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Pacific Power announces grants to support northern Oregon coast arts and cultural organizations - 03/15/23

Funding helps organizations deliver creative education and enrichment in the local community

ASTORIA, Ore. (March 15, 2023) — Arts and cultural organizations play an essential role in maintaining healthy and resilient communities. To support their vital work, the Pacific Power Foundation is donating more than $164,000 in new grant funding across the three states it serves. 

The grants will help fund projects ranging from Shakespeare performances with American Sign Language interpretation to free music events, and from programming that engages diverse youth in public art projects to museums that share regional cultural history.

These groups foster creative expression, inspire young minds, nurture well-being, and help us look at the world in new ways,” said Alisa Dunlap, Pacific Power regional business manager. “We’re honored to support the incredible work they are doing.” 

This recent round of grants focused on art and culture is one of the foundation’s four annual grant cycles. 

The following grants totaling $4,000 were given to local organizations supporting communities on the northern Oregon coast: 

Cascadia Chamber Opera for the Mozart Festival that makes opera accessible to everyone by featuring small- and large-scale operas over Labor Day weekend in Astoria in less formal environments. 

Siletz Bay Music Festival to help stage a free concert series that includes bringing musicians to schools to broaden students’ musical experiences.


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 its establishment in 1988, the PacifiCorp Foundation has awarded more than $60 million to nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit

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