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 Spring of 2021.
In our spring grant cycle we are thrilled to be investing $60,000 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.
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 for students to participate in team-based athletics.
Eastside Timbers provides kids of all ages, skill levels, demographics, and socio-economic backgrounds a safe and inclusive space to play soccer. Our grant provides safety equipment for recreational soccer, without which the students would not be able to play.
Elevate Oregon’s mission is to build relationships with urban youth at Parkrose High School to promote education, self-reliance and leadership. Our grant supports their Summer Activity Camps 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 helps maintain the free summer program to reach struggling families and provide them with athletic and educational programing.
Friends of Baseball promotes equal access, positive coaching experiences and supporting strong ecosystems for baseball and softball for kids ages 4 – 18. Our grant provides support to their new program Full Court RBI: Girls Lead. This program focuses on girls’ access to athletics through a week-long program.
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 HOLLA Hoops program providing experiences for youth to learn basketball skills from coaches and locations that reflect their cultural identity.
L.E.A.P. creates empowering experiences for those facing adversity and trauma by providing wilderness programs. Our grant will support their Youth Wilderness Programs which take participants through class 2-4 white water rapids. Our grant will help support the cost of running the program and supporting the students participating.
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 continue and expand in person and online services and will also help launch a new digital platform, Living Room.
Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation introduces youth to the sport of sailing while providing access to the outdoors and building confidence / life skills. Our grant will fund their free Community Sailing Program for underserved teens partnering with Portland nonprofits to identify youth living in low income situations.
Portland Tennis & 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 fund the continuing efforts that go into operating the programs that serve over 60 students each with over 900 hours of tennis exposure.
To learn more about Grant Funding at the foundation please visit our grant page.