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2014 Priorities
Education grants in 2014 will target programs that impact eighth grade math proficiency, on-time high school graduation, arts education and post-secondary programs at the college and technical training level. Areas of interest include collective impact initiatives, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and programs that help close the achievement gap for students of color. Priority will go to projects that deliver measurable outcomes. (Please note: Multnomah County programs should indicate their efforts to achieve outcomes based on the indicators in the All Hands Raised Cradle to Career Initiative.)

Safe and Healthy Families grants in 2014 will target basic needs such as hunger, homelessness and health care, and programs that combat joblessness. A major area of interest is on prevention programs. Priority will go to projects that deliver measurable outcomes.

Arts and culture funding in 2014 will be focused on arts education including the integration of the arts into the teaching of math, science, history and other subjects.

Grants will be awarded to nonprofits located in areas where Portland General Electric has customers or power-generating plants (PDF).

Guidelines and online application
Our next deadline for submitting a Letter of Inquiry is May 2 (for October, 2014 board consideration). Check to see if your organization is eligible for a grant from the PGE Foundation and assess whether your request fits within our giving guidelines.
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