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News Release
Pacific Power announces new grants focused on community enhancement and the environment - 02/02/23


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Pacific Power announces new grants focused on community enhancement and the environment 

Funding helps local community organizations working to strengthen livability 

in the Willamette Valley


SALEM, Ore. (Feb. 2, 2023)Every day, organizations throughout the Willamette Valley are putting their hearts into projects and programs to nurture our local communities and care for the environment. These efforts weave together to create a stronger, more resilient future for the region. 


The Pacific Power Foundation, a nonprofit arm of Pacific Power, is donating more than $164,000 in new grant funding across the three states it serves to support organizations committed to community enhancement and environmental respect. From improving access to affordable housing and workforce training to restoring watersheds and caring for neighborhood trees that bring environmental benefits to urban areas, this round of grants will underwrite a wide range of efforts that meet critical needs and improve local livability. 


“We are inspired by these organizations, in towns large and small, that are working hard to lift up people in their communities and take care of the environment,” said Adam Kohler, Pacific Power regional business manager. “It is an honor to support this indispensable work, while helping to boost the growth and vitality of the communities we serve.” 


This round of grants, focused on community enhancement and environmental respect, is one of the four grant cycles offered by the foundation annually.


The following five grants totaling $33,500 were given to local Willamette Valley organizations:


Canyon Senior Center to support scholarships and grants for youth programs in the North Santiam Canyon.


City of Aumsville to create a service memorial next to city hall that honors all service members past, present and future. 


Hunters of Color for support a mentorship program to increase BIPOC participation in outdoor activities through culturally inclusive hunting opportunities and community building. 


Rural Development Initiatives to help foster Main Street Economic Vitality Hubs in Oregon through training workshops, technical assistance and coaching. 


Young Roots Oregon for the ParentingRoots Development Program that offers culturally specific, essential parenting, health and life-skill courses to young and teen parents.



About the Pacific Power Foundation:

The Pacific Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 

2 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington, and California). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power. Since it started in 1988, the PacifiCorp Foundation has awarded more than $60 million to nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit



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