multnomah Athletic Foundation, AC Portland, Bike First, College Possible, Elevate Oregon, The First Tee of Greater Portland, Girls On The Run, Happy Trails Riding Center, Knott Street Boxing, Mobility Impaired Golf Association, NW Association for Blind Athletes, Northwest Wheelchair Tennis, Oregon Disability Sports, Outside In Street Soccer, Peninsula Children's Learning Center, Peninsula Wrestling, Portland After School Tennis, St Andrews Nativity School, Street Yoga, S.W.E.A.T. Urban Squash, Willamette Sailing Club

2014 Foundation Community Grant Recipients

4WorldsUnitedSoccerAlliance 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance provides summer long soccer camps and financial scholarships to participants. The organization works with refugee and immigrant youth ages 7-18 in East and North Portland. Our contribution will help fund a summer program director for an all volunteer organization. Click here to visit the 4 Worlds website

ACPortlandAC Portland delivers 30 weeks of after-school programming to under-served, urban elementary and middle school students at eleven different sites throughout the Portland metro area. The grant funding supports these programs. Click here to learn more about AC Portland.

Bike_First1 Bike First! provide scholarships and program funds for children to attend a summer camp designed for people with disabilities to learn to ride a bicycle. Click here to learn more about Bike First!

College_Possible College Possible strives to make college possible through student academic coaching and support during the Junior and Senior high school years. Sessions can be structured to accommodate student athletes. The program sessions are 4 hrs a week for 10 months in East Multnomah County. The funding in 2014 will specifically assist Reynolds High School. Click here to visit the College Possible website

Elevate_OregonElevate Oregon provides supportive relationships to at-risk youth, teaching a proven curriculum in the classroom and engaging students in a range of outdoor and athletic activities. The grant funding supports the “Healthy You” program activities during the school year at Parkrose High School. Click here to view the Elevate Oregon website.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 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) in 5 metropolitan area locations. Increase participants in the NE and SE Portland area. Our contribution from the Multnomah Athletic Foundation will assist to equipment new players and provide transportation from schools to course. Click here to visit The First Tee of Greater Portland’s website

GOTR_2013Girls on the Run provide scholarships to support a running and educational program for middle school aged girls at a school in the Portland area. The grant funding will support 30 girls for the running season. Click here to visit the GOTR website.

2013_Happy_TrailsThe 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 2014 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

IncightIncight is providing adaptive recreational opportunities in an inaugural electric hockey cart league in Portland. The grant funding supports an electric hockey cart recreation league for youth with disabilities using joystick only mobility technology. Click here to visit the Incight’s website

Knott_Street_Boxing 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.

Mobility_Impaired_Golf_Association 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

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. Click here to visit NW Association for Blind Athlete’s website

NW_Wheelchair_Tennis 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

Oregon_Disability_Sports Oregon Disability Sports provides and promotes recreational, fitness and competitive opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Our contribution helps provides program support for the Jr. Wheelblazers basketball team. Click here to learn more about Oregon Disability Sports.

2014_OutsideIn_Street_Soccer_teamOutside 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.

Peninsula_Children_Learning_Center_webPeninsula Children’s Learning Center provides early childhood care and education in NE Portland with the goal of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. The grant funding will purchase an adjustable basketball hoop and soccer goals for the playground.

Pennisule_Wrestling_Trio Peninsula Wrestling provide program funding for a competitive wrestling and mentoring program in NE Portland.  Click here for the Peninsula Wrestling website

PASTEPortland After School Education & Tennis provides athletic program built around tennis for the qualified families. The grant funding provides sponsorship of the scholar athletes in the Fall Junior Tennis league. Click here to visit the PAST&E website.

St_Andrews_Nativity_SchoolSt Andrews Nativity School will provide an overnight, outdoor learning experience for 6th grade students of the school. This experience promote the students to be active learners while increasing their understanding of natural resources and increasing their personal confidence. Our contribution from the Multnomah Athletic Foundation will provide student fees, transportation and rain ponchos. Click here to visit St Andrews Nativity School’s website

streetyoga-kidsStreet Yoga provides yoga for youth under age 25 who have experienced trauma (like abuse, homelessness, addiction, etc.). The organization partners with community agency, Janus Youth Programs to identify outreach needs. Click here to visit Street Yoga.

SWEAT_2013 S.W.E.A.T. Urban Squash empowers underserved youth to reach their personal potential through:
Squash Weights Education And Training. Our contribution provides athletic program support. Click here to visit S.W.E.A.T.‘s website.

Willamette_Sailing_Club_web Willamette Sailing Club provides community sailing opportunities with equipment and coaching through partnerships with organizations like New Avenues for Youth and Friends of the Children. Our contribution supports scholarships for kids to participate in the Learn to Sail program. Click here to visit Willamette Sailing Club’s website