Portland General Electric established the PGE Foundation in 1997 to improve quality of life for Oregonians. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded grants totaling nearly $20 million across the state.
Currently, the foundation is accepting applications for its Safe and Stable Families, which supports organizations that use preventive approaches designed to help Oregon families create stable environments in which children can grow and thrive, with a focus on food insecurity, housing/homelessness, mental wellness, and parent engagement.
Grants are awarded for programs that help parents, grandparents, and guardians caring for children (up to age 26) develop stable family relationships, economic security, and a safe and consistent home environment. Priority will be given to projects that support underserved communities and deliver measurable outcomes. Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis.
To be eligible, applicants must be an Oregon-based organization classified as 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. Priority will be given to those located in and serving counties where PGE has customers and power-generating plants, as well as those that operate collaboratively or in partnership with other nonprofits or agencies.
Applications will be accepted between June 1, 2017, and July 10, 2017.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the PGE Foundation website.