Pacific Power Foundation Awards $200K in Grants to Rogue Valley Nonprofits

The Pacific Power Foundation is announcing more than $200,000 in new grant awards to nonprofits and community organizations that support education and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities in the communities Pacific Power serves.

Through this funding, the foundation seeks to open doors to opportunity now and in the future by investing in programs that support and lift up young people through education and skill development for a rapidly changing world.

“We’re honored to help our local organizations prepare kids and adults to thrive and succeed on their own terms through these education, STEM and workforce development opportunities,” said Cooper Whitman, Pacific Power regional business manager. “We are inspired by the many innovative ways our communities are helping our young people prepare for the future.”

These education and STEM grants are made through one of four grant cycles offered by Pacific Power’s nonprofit arm each year. The following eight grants totaling $30,300 were given to these regional organizations:

71Five for equipment and supplies to support a vocational-technical program that prepares older youth for workforce success in high-demand, livable-wage careers.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley for the STEAM Club, which provides engaging, high-quality activities that help children and teens learn STEAM concepts.

Collaborative Theatre Project to acquire a new programming board for stage equipment to improve the quality of its performances as it continues to connect with Latino families. 

Direct Involvement Recreation Teaching for Our Creekside Project, which works with high school students on restorative work along the Bear Creek riparian area. 

Project Youth+ to help purchase a food cart for a pilot youth entrepreneur program, Business Opportunities for Student Success (B.O.S.S.), which provides youth from ages 14 through 24 the opportunity to open and operate their own youth-led business. 

Roots and Wings Community Preschool for the Equitable Education Care Program, which provides tuition assistance to help ensure that families have equal access to high-quality early childhood education and care. 

Spartan Boxing Club to expand tutoring as part of the DREAM Youth Program, which serves primarily diverse youth, ages 5 through 18, from homes experiencing low incomes. 

Woodland Charter School for a research-based intervention curriculum to help a math specialist provide small-group instruction for students needing help in mathematics.

Source: PPF

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