News From The Community

PGE Project Zero Launches

PGE Project Zero launches to empower the next generation of Oregonians to create cleaner, greener, more equitable communities New initiative from Portland General Electric and the PGE Foundation to provide young people with opportunities to learn, work and make a difference   PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 6, 2020  — Portland General Electric and its philanthropic arm,...

Restore

Wednesday morning, I woke up in a veil of grey. The fall equinox had begun, and the slow-rising sun and the quiet ticking of rain on my rooftop announced the annual transition that is a part of life in the Pacific Northwest. We are used to this shift, and for many of us, we welcome...

Governor Brown Announces Free Masks and Gloves for Small Businesses

Announced September 16, 2020 Today Governor Brown announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of protective supplies. The state of Oregon...

Kimberly Howard champions education for PGE and Oregon

Kimberly Howard champions education for PGE and Oregon Announced 8/20/2020 This week, Kimberly Howard, principal Corporate Social Responsibility specialist, takes on the prestigious role as chair of the State Board of Education, which is charged by Gov. Kate Brown to provide leadership and vision for Oregon’s public schools and districts by enacting equitable policies and practices that...

Friends and partners of Portland’s parks are gathering to build volunteerism, advocacy and programming

The magic superpowers of Portland’s parks system are the 200+ non-profit, volunteer, and grassroots groups devoted to stewarding and developing programs for and in individual parks, natural areas, community gardens and community centers. On September 26, Portland Parks Foundation, in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, invites members of these groups to join together virtually for...

New Seasons Market and Portland General Electric Foundation Contribute $50K to Oregon Worker Relief Fund

Oregon businesses join coalition to provide aid, strengthen the economy and alleviate hardship for immigrant Oregonians impacted by COVID-19.   PORTLAND, Ore.— The Oregon Worker Relief Fund coalition announced Tuesday that New Seasons Market and Portland General Electric Foundation (PGE Foundation) have each committed $25,000 to support the Oregon Worker Relief Fund. The additional funds come...

Funder Briefing: Portland’s historic 2020 Real Police Accountability ballot measure

    Portland has been captivating the entire country for months—with daily protests being used as a lightning rod for President Trump and white nationalists. Now, the city is poised to pass one of the most sweeping police accountability measures in November. If successful, this overhaul would be one of the most progressive and community-controlled oversights and...

2020 Community Rebuilding Fund

Gov. Kate Brown today announced the three largest Oregon philanthropic foundations have established the 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund as a place to bring private and philanthropic donations together to work collectively for Oregonians whose communities have been leveled by wildfires this season. The goal: to gather resources and begin planning for what comes next after...

Wildfire: List of Temporary Shelters

As of Thursday afternoon, an estimated 500,000 Oregonians have fled their homes, and temporary shelters have opened up across the state. Here is a list of temporary shelters: Clackamas County Fires The temporary evacuation point at Clackamas County Community College in Oregon City is being moved since it’s under Level 2 evacuation orders. Evacuees are...

MRG Foundation Supports Wildfire Relief Funds

As they continue funding organizations and efforts that are focused on BIPOC, Immigrant, Tribal communities, and social/racial, justice our partners at the MRG Foundation are supporting the following wildfire relief funds:   The Since Time Immemorial Fund “Nearly every, if not all, Tribes in the Northwest have reservation land or culturally significant land that is...