2023 Spring 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 Spring of 2023.

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.

Bike First! – NW Disability Support promotes advocacy and education for an inclusive community for those touched by intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our contribution supports Bike First! – a special one week bike camp where riders will learn how to ride a two wheel bike and learn about perseverance.

Community Transitional School is a tuition-free private nonprofit Pre-K through 8th grade school serving students experiencing homelessness, or in danger of school failure. Our grant will underwrite a general PE program for Pre-k-8th grade students.

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.

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 afterschool basketball league 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 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 to reach the students that they serve with their programming.

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 help fund their gear lending library and their Junior programming.

Steps for Youth is an in-school and after-school dance program focuses on providing affordable and enriching dance education to Youth of Color who have historically been excluded from dance. Our grant will increase access to their BIPOC Youth dance program.

The Salvation Army – Moore Street Corps & Community Center is a local chapter that focuses directly on the needs of the community that the center resides in in North Portland. Our grant will fund the revitalization of ‘Late Night Hoops’ which provides a safe place off the streets on Saturday nights for kids ages 7 and up.

USTA Pacific Northwest provides the opportunity to learn tennis and life skills in a fun, safe, supportive and encouraging environment. Our grant will provide operational support to their RecTennis youth programming.

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