Fall 2020 Grant Partners

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 Fall of 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.

AC Portland delivers 30 weeks of after-school programing to underserved, urban elementary and middle school students at 26 different sites throughout Portland. Our grant will expand their virtual offerings in response to COVID. The remote programing will utilize soccer skills and drills to keep kids active.

Adaptive Sports Northwest provides and promotes recreational, fitness, and competitive opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Our grant helps provide support for the Youth Sports Program for ages 5-17, in the form of adaptive equipment for their various range of sports offered.

Community Cycling Center broadens access to bicycling and its benefits in our community. Our Grant will support the Center’s work to boost bicycling participation through equipment, education, and providing save venues to learn and ride.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity based positive youth development program that uses running and active games to enhance girls’ life skills. Our grant will helps support their Community Access Partner teams in underserved schools.

pdxAMBUCS’ mission is to promote a more inclusive cycling community for children that need adaptive tricycles due to cognitive, mobility, safety or balance challenges. Our grant will help support Speedy Wheels program which provides tricycles to children on their waitlist.

KairosPDX 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 with programs providing movement like Parkour training and dance and other sport participation activities.

The Maurice Lucas Foundation focuses on sports, academics, and character development opportunities for students in North and Northeast Portland. Our grant provides support for the MLF Academy program at Harriet Tubman Middle School, a sport centric in person/virtual program incorporated into the school day.

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s mission is to share the expressive power of ballet, inspire an enduring appreciation of dance, and connect community in meaningful ways through performance, dance training, and educational programs. Our grant will help support their Let’s Dance after school program at Beach Elementary and Faubion Elementary.

Pacific University Handball provides opportunities through handball for student athletes regardless of financial capacity. Our grant is donor designated through the Emmerson Fund towards sport and fund 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. Our grant will support the Athletic Enrichment Program, which includes soccer, baseball, basketball, and yoga for over 100 boys ages 13-18.

Playworks Education Energized provides services to low-income elementary schools in the tri-county area. 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 will help increase access for youth to engage in their safe and inclusive athletic participation program in the time of COVID-19.

Camp UKANDU provides camp experiences for kids with cancers and their siblings, utilizing volunteer healthcare professionals. Our grant helps provide support for the various camp programs including but not limited to rock climbing, swimming, horseback riding, archery, and ropes courses.

To learn more about Grant Funding at the foundation please visit our grant page.