At the corporate level, we invest resources in the community via sponsorships and grants. We develop collaborations that meet community needs and also coincide with our business goals.
PGE employees and retirees are generous with their time and money. They record more than 50,000 volunteer hours annually, making them one of the most industrious corporate volunteer teams in Oregon. To recognize their volunteer efforts, PGE awards Community Service Grants to schools and nonprofits where our employees and retirees volunteer. PGE employees also contribute through PGE’s Employee Giving Campaign at a rate well above the national average. In 2012, the contributions of PGE employees combined with a 50 percent company match totaled a record $1.7 million.
We offer K-12 schools in our service area a variety of resources to spark learning on electrical safety, energy efficiency and renewable power, including:
- Free teaching materials
- Live presentations for elementary and middle schools
- Interactive energy education Web sites to reinforce classroom learning
- Classroom speakers on electricity generation and distribution, as well as tours of PGE’s generating facilities
Learn more about our classroom support
A separate nonprofit organization, The PGE Foundation expands the work of PGE’s community investment activities throughout Oregon. Charged with a mission to improve the life of Oregonians, the foundation focus areas include arts and culture; safe and healthy families; and education. The foundation donates nearly $1 million annually via grants to nonprofit groups in PGE’s operations area. To learn more about the foundation and its grant-making policies, please visit the PGE Foundation Web site.