Every year we award grants in our two cycles, once in the spring and once in the fall, these are the recipients of grants in 2018.
We are thrilled to be investing over $100,000 in the incredible, passionate and effective work in our community. These organizations inspire and enable kids to participate in athletics. On a daily basis, the individuals and volunteers at these nonprofit organizations provide access, inclusion, and opportunities for youth.
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.
Adaptive Sports Northwest provides and promotes recreational, fitness and competitive opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Our contribution helps provide support for their Youth Sports 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 3rd-12th grade Latina girls at 17 schools within Forest Grove, Hillsboro, and Beaverton school districts.
Camp UKANDU provides “outrageously fun” camp experience for kids with cancers and their siblings, utilizing volunteer healthcare professionals from area children’s hospitals. Our contribution helps provides programming for their summer camp sports activities (horseback riding, swimming, rock climbing, field games, and challenge course work).
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 under served youth. Our grant will fund up to 15 scholarships, continue to provide facility space, and additional support- including athletic attire, food, mentorship, and transportation.
Community Cycling Center broadens access to bicycling and its benefits in our community. Our funding helps the Holiday Bike Drive bring safe bikes to 400 children (ages 3 – 8) in under served communities and the Bike for Kids ongoing ownership program.
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 scholarships for 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.
Friends of Explorer Post 58 provides personal growth and social interaction through a range of outdoor athletic activities. The student organization focuses on respect, responsibility and leadership. Our grant funding supports organizational growth, outreach coordinators, and other costs associated with reaching students from p:ear and under represented communities.
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 complete funding for one new 15 girl program at a Title 1 school during the upcoming season.
Greater Than works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education, fulfill their potential, and achieve their dreams at their core “Dreamer” program. Our grant with support a partnership with Playworks at Alder Elementary in East Portland.
Impact NW provides extended day enrichment programs for at-risk and low-income students through their SUN (Schools Unifying Neighborhoods) programming. Our 2018 grant funds 2 elementary school after school programs – Markham’s rock climbing wall activities and Marysville’s yoga and mindful programming.
Kairos PDX works to eliminate the achievement and opportunity gaps in North and NE Portland at a charter school for children ages 0 – 10. They believe in providing access to exceptional education and sport for kids. Our grant will partially fund Community Action Fridays for 40 weeks with programming providing movement like Zumba and dance and other sport participation activities.
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 Center provides 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.
Off the Sideline provides participation scholarships for low income youth (grades 5th – 9th) to participate in team sports at 11 community partnerships. Our grant will help provide support for the average $300 fee to play team sports.
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 donor designated through the Emmerson Fund by sport and funds expenses for athletes to participate in a regional tournament.
Parrott Creek Child & 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 and health program for 100 boys ages 13-18. They collaborate with Street Soccer.
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.
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.
Rose City Rollers Junior Roller Derby programs fosters an accepting team environment that enables skaters to express uniqueness and athleticism in an inclusive community. Our funding will provide safety gear in the appropriate sizes for junior skaters (ages 7 to 17) in their Rent ’n’ Roll program.
Snowdays Foundation provides access to personal growth that happens outdoors. This volunteer-run organization provides access to Mt. Hood day trips for inner city kids through youth organizations across the Portland area. Our funding provides operational support for the transportation, rentals and lift tickets to make the snow fun possible.
Street Soccer’s mission is to fight poverty and empower under served 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.
To learn more about grants from the Multnomah Athletic Foundation visit our grant page.