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News Release
Pacific Power announces grants to support Washington arts and cultural organizations - 03/15/23

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

YAKIMA, Wash. (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 Toni Petty, 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 nine grants totaling $25,000 were given to local organizations supporting communities in Washington: 

Blue Mountain Artisans Guild for art supplies, tables, chairs and lights to help serve more than 100 K-12 students through this Garfield County community art program. 

Capitol Theatre Committee for the Capitol Kids Series that provides multilingual, multicultural performances and artist residency activities for student groups from kindergarten through college and for community events in Yakima.

Carnegie Picture Lab for the Creativity Curated Program that provides instruction for Walla Walla County elementary students on the elements of art and art movements, with a focus on contemporary and diverse artists. 

Fort Walla Walla Museum to help provide students with free access to organized museum tours that connect children with the history of their region.

Gesa Power House Theatre for the Tango del Cielo theatrical music and dance performance as part of the 12th anniversary celebration for this Walla Walla landmark.

Humanities Washington for the Speakers Bureau series of free cultural presentations covering history, literature, politics, music, art, philosophy, the environment, spiritual traditions and other topics at libraries, museums, theaters, senior centers, colleges and correctional centers. 

Lelooska Foundation for the creation of 10 cultural sharing boxes that provide a new way to help educate Southwest Washington and Oregon students and deepen their understanding of the Native Peoples of North America. 

Shakespeare Walla Walla to bring the Seattle Shakespeare Troupe to Walla Walla for a performance of Romeo and Juliet, providing many students with their first Shakespeare performance.

Yakima Valley Museum & Historical Association for upgrades to its conference room heating/ventilation/air conditioning system.


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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