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PGE Foundation Grants - Education

Grants to Oregon Nonprofits to Promote Youth
Academic Achievement and Career Readiness

GrantWatch ID#: 176435
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PGE Foundation


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Grants to Oregon nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of education within the funding source’s communities of Columbia, Washington, Multnomah, Yamhill, Clackamas, Polk, Marion, Jefferson, Wasco, Sherman, Deschutes, Hoodriver, Gilliam, and Morrow Counties.

Priority will be given to initiatives that help prepare youth for higher education and the workforce. Programs should enhance academic achievement, foster classroom innovation, and promote career readiness. Requests may involve college scholarships.

Of particular interest are collective impact initiatives, (CTE) career technical education, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and youth development programs that help close the achievement gap for middle and high school students. Priority will go to projects that support underserved communities and deliver measurable outcomes.

Please note: Multnomah County programs should indicate their efforts to achieve outcomes based on the shared metrics of the All Hands Raised Cradle to Career Initiative.

Grants are made to charitable, nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations classified as 501 (c) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service or those with a qualifying equivalent status.

The Foundation does not fund public K-12 schools directly.

Not Funded:
-Previous grant recipients who have not completed a final impact report
-Bridge grants, debt retirement or operational deficits
-Endowment funds
-General fund drives or annual appeals
-Requests to support political entities, ballot measure campaigns or candidates for political office
-Requests from organizations that discriminate, in services provided and/or hiring practices, based on race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sex, marital status, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans status or color.
-Requests from fraternal, sectarian and religious organizations if the grant is intended for the principal benefit of the organization’s own members or adherents
-Any activities or organizations for which support would violate IRS regulations for private foundations
-Direct grants to individuals
-Direct support for library operations
-Travel expenses
-Conferences, symposiums, festivals, events, team sponsorships or user fees
-Capital expenses to purchase vehicles, office furniture, computers, etc.

Focus Areas:

Requests for Education will be accepted between December 1, 2016 and January 9, 2017. Decisions will be issued in March.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Kimberly Howard, Program Officer
P: 503-464-7349
F: 503-464-2929

Michele Keever, Grants Administrator
P: 503-464-8818
F: 503-464-2929

PGE Foundation
One World Trade Center, 3rd Floor
121 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204

P: 503-464-8818
F: 503-464-2929

Grants will be made to nonprofits in the Counties of Columbia, Washington, Multnomah, Yamhill, Clackamas, Polk, Marion, Jefferson, Wasco, Sherman, Deschutes, Hoodriver, Gilliam, and Morrow.

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