Youth Grant Initiative

A new opportunity for youth, grades 7th and 8th, to learn about community leadership through philanthropy and grant making.

The Youth Grant Initiative (YGI) team will award $5,000 to nonprofit organizations that qualify for the Multnomah Athletic Foundation Community Grant Program. The funding is made possible by contributions from the MAC Annual Fund Drive.

The YGI is a grant program that provides confidence and character-building opportunities with an emphasis on youth that participate in athletics. Our goal is to extend our values by leading youth through the process of creating positive change within their communities through athletics.

Team members will meet six times this Fall and meeting topics will include but are not limited to: leadership, understanding of a nonprofit organization, basics of community engagement, grant making process, review of applications, value of relationships and field trips.

Ultimately, we believe youth have distinct and exceptional insights into the needs of other youth and we hope to assist them in utilizing their ideas to create positive change within the community at large.

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation is looking for eager participants who demonstrate a passion for their community, have a strong connection to athletics, and who understand the importance of community outreach and compassion.

Participation is open to everyone.

Open to 7th and 8th graders (as of September 2017) in Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties.

The team will be made up of about 10 middle school students.

  1. Application has 3 questions and requires one recommendation form
  2. Use creativity in your responses – written essays, video or audio
  3. Deadline to apply is closed for the 2017 team.
  4. Interview will be held during June 2- 8, 2017
  5. Click HERE for the recommendation form

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation strives to recruit diverse members who vary in race, ethnic background, school, socio-economic level, personal interests and academic/physical abilities. By the end of the program, the YGI team will collectively make grant award and funding recommendations as well as present their findings to the Multnomah Athletic Foundation Board.