Pacific Power / Rocky Mountain Power: Education Organizations

PacifiCorp Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Deadline: Mar 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in California: Del Norte County, Lassen County, Modoc County, Siskiyou County, Counties in Idaho: Bannock County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

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 in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.9 million customers in six Western states as Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California) and Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power.

The Pacific Power Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Pacific Power. Our mission, through our charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of our communities.

In 2018, the Pacific Power Foundation awarded almost $800,000 to local nonprofit organizations.

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The foundation manages its grants in four cycles. This helps the foundation carefully review similar requests to ensure maximum benefit.

  • The information on this page is for Education Organizations
The Foundation classifies and reviews grant proposals according to the nature of recipient organizations (rather than according to the purpose of each grant). 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • In general, grants from the Foundation are limited to charitable nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that have obtained a determination letter from the IRS under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and are not classified as private foundations. Proof of the exemption must be submitted with each request for funding.
    • Grants may sometimes be made for charitable purposes to government entities.
  • Eligible candidates — Organizations and activities eligible for Foundation support include:
    • Nonprofit groups that have 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service;
    • Education organization eligibility: Educational and research institutions, both public and private, from early childhood through university level.
      • Includes K-12 and higher educational institutions, literacy organizations, scholarship funds through intermediary organizations (e.g., United Negro College Fund)
  • Projects must have a bearing on communities that are served by Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power (see service area map)

    • Pacific Power — Oregon, Central/Southeastern Washington and Northern California.

    • Rocky Mountain Power — Utah, Wyoming and Southeastern Idaho.


Ineligibility:

  • Ineligible candidates — Organizations and activities not eligible for foundation support include:
    • Organizations that discriminate against individuals on the basis of religion, race, color, sex, age, national origin or veteran status;
    • Individuals;
    • Political organizations, ballot measure campaigns or candidates for public office;
    • Contributions to or memberships in chambers of commerce, service clubs, taxpayer associations and other similar bodies;
    • Religious groups for religious purposes;
    • Any non-charitable purpose; and/or
    • Organizations outside the PacifiCorp service territory.
  • As a general rule, the Foundation also will not support
    • Establishment or support of endowments;
    • Coverage of operating deficits;
    • Capital campaigns;
    • Computers, software or related items;
    • Marketing and advertising
    • Maintenance of existing facilities;
    • Conferences, conventions and events; and
    • Projects that do not have a bearing on Pacific Power or Rocky Mountain Power's geographic service area.