13 amazing individuals + making an impact = YGI!

Announcing the 2018 Youth Grant Initiative team…

Allison         Rachel Carson Environmental MS
Catherine    Gilkey International MS
Chloe           Cathedral Middle School
Hailey         West Sylvan Middle School
Henry         West Sylvan Middle School
Luke            West Sylvan Middle School
Magz            Hosford Middle School
Nate             Laurelhurst Middle School
Peyton         Jackson Middle School
Piper            Hosford Middle School
Sophie         Hosford Middle School
Stella           Mt Tabor Middle School
Walker        da Vinci Arts Middle School

Working session from 2017 Youth Grant Initiative

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation builds a cohort of curious and passionate seventh and eighth graders as our Youth Grant Initiative. They will learn valuable leadership lessons, explore the world of nonprofit giving, and, best of all, make a difference by awarding $5,000 in community grants.

Learn more about the program HERE

With your continued and generous support, together we can…

  • Increase scholarship awards to keep up with the rising costs of college
  • Increase the amount of community grants awarded to fantastic nonprofit partners
  • Invest in the capacity building of our organization for greater community outreach
  • Provide new opportunities and confidence-building programs for youth

With your help, we awarded more than $100,000 in community grants and an additional $100,000 in student athlete scholarships in the community.

During July the annual MAC Annual Fund Drive is underway.
The voluntary tax deductible contribution is an instrumental part of the community outreach.  A tax acknowledgement will be sent in early September at the end of the campaign.  Thank you for the support as we enable and inspire youth participation in athletics!

Click HERE to read more about the scholarships.

Click HERE to read more about our community grant outreach.


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Multnomah Athletic Foundation: Achievement Through Athletics

Founded in 1991, the Multnomah Athletic Foundation is grounded in the support of amateur athletics, activities that promote discipline, leadership and skill development. Athletic participation is the heart of the Foundation.


The Multnomah Athletic Foundation focuses on community outreach. We have provided nearly $470,000 in community grants supporting youth sports opportunities and awarded $974,000 in scholarships to student-athletes in the Portland metro area.

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Love Letters

Changing the generational cycle of poverty begins with a commitment to a child. Thank you for sharing our belief in the power of this statement. We are truly grateful for your gift for the Sparking the Athlete Within.

Megan Lewis, Executive Director, Friends of the Children

I wanted to take the time to personally thank you for awarding me the Loprinzi scholarship. It truly means the world to me to have those around me support me on my journey to college. Thank you tremendously!

Bridgette, Jefferson High School Class of 2014

Thank you. The grant from the Multnomah Athletic Foundation will be used to help us serve more girls in the 2015 season. As we grow and provide girls with the tools to make the decision about their health, we look forward to fostering …

Sarah, Girls on the Run

We are so grateful for your support for our work to improve outcomes for kids and schools. The joy on kids’ faces at recess and throughout the school day is what keeps us going. We know that play works! We are thrilled to have you as a partner in this critical work.

Doran, Playworks Portland