2017 Foundation Community Grant Recipients

4_worlds_14 Worlds United Soccer Alliance works to enhance the lives of 4th world children by providing opportunities that improve soccer skills, build confidence, support their education, uniting communities and cultures. Our contribution provides support for the Summer Program that offers participant scholarships to summer-long soccer camps. Click here to visit the 4 Worlds website

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

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). Our contribution will help to expand the Life Skills Program to Washington County. 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 2017 grant will provide sustainable funding for the Full Count program. Learn more about Friends of Baseball .

Girls on the Run teaches life skills through dynamic, conversation based lessons and running games for middle school aged girls in the Portland area. This grant will provide funding for 9 Portland Public School sites for girls to participate during the upcoming season. Click here to visit the Girls on the Run of Portland Metro website.

Harper’s Playground is dedicated to bringing an inclusive playground to each of Portland’s five quadrants. Their innovative, inclusive playground design ensures that ALL children play, learn and explore together. Our contribution will help fund playground #3 at Couch Park. For more information visit Harper’s Playground.

The Latino Network invests in Latino youth and families to ensure that youth receive a high-quality education and parents are equipped to be their children’s advocates. They believe that athletic activities build courage and confidence for youth. Our grant provides support for the girls soccer program. To find out more visit The Latino Network.

Living Yoga provides therapeutic yoga classes to youth involved in the juvenile justice system and mental health facilities. Our funding will support teacher training to meet the demands for high-need youth classes. To learn more about Living Yoga click here.

NWABA_1 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 for their Sports Programming. Click here to visit NW Association for Blind Athlete’s website

Pacific University Handball provides opportunities through handball for student athletes regardless of financial capacity. Our funding is a sport specific grant provided by the Emmerson Grant Fund and funds expenses for athletes to participate in a regional tournament.

Rip City Boxing is an organization that fosters youth via discipline, self-respect and accountability through the sport of boxing. With a gym located in NE Portland, Rip City boxing serves at risk youth from the tri-county area. Our funding supports program fees for participants with financial need and equipment expenses. Visit Rip City Boxing Facebook page here.

RoseCity-PetalswebRose 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.

SO_UnifiedSportswebSpecial Olympics provide training for life to individuals with intellectual disabilities through athletics training, competitions and wellness. Our contribution will fund a high school Unified Sports program. Learn more about Special Olympics Oregon here.

St. Andrew Nativity School builds confidence and character while offering quality programming to under-served youth. Our funding will be used to grow participation in organized sports. Click here to visit St Andrews Nativity School.