Volunteer & Charitable Activities
PacifiCorp participates in community activities and outreach programs throughout our six-state service area. Here are just some of the ways we get involved:
The PacifiCorp Foundation is one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. Created by the company in 1988, it now operates as the Pacific Power Foundation in Oregon, Washington and California and the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.
Through charitable investments, the PacifiCorp Foundation supports the growth and vitality of the communities where PacifiCorp and our businesses have operations, employees or interests.
Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded more than $55.2 million to nonprofit organizations, of which more than $1.52 million was awarded in 2013.
Community Giving Campaign
Across PacifiCorp's six-state service area, hundreds of PacifiCorp, Pacific Power, and Rocky Mountain Power employees combine to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to local community giving campaigns focusing primarily on the health and welfare of some of our neediest neighbors.
For more than 80 years, United Way has helped people through a crisis, providing a hot meal, a warm bed, job training, a safe home, quality child care, health care and much more. By focusing on four Community Impact areas — Community Wellness, Helping Hands, Successful Kids and Tools for Living — the United Way helps people meet their immediate needs and provides them with the tools needed to change their lives.
Keeping Customers Warm
Helping less fortunate with high bills
Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power work with local nonprofit agencies to help eligible customers with energy expenses through the installation of energy-efficiency measures and through bill payment assistance. These agency relationships benefit everyone. They help customers manage their bills and energy use, and they give customers needing help referrals for other needed programs and services.
Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power provide funding each year to energy programs that assist households in need, and provide opportunities for customers to contribute to energy assistance programs as well.
The Community Energy Project offers free home weatherization services for low-income senior citizens and people with disabilities who live in Portland. PacifiCorp employee volunteers and others install energy-saving materials — just a half-day of work can help someone stay warm and save energy all winter long.
PacifiCorp teams up with Rebuilding Together and the PacifiCorp Foundation to adopt and rehabilitate homes for needy families. Rebuilding Together is the nation's largest nonprofit home rehabilitation program. It provides needed home repair and rehab services for low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners and their families in our communities.
Twice a year, PacifiCorp awards grants to nonprofit agencies or groups throughout its service area for selected environmental education projects and activities. Past grant recipients include the Intermountain Natural History Association, Audubon Society of Portland, Klamath Basin Ecosystem Foundation, Uintah Raptor Rehab, Inc. and others.
Kids on the Block Awareness Program
PacifiCorp volunteers help transform 270 tons of sand and 4,500 gallons of water into magnificent sand sculptures each summer in downtown Portland. The beneficiary of this event is Kids on the Block, which uses child-size puppets to help children understand and accept differences in one another, and to protect themselves in difficult situations.
Evening as a Child
Each year, PacifiCorp volunteers help conduct a fundraiser for Morrison Child and Family Services. Morrison serves children who have experienced abuse, neglect, learning disabilities and serious emotional trauma. Evening as a Child is a fundraiser where adults gather to play games and live as children for the night. Part of the community since 1947, Morrison supports families and annually saves the lives of 5,000 children from birth through 18.