Welcome to the Multnomah Athletic Foundation Website

What would you do with $5,000?

The Youth Grant Initiative participants will learn about leadership, non-profit organizations supporting youth athletics AND decide how to award $5,000 in community grants!

We are looking for eager participants who demonstrate a passion for the world around them, have a strong connection to athletics, and who understand the importance of community outreach and empathy.

Will you be in 7th or 8th grade this Fall?

Interested? Learn more and get the application HERE


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Time to think about scholarships!

Joe Loprinzi Scholarship award announcements May 3

Houser Scholarship award announcement May 19

Fay Sasser Employee Scholarship – for MAC employees and eligible employee dependents. Click HERE

If you are writing a recommendation for an applicant, there are two options if you choose a private submission.

  1. Send a sealed letter to the Multnomah Athletic Foundation at 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland OR 97205
  2. Attach to an email (either as a Word document or a PDF) to Lisa Bendt, Foundation Executive Director, at Lbendt@MultnomahAthleticFoundation.com
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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 celebrates 25-years of community outreach. We have provided has 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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Learn About Us

We believe athletics can help youth reach their full potential. Learn more about us and then join the team.

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Community Grants

We’re not just dreaming of a better world; We’re funding it! And with your help, it’s how we will continue to Serve + Help + Fund.

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Contact Us

Get in touch; connect with us; to share a great idea, introduce us to a terrific nonprofit organization or ask a question.

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Ways to Help

We envision communities where all children can participate in athletic activities. Get involved and help us make an impact!

Latest From The Multnomah Athletic Foundation

  • <strong>Congrats to our Spring 2017 grant partners!</strong>

Congrats to our Spring 2017 grant partners!

We are thrilled to be support the following Portland metropolitan organizations. These community groups help kids participate, play, compete and learn every day.
The Multnomah Athletic Foundation provided $48,100 to 14 organizations in our Spring […]

  • <strong>A spinning success</strong>

A spinning success

The 4th annual Spin-a-thon raised $16,300

148 riders over 4 hours…
Many generous sponsors and contributors…
5 incredible instructors and yoga…
too many spinning tunes to count and…
one humungous thank you!

When it was all said and done, the […]

  • <strong>Last minutes spots open!!</strong>

Last minutes spots open!!

Wanna ride?
We have some last minute openings at 10 AM, 11 AM and Noon. Come ride with us and raise money to increase access and opportunities for youth athletics.

Register NOW – http://bit.ly/2ku0DjT

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 in 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 tolls to make 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