Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington – MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

This week, the foundation was highlighted in the Member Spotlight for Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Read their story below and see how Lisa Bendt, Executive Director of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation, answers a few questions about how things have evolved in the midst of this crisis. 

Before COVID-19, what were your priorities as a foundation/funder?

Before COVID19, our funding priorities at the Multnomah Athletic Foundation were:

Increasing access to youth...

People Power

People Make the World Go Around at MAF. Dedicated individuals make maximum impact in the lives of area youth. It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child, but the inverse also is true. The success of one child can raise up an entire village-worth of volunteers to their full potential.  Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) deals on a scale greater than one child, instead, providing opportunities for three counties worth of kids via scholarships and community grant...

MAF Powered by MAC

MAC Scholar Athletes Make the Most out of Opportunities

As it nears its 50th year, the MAC Scholar Athlete program has meant a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, the $1,500 scholarship might be the most enticing benefit. For others, the two-year MAC membership – with an option to convert to senior membership – is the real score. Still others love the opportunities opened up to them through Multnomah Athletic Foundation and its charitable endeavors.

While the sense of community at MAC might be less tangible, it’s one of the...