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PSE Foundation to distribute $1 million to groups focused on emergency preparedness

BELLEVUE, Wash. (9/18/2019) The Puget Sound Energy Foundation will have donated $1 million to help local organizations prepare in case of a major emergency this year.

Grants have been awarded to emergency shelters for generators, the Puget Sound Blood Center for emergency preparedness and to the Bellevue Police for crime software.

 

Many organizations like these are looking for some critical funding to help fill a need. Needs this past year included  a new water rescue raft for the all-volunteer Skagit Search and Rescue team, which was put to use saving a life within two hours of its purchase.

 

PSE offers support in the form of $1 million through the PSE Foundation on an annual basis. A portion of these dollars, which include employee and retiree matching funds, are allocated through two competitive funding rounds in April and October. Any non-profit can apply but grants are focused solely on keeping our communities safe and prepared – especially as the region the foundation services  faces threats from wind, floods, snow, earthquakes, forest fires and more.

 

Here’s a list of recipients that received grants so far this year:

Organization Project Summary City County Amount Awarded
THE SALVATION ARMY AED Units and Training for The Salvation Army Service Centers SEATTLE King $14,000
TACOMA MOUNTAIN RESCUE Unmanned Aircraft System Program TACOMA Pierce $12,600
NEW HORIZONS MINISTRIES NHM New Horizons Security and Safety System SEATTLE King $10,000
PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER FOUNDATION Organization-wide Critical Incident plan SEATTLE King $10,000
PIERCE COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE 4X4 UNIT Operations & All Terrain Vehicle Trailer TACOMA Pierce $10,000
LHAQ'TEMISH FOUNDATION Lhaq'temish Foundation Community Safety Program BELLINGHAM Whatcom $10,000
WHATCOM FAMILY YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Improving Public Safety, Handicap Accessibility, and Emergency Preparedness at the Whatcom Family YMCA BELLINGHAM Whatcom $10,000
PROVAIL Entryway Safety Project SEATTLE King $7,400
PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP Automated External Defibrillators SEATTLE King $7,000
BURKE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION Safety and Emergency Preparedness at the New Burke SEATTLE King $6,700
NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER Professional Observer Program BELLEVUE King $6,500
OLYMPIC COLLEGE FOUNDATION Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program BREMERTON Kitsap $6,000
BELLEVUE COLLEGE FOUNDATION Emergency Preparedness Training Refresh BELLEVUE King $5,500
CASCADIA COLLEGE FOUNDATION Emergency Preparedness: Classroom Shelter In Place (SIP) Readiness (Phase II) BOTHELL King $5,000
EVERGREEN HEALTH FOUNDATION Stop The Bleed: Save a Life! KIRKLAND King $5,000
HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION Emergency Lighting for Hospital Safety BURIEN King $5,000
REFUGEE WOMENS ALLIANCE Jumpstart a Heart SEATTLE King $5,000
SOMALI HEALTH BOARD Culturally Relevant First Responder Training for the Somali C SEATTLE King $5,000
CENTRAL KITSAP MEDIC ONE FOUNDATION Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue Wish List 2018, Emergency Preparedness Community AED's and CPR Training Support SILVERDALE Kitsap $5,000
MOUNT VERNON PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION Mount Vernon School District Emergency Preparedness Project MOUNT VERNON Skagit $5,000
SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE FOUNDATION Security Cameras and Video Surveillance for Child Safety MOUNT VERNON Skagit $5,000
PROVIDENCE GENERAL FOUNDATION Improving Radio Communications During Crisis Situations for Providence Regional Medical Center Everett EVERETT Snohomish $5,000
IMAGINE CHILDRENS MUSEUM Emergency Preparedness: Emergency Kits EVERETT Snohomish $3,600
VOICE OF VASHON Vashon Emergency Alert System Update VASHON King $3,500
CHELAN COUNTY MOUNTAIN RESCUE ASSOCIATION Litter Upgrade WENATCHEE Chelan $3,400
SNOHOMISH COUNTY VOLUNTEER SEARCH & RESCUE UNIT INC K9 Team Education, Training and Development SNOHOMISH Snohomish $3,400
FOUNDATION FOR HEALTHY GENERATIONS Salishan East Tacoma Disaster Preparedness Project SEATTLE King $3,000
HOME SPUN MINISTRIES CERT Training EATONVILLE Pierce $3,000
NORTH CENTRAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION Stop the Bleed Program WENATCHEE Chelan $2,800
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM Emergency Supplies for Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park SEATTLE King $2,800
SARTECH KCESAR Avalanche Search & Rescue Equipment NORTH BEND King $2,500
MARYS PLACE SEATTLE Emergency Preparedness at Mary's Place SEATTLE King $2,000
NAVOS Portable Suction Units for Psychiatric Patients Experiencing a Life-Threatening Respiratory Emergency SEATTLE King $2,000
YOUTH ADVOCACY CENTER OF LEWIS COUNTY Sexual Abuse Prevention and Safety Program CENTRALIA Lewis $2,000
JUBILEE REACH Jubilee REACH Safety Project BELLEVUE King $1,500
CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF TACOMA Shelter in Place Kits TACOMA Pierce $1,500
YOUTH EASTSIDE SERVICES Safety Train the Trainer BELLEVUE King $1,300
BLOCKS INC Campaign Early Prepare - Earthquakes SILVERDALE Kitsap $1,000
Total $200,000
Foundation 1 million dollar check
The foundation’s next funding round closes in October of 2019. For more information, visit the website.