2019 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 Aspire Project provides affordable programs in North Portland with a focus on serving underserved youth, working class and diverse families. The aim to increase affordable access to physical activity and promote self-confidence through dance. Our 2019 grant helps provides support athletic participation scholarships for the Fall Youth Dance Program.

Elevate Oregon’s mission is to build relationships with urban youth at Parkrose High School to promote education, self-reliance and leadership.
Our 2019 funding helps provides support community basketball camp and school supply giveaway.

Elite Sports Academy provides an 8-10 week, all day summer program held in North Portland.  Multiple sports, athletic training and educational sessions that many underprivileged children would not otherwise have access to. Our contribution helps provides support for program costs such as sports equipment, scholarships, staffing, facilities, and other operational costs.

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 2019 grant will provide expansion funding to double their community outreach.

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 continue and expand the Spanish services for 2019 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 replace and upgrade equestrian obstacle course varying skill levels and introduce campers to new obstacle course elements.

NW Disability Support promotes advocacy and education for an inclusive community primarily in the downs syndrome community. Our 2019 funding supports Bike First! – a special one week bike camp where riders will learn how to ride a two wheel bike and learn about perseverance.

Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation introduces youth to the sport of sailing while providing access to the outdoors and building confidence and life skills. Our 2019 grant helps to expand their free Community Sailing Program for underserved teens to an additional week in the summer.

Portland Tennis and Education offers tuition-free, year-round programming that includes tutoring, STEAM activities, and literacy support to a diverse group of students and their families in North Portland. They use tennis as a vehicle to teach life skills. Our grant will fund Todos Tenis Program which engaging the LatinX community in the sport of tennis.

See You at the Summit uses wilderness therapy to help teenagers facing a cancer diagnosis reclaim their lives and personal sense of power. The focus is on adolescents 13-18 years old with cancer. Our funding provides program support for the summer summit of Broken Top in Central Oregon

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.