2016 Foundation Community Grant Recipients
Adaptive Sports Northwest provides and promotes recreational, fitness and competitive opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Our contribution helps provides program support for new track and field program support and begin sitting volleyball and soccer. Click here to learn more about Adaptive Sports Northwest.
Bustin’ Barriers provides summer camps and other programs for individuals with disabilities to have fun and strive for their personal best. Our contribution funds coordination support for continued development of The Saturday Program, offering respite activities for children. Click here to visit the Bustin’ barriers website
Community Cycling Center broadens access to bicycling and its benefits in our community. The 2016 grant will fund the Holiday Bike Drive bringing safe bikes to 400 children (ages 3 – 8) in underserved communities and Bike for Kids ongoing ownership program. 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
Forward Stride provides equine therapeutic facility using the horse as a tool to develop physical abilities and build confidence. Our funding provides participation scholarships for foster care and at-risk youth. Click here to learn more about Forward Stride
Friends of Baseball promotes equal access, positive coaching experiences and supporting strong ecosystems for baseball and softball for kids ages 4 – 18. The 2016 grant will provide funding for Full Count Camp fellows and student coaches, a one month experience at various 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 provide girls, ages 6-18, with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future. Our funding will support the GoGirlGo programming, developed by the Women’s Sports Foundation combining sports, physical Click here to learn more about Girls Inc.
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 2016 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
Impact NW provides extended day enrichment programs for at-risk and low income students through their SUN (Schools Unifying Neighborhoods) programming. Our 2016 grant funds 2 elementary school after school programs – Markham’s rock climbing wall activities and Marysville’s yoga and mindful programming. Click here to learn more about the Impact NW
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.
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.
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
NW Association of Blind Athletes provides opportunities through sports and physical activities to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Our contribution funds programs for youth and building organization capacity. Click here to visit NW Association for Blind Athlete’s website
Northwest Wheelchair Tennis creates a supportive community that coaches and mentors youth in recreational and competitive play. The grant funding supports bi-annual camps to expose kids to athletic competition through wheelchair tennis. Click here to visit the Northwest Wheelchair Tennis website
Playworks provides services to 36 low-income elementary schools in the tri-county area. They strive to improve school culture/experience, make schools feels safer and more inclusive. Our 2016 funding supports program work through10 Playworks coaches at 8 Team Up low income schools. Click here to learn more about the Playworks Northwest
Portland Community Football Club provides year round soccer for ages 8-16, both recreational and competitive. Our support will Fund 30 full scholarships for players to eliminate barriers to play in low income and marginalized communities including LGBTQ. Click here to visit the Portland Community Football Club
PTandE provides year round programming of tutoring and tennis in the North Portland area. Their enrollment reflects their community – 70% Hispanic, 22% African American, 5% White and 5% Multiple ethnicities. Our funding supports the Junior Team Tennis League for 20 participants in Fall, Winter and Spring play. Click here to visit the Portland Tennis & Education
Outside In Street Soccer provides organized soccer practice and team environment for homeless youth ages 16 – 25. The team practices and plays games in Portland as well as traveling to a tournament. Street Soccer Skills create accessible “bridges” between the game of soccer and the game of life. The grant funding supports the head coach expenses and practice facility expenses for the season. Click here to visit the Outside In website.
Special Olympics provide training for life to individuals with intellectual disabilities through athletics training, competitions and wellness. Our contribution will fund the high school Unified Sports program. Learn more about Special Olympics Oregon here.
Raphael House teaches and promotes healthy behaviors that prevent relationship abuse and harassment. Our funding will support program, Coaching Boys Into Men, a joint program with Portland Public Schools Athletic Departments at all district 12 high schools. Learn more about Raphael House.
Rose City Rollers Junior Roller Derby programs fosters an accepting team environment that enables skaters to express uniqueness and athleticism through roller derby. Our funding will provide skaters scholarships for junior skaters (ages 7 to 17). Learn more about Rose City Rosebuds and Petals.
Rugby Oregon provides a distinct and inclusive team sport environment to strengthen character and physical conditioning for boys and girls grades 2 – 12. Our grant provides scholarships for player participation in recreational leagues and summer camps. Click here to visit the Rugby Oregon.