2018 Foundation Community Grant Partners

4 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 Directors that coordinate the coaches, volunteers, kids and camps throughout the summer.

The Circus Project transcends social barriers and inspires personal transformation through circus instruction and performance. They also partner with local nonprofits and schools to engage homeless and underserved youth. Our grant will fund up to 15 scholarships, continue to provide facility space, and additional support- including athletic attire, food, mentorship, and transportation.

De La Salle High School provides access to college preparatory college education to a racially diverse community in N and NE Portland. DLSNC has a unique study program that helps students receive full or partial financial aid. Our contribution will provide athletic student athletes to participate in the De La Salle Knights athletic program.

First Tee of Greater Portland’s mission is to provide at-risk and low-income children an environment to teach healthy life skills as well as engage in physical activity. The nine core values of First Tee include: honesty, integrity, perseverance, sportsmanship, courtesy, confidence, respect, responsibility, and judgement. Our grant will provide the expansion of the First Tee program to McKay Creek Golf Course in Washington County.

Friends of Baseball promotes equal access, positive coaching experiences and supporting strong ecosystems for baseball and softball for kids ages 4 – 18. They believe that every child should have the opportunity and tools to swing for the fences on the field and in life. The 2018 grant will provide expansion funding for the Full Count summer enrichment and Fellows program.

Friends of the Children guides Portland area kindergartners who face financial barriers through one on one mentorship programs extending up to high school graduation. Friends of Children encourages life skills through athletics and helps high-priority youth build self-confidence and character through fitness. Our grant will provide transportation, program supplies, and sports equipment.

Living Yoga provides therapeutic yoga classes to youth involved in the juvenile justice system and mental health facilities. Through dedicated volunteers, they bring trauma-informed yoga classes to support healing and resilience. Our funding will help train Spanish speaking volunteer teachers for 2018 summer classes.

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp hosts over 600 campers annually for children with developmental and physical disabilities ages 12 and up. Through equestrian therapy, adventure courses, and water activities, Camp Kiwanis helps youth build character and confidence. Our grant will purchase three water tender row boats that have flat bottoms which make them more accessible for everyone’s use.

Native American Youth & Family Centerprovides services to more than 2000 youth and families annually. NAYA’s mission is to enhance the diverse strength of youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education, providing after school sport clinics, sports teams, as well as culturally specific athletics. Our grant will help fund gym rentals and transportation in local neighborhoods.

Portland Community Football Club provides year-round soccer for ages 8-16, both recreational and competitive. 90% of their club members live in low –income, communities of color in NE and N Portland. Need to add language from proposal that talk about “pilot program”. This grant will help fund a pilot program for the upcoming 2018 season for train and retain quality coaches.

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 2018 funding will help purchase new equipment to maintain a safety levels of the gym.

Street Soccer’s mission is to fight poverty and empower underserved communities through soccer. They serve at-risk, homeless, and refugee youth by uniting and fostering them through athletics. Our funding will help recruit coaches, staff, and social service coordinators needed to properly run the Portland outreach.

YWCA of Greater Portland provides active and athletic services for low income women and their children across the Portland Metro area. The YWCA delivers athletic opportunities that encourage healthy lifestyles as children serves by the Center for Justice Involved Families and Domestic Violence program. Our funding will provide athletic participation scholarships and equipment for 10 kids.