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 2022.
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 volleyball pilot program which is specifically designed to provide opportunities for girls and gender-expansive 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 fund the Chicas Youth Development Soccer Academy, which focuses on increasing female youth engagement with soccer to enjoy being active, social, and outdoors.
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 through contracted staff and non-personnel expenses such as facility rental costs, sports equipment, school supplies, and insurance.
LEAP creates empowering experiences for those facing adversity and trauma by providing wilderness programs. Our grant will support their Youth Wilderness Programs. Our grant will help support the cost of running the program and supporting the students participating while expanding programming.
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 to four Title I elementary schools by providing funding for up to 3 new dedicated instructors.
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 tournament play.
Parrott Creek Child & Family Services 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 components of their intensive Residential Treatment Programs, which benefits over 100 boys ages 13-18, located in Clackamas County
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 100 students each with over 900 hours of tennis exposure.
Greater Than works to ensure that all children can pursue high education, fulfill their potential, and achieve their dreams through their Greater Than Initiative. Our grant supports the expansion of their existing partnership with Girls on the Run into their new elementary school in Hillsboro.
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