2016 Annual Report - the PGE Foundation

2016 Annual Report - the PGE Foundation

2016 ANNUAL REPORT Metropolitan Family Services, touching the lives of more than 5,000 low-income families every year. PGE FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECT...

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2016 ANNUAL REPORT Metropolitan Family Services, touching the lives of more than 5,000 low-income families every year.


As the PGE Foundation celebrates 20 years of service to the Oregon community, we’re proud and appreciative of the opportunity to help improve the lives of our citizens.

Dave Carboneau, Carol Dillin, Peggy Fowler, Jardon Jaramillo, Randy Miller, Jim Piro

With more than $1 million in grants in 2016, we supported the collaborative work of community organizations dedicated to strengthening families, improving student achievement, inspiring young people through arts and culture experiences, and creating clear pathways to college and career.


We increased our investments in career technical and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs because we see the strong connection that applied technical learning and education in STEM have to future job opportunities. While we’re just beginning to explore equity in our grantmaking, our commitment to supporting diverse communities is well established, with 51 percent of dollars distributed going to programs serving communities of color.

$1,064,675 TOTAL GRANTS PAID IN 2016 44% Education 28% Safe & Stable Families 23% Arts Education 5% Community 101

Chair, Gwyneth Gamble Booth President, Dave Robertson Treasurer, James Lobdell Secretary, Barbara Parr STAFF Executive director, Kregg Arntson Program officer, Kimberly Howard Grant administrator, Michele Keever

High Desert Museum, STEM Connect / Wind & Oar, Math Enrichment \ The Museum at Warm Springs, “Kindred Spirits” exhibit

EDUCATION Education is at the forefront of our philanthropic commitment, with investments in youth development, mentoring and career readiness programs that give students the confidence to reach their full potential. We have a growing interest in career technical and STEM education as a best practice for motivating middle and high school students to graduate with a clear plan to enter college or get a start on their career.


$32,500 • 2013

$67,500 • 2014

High Desert Museum is one of the many organizations reimagining STEM education by integrating real-world applications with science standards. This hands-on approach empowers youth, while cultivating curiosity, through the testing and synthesizing of ideas in real field investigations.

$100,000 • 2015

$157,500 • 2016



All Hands Raised Concordia University Institute for Youth Success Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization Impact NW Open School Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities Oregon Business Council Charitable Institute OSU Foundation Portland Community College Salem Schools Foundation - Career Technical Education Center

Beaverton Education Foundation Camp Fire USA Columbia Council College Possible Community Transitional School Constructing Hope Elevate Oregon Foundations for a Better Oregon Friends of the Children Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest The Portland Metro STEM Partnership Oregon Tech Foundation South Metro STEM Partnership

$5,000+ David Douglas Educational Foundation High Desert Museum Neighborhood House, Inc. Wind & Oar Boat School World of Speed

Virginia Garcia Cornelius Children’s program / Adelante Mujeres, photos by Andrea Lonas

SAFE & STABLE FAMILIES Improving the lives of Oregonians begins with strengthening the safety and stability of families. With this in mind, the PGE Foundation supports culturally responsive prevention programs in the areas of food insecurity, homelessness and housing, mental wellness, and parent engagement.



Adelante Mujeres Central City Concern Human Solutions United Way of the Columbia- Willamette — #everyoneIn

Boys & Girls Aid Dougy Center, Inc. Growing Gardens SAFE of Columbia County

Community 101 $52,175



Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation Children First for Oregon Clackamas Women’s Services Folktime, Inc. JOIN Lifeworks NW Lift Urban Portland Metropolitan Family Services Northwest Pilot Project, Inc. Oregon Food Bank Portland Homeless Family Solutions Sisters of the Road Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center Volunteers of America of Oregon, Inc.

#everyoneIn an innovative prevention program, in partnership with United Way, tackles social isolation using collective impact and humancentered design thinking to bring people together through technology.

Community 101 is the student leadership program created by the PGE Foundation in 1997 and now administered by the Oregon Community Foundation.

Confluence in the Classroom: left to right: Toma, Greg and Fred

ARTS EDUCATION Arts and culture are proven to boost student engagement and academic achievement,* which is why the PGE Foundation supports the integration of arts in the curriculum, as well as tools for teacher development. Through arts experiences, young people develop an appreciation for the world around them, as well as the confidence and people skills – including empathy, grit, adaptability, and teamwork – needed to succeed in today’s workplace.



Bag and Baggage Productions Japanese Garden Society of Oregon Regional Arts & Culture Council – Right Brain Initiative

Lan Su Chinese Garden Literary Arts Mediarites Miracle Theatre Group Obo Addy Legacy Project Oregon Bravo Youth Orchestra Playwrite, Inc. Profile Theatre Project The Museum at Warm Springs Write Around Portland


*according to the Right Brain Initiative 2016 progress report

54% OF DOLLARS GRANTED PROVIDED STUDENTS ACCESS TO ARTS EDUCATION Confluence in the Classroom provides access to a cultural perspective highlighting the diversity of the region. It integrates art into social studies curriculum, while also focusing on reaching students from rural, and low-income areas and communities of color.

Confluences Metropolitan Youth Symphony Oregon Ballet Theatre Oregon Children’s Theatre Company Oregon Symphony Association Portland Art Museum Portland Center Stage Portland Opera Association, Inc. Portland Playhouse Salem Art Association Young Audiences of Oregon

The PGE Foundation is the corporate foundation of Portland General Electric. It was founded in 1997 with an endowment designed to last in perpetuity to improve the quality of life for Oregonians. Since then, the PGE Foundation has awarded more than 1,700 grants totaling $20.3 million. The corporate foundation of Portland General Electric




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