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ROSEBURG, Ore.  — Arts and cultural organizations play an essential role in maintaining healthy and resilient communities. To support their vital work, the Pacific Power Foundation is donating more than $164,000 in new grant funding across the three states it serves. 

The grants will help fund projects ranging from Shakespeare performances with American Sign Language interpretation to free music events, and from programming that engages diverse youth in public art projects to museums that share regional cultural history.

“These groups foster creative expression, inspire young minds, nurture well-being, and help us look at the world in new ways,” said Sam Carter, Pacific Power regional business manager. “We’re honored to support the incredible work they are doing.” 

In the Umpqua Valley, the Pacific Power Foundation provided a $5,000 grant to Wildlife Safari to help provide free ZooSchool field trips to Wildlife Safari for 300 children from families experiencing low incomes. 

This recent round of grants focused on art and culture is one of the foundation’s four annual grant cycles. 

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