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

Active Children Portland delivers 30 weeks of after-school programming to underserved, urban elementary and middle school students at 26 different sites throughout Portland. With a focus on youth development, students play soccer and basketball working on confidence and team-building. The grant funding supports these programs

Adaptive Sports Northwest provides and promotes recreational, fitness and competitive opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Our contribution helps provides support for the Junior Wheelchair Basketball Program.

Adelante Mujeres is committed to educating and empowering low-income Latina women and families. Our grant provides support the Chicas Soccer Academy. This program serves 3-12th grade Latina girls at 17 schools within Forest Grove, Hillsboro, and Beaverton school districts.

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

Elevate 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.

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 Inc. of the Pacific Northwest provides gender-specific programs and research-based curricula providing girls, ages 6-18, with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future. Our funding will support the GoGirlGo programming, developed by the Women’s Sports Foundation.

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.

Greater Than (previously know as I Have a Dream Oregon)works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education, fulfill their potential, and achieve their dreams. Their core “Dreamer” program serves Alder Elementary School in East Portland, one of the most poverty impacted schools in Oregon. Our grant with support a partnership with Girls on the Run to provides afterschool athletics at Alder Elementary.

Impact NW provides extended day enrichment programs for at-risk and low-income students through their SUN (Schools Unifying Neighborhoods) programming. Our 2017 grant funds 2 elementary school after school programs – Markham’s rock climbing wall activities and Marysville’s yoga and mindful programming.

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.

The Salvation Army at Moore Street Community Center Late Night Hoops program provides a safe place for low-income, at risk youth ages 7 and older to play basketball with other kids and community mentors including the Portland Police Bureau. Our grant will support the Late Night Hoops program to help underserved youth gain access to the gym, equipment and athletic learning opportunities.

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

Northwest Down Syndrome Parent Association/Bike First provides scholarships and program funds for children to attend a week-long camp designed for people with disabilities to learn to ride a bicycle. Learning through Bike First brings a sense of independence, exercise and accomplishment.

Oregon Youth Rugby provides a distinct and inclusive team sport environment to strengthen character and physical conditioning for boys and girls grades 2 – 12. Our grant provides scholarships for player participation in recreational leagues and summer camps.

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.

Parrott Creek Child and Family Services provides youth involved in the juvenile justice system with the tools, skills and emotional support they need to address negative behavioral patterns and get back on the right path to success. They are also committed to building stronger families and safer communities. Our grant will help launch a year-round soccer program for 105 boys ages 13-18.

Playworks provides services to 29 low-income elementary schools in the tri-county area. Many are from communities where kids have limited access to recess or sports leagues. Playworks creates a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be physically active and build skills to help them return to class ready to learn. Our grant provides the opportunity for 30-45 minutes of play every day and access to sports leagues.

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.