To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its education grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of programs that provide real opportunities and a clear pathway for Oregonians to higher education and/or a career.
Proposals eligible for consideration include hands-on applied learning experiences, especially initiatives that connect students to the world of work; curricula that engage students with goals and aspirations, provide opportunities for adult mentorship, and measure age-appropriate development of essential skills (e.g., socio-emotional skills); and collective impact models that support system-wide transformation.
The foundation prioritizes programs that use input from the community they serve and intentionally focuses on communities that have faced historic or systemic barriers in reaching equal outcomes.
Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis.
To be eligible, applicants must be a charitable tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or have a qualifying equivalent status), be based in Oregon, and serve Oregonians, with priority given to groups located in counties where PGE has customers and power-generating plants. The foundation does not fund public K-12 schools directly.
See the PGE Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.