Friday, March 18, 2011

PacifiCorp Foundation

The PacifiCorp Foundation is one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The Foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.7 million customers as Rocky Mountain Power in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho, and as Pacific Power in Oregon, Washington and California. The Foundation allocates grants that best serve community interests. Grants generally are less than $10,000 with most between $2,000 and $5,000.

The PacifiCorp Foundation, through its charitable investments, will support the growth and vitality of the communities where PacifiCorp and its businesses have operations, employees, or interests.

Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded more than 7,870 grants totaling approximately $47.8 million. Last year, the Foundation awarded more than 490 grants totaling more than $2 million.

The PacifiCorp Foundation operates as the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and the Pacific Power Foundation.

The Conference Board identifies four major categories of beneficiaries for its analysis of corporate giving trends. Following The Conference Board's categorization, the Foundation classifies and reviews grant proposals according to the nature of recipient organizations (rather than according to the purpose of each grant).

Requests for funding from education organizations should be postmarked by March 15 -- this includes funding requests for K-12 and higher educational institutions, literacy organizations, scholarship funds through intermediary organizations (e.g., United Negro College Fund).

An applicant should submit only one proposal copy on unbound 8-1/2 by 11 inch paper, with each interior page numbered and identified, to the Foundation at 825 NE Multnomah, Suite 2000, Portland, Oregon 97232. Proposals sent by fax will not be accepted.

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