2015 Foundation Community Grant Recipients
4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance provides summer long soccer camps and financial scholarships to participants. The organization works with refugee and immigrant youth ages 7-18 in East and North Portland. Our contribution will help fund a summer program director to coordinate coaches and volunteers, running camps from June to September as well as manage equipment. Click here to visit the 4 Worlds website
Bike First! provide scholarships and program funds for children to attend a summer camp designed for people with disabilities to learn to ride a bicycle. Click here to learn more about Bike First!
Bustin’ Barriers provides summer camps and other programs for individuals with disabilities to have fun and strive for their personal best. Our contribution funds a new program during the school year with sports activities on two Saturdays a month – The Saturday Program. Click here to visit the Bustin’ barriers website
Community Cycling Center broadens access to bicycling and its benefits in our community. The 2015 grant will help the annual Bike for Kids and the Holiday Bike Drive provide refurbished bicycles, new helmets and safety training for over 400 kids. Click here to learn more about the Community Cycling Center
De La Salle High School provides access to college preparatory college education to a racially diverse community in N and NE Portland. Our contribution will provide athletic scholarships for approx. 90 students to participate in high school athletics. Click here to visit the website of De La Salle North Catholic High School
Elevate Oregon provides supportive relationships to at-risk youth, teaching a proven curriculum in the classroom and engaging students in a range of outdoor and athletic activities. The grant funding supports the “Healthy You” program activities during the school year at Parkrose High School. Click here to view the Elevate Oregon website.
The First Tee of Greater Portland provides educational programs that build character and promote healthy choices through the game of golf for youth (ages 7 – 17) in 5 metropolitan area locations. Increase participants in the NE and SE Portland area. Our contribution from the Multnomah Athletic Foundation will assist to equipment new players and provide transportation from schools to course. Click here to visit The First Tee of Greater Portland’s website
Friends of Baseball promotes equal access, positive coaching experiences and supporting strong ecosystems for baseball and softball for kids ages 4 – 18. The 2015 grant will provide star up funding for Full Count Camp, a one month experience at 3 school sites thought the year. Learn more about Friends of Baseball .
Friends of the Children provides nurturing and sustained relationships with a professional mentor from grades K through 12th. The grant funding will enable the “Sparking the Athlete Within” program providing resources like school fees for sports or equipment to participate. Click here to visit the Friends of the Children website.
Girls Inc. provides gender-specific programs and research-based curricula for girls (ages 6-18) to promote confidence and self-esteem. Our contribution will help fund the Sporting Chance summer programming and activities. Click here to learn more about Girls Inc.
Girls on the Run teaches life skills through dynamic, conversation based lessons and running games for middle school aged girls in the Portland area. The grant funding will provide scholarships for girls during the upcoming season. Click here to visit the Gilr on the Run of Portland Metro website.
The organization provides a therapeutic equestrian experience and riding lessons for youth (ages 2-21) with disabilities and special needs. The Happy Trails Riding Center partners with City of West Linn Parks programs and county case workers. The 2015 grant will provide operations funding to reduce rider fees and to provide financial support for instructors expense. Click here to visit the Happy Trails Riding Center website
Living Yoga provides yoga to youth involved in the juvenile justice system and tansitional/drop-in facilities. Our funding will support classes and teachers training 38 classes a week at 22 community partners sites. To learn more about Living Yoga click here.
Knott Street Boxing provides boxing lessons, training and competition for over 50 youth in NE Portland. The organization works in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation to utilize the Matt Dishman Community Center. The grant funding will help to reduce participant fees and to provide financial support for equipment and tournament expenses.
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp provides a summer camp experience to empower individuals with disabilities. Our 2015 grant will provide camper scholarships to participate in activities adaptive to their special needs – adventure courses, canoeing, hiking and river rafting. Click here to visit the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp website.
Mobility Impaired Golf Association provides accessible golf events and lessons for 1000 participants. The events have a open registration as well as referrals from organizations like Shriners’ Hospital, Doernbecher Hospital, Special Olympics, MS Society, National Down Syndrome. Our contribution from the Multnomah Athletic Foundation will specifically assist with equipment expenses like special adaptive golf carts and golf clubs. Click here to visit Mobility Impaired Golf Association’s website
Adaptive Sports Northwest provides and promotes recreational, fitness and competitive opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Our contribution helps provides program support for the Jr. Wheelblazers basketball team. Click here to learn more about Adaptive Sports Northwest.
Peninsula Wrestling provide program funding for a competitive wrestling and mentoring program in NE Portland. Click here for the Peninsula Wrestling website
Special Olympics provide training for life to individuals with intellectual disabilities through athletics training, competitions and wellness. Our contribution will fund Oregon Team Wellness, a unique community based health and wellness program with fitness and nutrition components. Learn more about Special Olympics Oregon here.
S.W.E.A.T. Urban Squash empowers underserved youth to reach their personal potential through:Squash Weights Education And Training. Our contribution provides athletic program support. Click here to visit S.W.E.A.T.‘s website.
Raphael House’s program, Coaching Boys Into Men, teaches and promotes healthy behaviors that prevent relationship abuse and harassment. Funding will support a joint program with Portland Public Schools Athletic Departments at all district 12 high schools. Learn more about Raphael House.