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 2020.
In our spring grant cycle we are thrilled to be investing $50,000 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 non profit organizations provide access, inclusion, and opportunity for youth.
Adelante Mujeres is committed to educating and empowering low-income Latina women and families through culturally-specific education and empowerment opportunities to the Latinx population of Washington County. Our grant will help with their COVID contingency plan of providing free online resources to students to encourage them to continue to be physically active and engage in exercise and sports.
Adventures Without Limits provides access to outdoor adventure regardless of their ability level, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity or age. They facilitate adaptive and inclusive outdoor adventure trips for members of our community who face barriers to access in nature. Our grant helps provide support for staff and operations while programs are closed due to COVID so that they will be ready to reopen when restrictions are lifted.
De La Salle North Catholic High School provides access to college preparatory college education to a racially diverse community in N and NE Portland. DLSNC has a unique work study program that helps students receive full or partial financial aid. Our grant helps provide scholarship support so that students can participate in team based athletics.
Elevate Oregon’s mission is to build relationships with urban youth at Parkrose High School to promote education, self-reliance and leadership. Our grant will help support their Summer Basketball Camp in the Parkrose community.
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 grant will help maintain the free summer program so that ESA can continue to reach struggling families as soon as essential programming is able to resume.
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. Our grant provides support to help maintain their baseball-inspired Full Count after school and summer program in person and now online.
Friends of Explorer Post 58 provides personal growth and social interaction through a range of outdoor athletic activities. The student led organization focuses on respect, responsibility and leadership. Our grant will help support their Community Outreach program and ensure that the program is operational when COVID restrictions are lifted.
HOLLA is a college campus-based grassroots mentoring movement that is made up of first-generation college students and committed professionals who believe in the power of Black and Brown youth. Our grant will support their shift to providing digital resources and better prepare them to resume the HOLLA Hoops program when restrictions are lifted.
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 help support their virtual athletic programs and bridge the funding gap that has occurred due to COVID.
Rose City Rollers Junior Roller Derby programs foster accepting team environments that enable skaters to express uniqueness and athleticism in an inclusive community. Our grant will support their Rent n’ Roll program as they provide “Skating through COVID” with rental skates and virtual coaching.
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 grant supports the practice of social and emotional learning skills for refugee youth through athletics in the Portland area through the expansion of program capacity.
To learn more about Grant Funding at the foundation please visit our grant page.