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 2021.
In our fall 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 nonprofit organizations provide access, inclusion, and opportunities for youth in athletics and education.
Active Children Portland empowers kids to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and engage in positive community projects. ACP helps to close health and achievement gaps through community-based mentor-led programming. Our grant will help fund their intro to flat-track roller derby pilot programming in partnership with Rose City Rollers this fall.
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 fund the Chicas Youth Development Soccer Academy, next May-June which focuses on increasing female youth engagement with soccer to enjoy being active, social, and outdoors.
Camp Fire Columbia shapes engaged, inspired, and confident, youth who thrive in their communities through school-year and summer programming. Our grant will help fund their “Everybody Play Outside!” Program which goes to 3 culturally responsive and culturally specific organizations to bring 30 youth from historically marginalized communities to Camp Namanu for a week of play and sport.
Innercity Basketball works with at-risk, gang-impacted youth to help them become the best student athletes they can be. Through basketball practices, skills training, and games, they teach teamwork, effort, consistency, and how to handle adversity. Our grant will support operations and will be used for contracted staff and non-personnel expenses such as facility rental costs, sports equipment, school supplies, and insurance.
Oregon Ballet Theatre aims to share their passion for the expressive power of ballet, inspire an enduring appreciation of dance, and connect in meaningful ways to their community through performance, dance training, and educational programs. Our grant helps support an expansion of OBT After School at Faubion and Beach Elementary, and supports the increase of the number of schools and students served by expanding the program to Menlo Park and Park Lane 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 provides underserved communities, specifically youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, an opportunity to participate in sports to benefit their growth and therapeutic treatment. Our grant supports the athletic enrichment components of their intensive Residential Treatment Programs, which benefits over 100 boys ages 13-18, located in Clackamas County and serving youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
Portland Community Football Club offers high quality, affordable club soccer to low-income, immigrant, and refugee youth from 5-18 years old in the Portland Metro area. Our grant will help ensure youth have the gear, food, educational support, and economic peace of mind they need through the winter and spring of 2022.
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 increase access and maintain support for youth through participation scholarships.
Special Hoop Camp supports and assists people of all backgrounds, races, religions, genders, and ages who have a variety of intellectual disabilities and cognitive delays. Our grant will support programmatic costs for their sports camps and clinics that bring youth and an underserved population together.
The First Tee / The Children’s Course help under-served children build academic, life and golf skills while forging trusting relationships and providing a safe space to be active, build healthy habits and experience the outdoors. Our grant will enable continued expansion of services to additional children at McKay Creek Golf Course and throughout the West side of Portland.
Greater Than works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue high education, fulfill their potential, and achieve their dreams through their Greater Than Initiative. Our grant supports the Girls on the Run program at Alder Elementary School in Rockwood in their whole school model.
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