COTTAGE GROVE – As winter settles into communities throughout the Willamette Valley, ending a year that has brought challenges like no other, it’s the arts and humanities programs that continue to provide needed connection and healing.

Local organizations that deliver theater, music and art have had to pivot during 2020 in ways never imagined. Many have moved to virtual programming to connect with families at home while also working behind-the-scenes to preserve cherished in-person programs so that they can return in the future.

To support these programs’ ongoing efforts, PacifiCorp Foundation, a nonprofit arm of Pacific Power, is donating more than $200,000 in new funding across the six states it serves to support the arts and humanities – along with continued needs by organizations on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.

Cottage Theatre received a grant of $1,000 to help complete its ACT III Theatre Expansion, already underway when COVID hit.

A total of 44 Foundation grants were given to non-profit organizations across Pacific Power’s service area, ranging between $1,000 and $5,500. The grants reflect the diversity of the communities Pacific Power serves, and the diverse needs of these communities during this time.  

Creswell business gives back:

This holiday season, Creswell business Link Source IT has given $1,000 to FOOD for Lane County, $500 to the Willamalane Giving Tree and another $500 to the Eugene Mission.