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Pacific Power Foundation Awards Art Grants to Support Six Rogue Valley Organizations

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The Pacific Power Foundation is donating more than $110,000 to organizations that deliver music, theater, community festival and connections that are essential to their communities in the three states it serves.

Pacific Power officials say these organizations create beauty, join people together across cultures, generate jobs and nurture the creativity needed to solve complex problems.

The grants will help fund a variety of projects including free arts events and education; community celebrations of cultural heritage; multilingual performances for kids; and programs for rural youth, indigenous students and incarcerated adults.

Six grants totaling $19,000 were given to organizations supporting communities in the Rogue Valley region.

In Josephine County, grants were awarded to the Grants Pass High School Band Boosters for props, trailer wraps and instruments, Grants Pass Museum of Art for a traveling Ezra Tucker exhibit and Rotary Foundation for the installation of a new mural in downtown Grants Pass.

In Jackson County, grants were awarded to the Rogue Gallery & Arts Center for the annual "Best of the Best Student Art Show"; Southern Oregon Historical Society to digitize, preserve and make publicly available over 6,000 glass plate negatives made by pioneering western US photographer Peter Britt; and Talent Historical Society for a celebration of that city's cultural and artistic heritage.

The Pacific Power Foundation is part of the Pacificorp Foundation, one of the largest publicly-endowed foundations in the United States.
Posted on 3/15/24 5:17AM by Sam Marsh