The Pacific Power Foundation is announcing $203,500 in new funding to directly support community organizations across the three states it serves. Pacific Power say these organizations are deeply invested in their communities and intent on making them more vibrant and resilient.
Throughout the region, local organizations deliver countless services and programs that increase access to healthy food, safe and stable housing, healthcare and mental health support, disaster relief and public safety programs. Every day, these neighbors who support and show up for each other are making our communities safer and stronger.
“We’re proud to build on the strength of our communities, and to help energize and expand the heroic work of local organizations,” said Cooper Whitman, Pacific Power regional business manager. “They are enriching our communities and improving the lives of our most vulnerable children, families and seniors.”
These safety and wellness grants are made through one of four grant cycles offered by Pacific Power’s nonprofit arm each year. The following grants totaling $40,000 were given to nine local Rogue Valley organizations:
ACCESS to provide durable medical equipment, such as walkers and wheelchairs, free of charge to Jackson County’s most vulnerable citizens.
Asante Foundation for the ARRMC Pediatric Outpatient Infusion Clinic, which provides a safe, welcoming space for patients undergoing specialized chemotherapies and cancer treatments.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County for 100 portable cribs to distribute to families through fire departments and medical providers to help provide safe sleeping environments for infants.
Crossing Bridges Therapeutic Riding Center to provide scholarships to qualifying students ages 3 and up for an equine therapy program that encourages positive behaviors and choices.
Josephine County Food Bank and Raptor Creek Farm for an internship program that helps youth from communities of color and rural areas gain valuable work experience while supporting the food bank’s mission to alleviate hunger.
Josephine County Foundation to support Project SAFE (Students Acquiring Firefighter Equipment), a student-led initiative that purchases critical fire, medical and rescue equipment for volunteer fire departments in rural Jackson and Josephine counties.
La Clinica to purchase dental supplies for the Happy Smiles program, which provides free comprehensive dental health education and interventions at Jackson County schools and through community partnerships.
Rogue Community Health to support the GoCheckKids pediatric program, which provides free vision checks to children.
Wilderness Trails for camper scholarships to help more children attend a summer camp that builds perseverance, character and hope.