accion.
The majority of this year’s Safe and Stable Families grants support housing stability, focusing largely on preventative approaches that help families create stable living environments. Additionally, nearly a third of the awards aim to prevent hunger, with partners including Friends of Zenger Farms, Salem Harvest and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.
See the full list of organizations receiving PGE Foundation 2022 Safe and Stable Families grants.
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 $27 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 pgefoundation.org.