Pacific Power Announces New Grants to Willamette Valley Organizations

Posted on October 25, 2023

Pacific Power announces new grants to Willamette Valley organizations focused on community enhancement and the environment 

Funding helps local community organizations working to strengthen livability 

SALEM, Ore. (Oct. 25, 2023) — Nonprofit organizations in the Willamette Valley transform hopes into action every day by showing up to care for their neighbors and the environment. The Pacific Power Foundation is supporting this important work with a new round of grants to local organizations that are committed to fostering resilient cities, towns and natural areas in our region.

The foundation is donating a total of $112,000 in grants across the three states it serves to underwrite a diverse range of programs and projects, from affordable housing access, job training and rural economic development to ecosystem preservation, trail restoration and nature-based education.

“These organizations lift up our communities and protect our natural surroundings for future generations,” said Adam Kohler, Pacific Power regional business manager. “It is an honor to support their inspiring work and help build communities where everyone can flourish.”

This round of grants, focused on community enhancement and environmental respect, is one of the four grant cycles offered by the foundation annually.

The following five grants totaling $13,000 were given to local Willamette Valley organizations:

City of Stayton to upgrade the kitchen in the city’s community center building, which opened in 1979.

Luckiamute Watershed Council to support the planning and delivery of community outreach and education events as part of the Love Your Watershed Program, which connects people to the local landscape and encourages them to take an active role in improving and stewarding the watershed.

Sweet Home Public Library to transform a patch of bare soil next to the library into an ADA-accessible outdoor seating and table area.

Trailkeepers of Oregon for the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Recovery Trails Restoration project to restore

5.1 miles of hiking trails impacted by the 2020 Labor Day fires, provide training for volunteer leaders, build two 30-foot bridges and install a series of wooden stairs.

Young Roots Oregon for the Family Support and Connections program to provide community dinners during its weekly parenting skills course, helping to foster connections and decrease food instability for young parents.

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 energy company that serves over 2 million customers across a diverse six-state region in the West 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 it started in 1988, the PacifiCorp Foundation has awarded more than $60 million to nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit


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