Expanding Future Possibilities Through Scholarships

We see scholarships as investments in remarkable and interesting people! A chance for us as volunteers and donors to enable futures and possibilities. In this way, we are part of the team that supports students' dreams and our community.

It is a pleasure and privilege to provide an update in the journey of several Loprinzi Scholars.

Ahliah graduated from Roosevelt High School. She is currently working on an undergraduate and graduate degree in Computer Engineering at Portland State...

Fund Drive Enables Collective Impact

Supporting youth, nonprofits, connections and communities

Pictured Above - Elite Sports Academy - PC: Andy White

Since its inception in 1991, the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) has generated opportunities for youth by supporting nonprofit organizations through grants, providing scholarships to student athletes from underrepresented communities while engaging in community outreach.

In 2021, MAF awarded 22 grants, provided 58 scholarships, and distributed $246,000 in funds to...

Listen and Learn: Title IX

50 Years of Title IX: The History, Present, and Future

Join us for our kick-off event to Multnomah Athletic Club’s newest collaboration with Sport Oregon and their SHE FLIES initiative which focuses on getting and keeping girls and women in the game. This series will provide opportunities to learn from the past and take action in the present and into the future. Each session will have a different format and you do not want to miss the experience. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, October...

Back to School!

One back to school tradition that we have at the foundation is supporting learning and supplying classrooms. This year we have three opportunities that we want to share!

Donors Choose gives individuals the opportunity to directly support a classroom, providing the support and supplies that teachers request to help their students thrive. Visit their website to find an initiative, project, or classroom that sparks your interest and see how you can help!Portland Backpack is a local...

Gratitude Goes Miles

Loprinzi Recipient shares perspective on why saying thank you is a must

I am a Biochemistry Student. A senior enrolled in a private college in the Pacific Northwest. I work hard. I attend classes and labs, I write papers, I am a Resident Assistant who makes sure my assigned residents have a comfortable living environment on campus. I take tests and I have notebooks full of notes and outlines. Did I say, I work hard. I do. College is hard work. There are some things that help keep my life...

Big Yard Foundation Book Drive

On June 29 a Book Drive for the Big Yard Foundation was held in the club's turnaround. Through the thoughtful donation of new or slightly used books, we added over 150 books to our grant partner's distribution for kids in the Portland area.

If you missed the drop off and want to order and send books to the foundation for the book drive, please have them sent to Multnomah Athletic Foundation at 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland OR, 97205.

Individuals may also drop off books with At Your...

The Power of Community and Giving Back

For both Brennan and Cameron Scarlett, the Multnomah Athletic Club has been an example of the power of community. As MAC Scholar Athlete recipients in 2009 and 2013 respectively, they were awarded a complimentary two-year membership to the club, both decided to remain a part of the community and transitioned to adult members after completion of graduation. Brennan recalls the resources that opened up for him and how beneficial they were to his athletic success.

During his time at Central...

As Title IX Turns 50, an Accomplished Athlete Looks Back, and Ahead

Multnomah Athletic Club member and St. Mary’s Academy Athletic Director Anna Maria Lopez has a long and illustrious career that spans high school, college, and professional athletics. Her many accomplishments include being named Oregon Prep Athlete of the Year excelling in basketball, volleyball, softball, and discus; playing on two national championship volleyball teams at the University of Southern California (USC); lettering three years in basketball at USC; and being recognized as...

Giving and Growing for the Greater Good

MAF’s Youth Grant Initiative inspires new opportunities  

May Day has traditionally celebrated the arrival of a warmer, more colorful season with dancing, singing, and sweet treats. Its roots lay in honoring the Roman goddess of flowers, and bloom-bedecked crowns still grace the heads of May Queens across Europe and around the world.

It seems symbolic, then, that the Multnomah Athletic Foundation begins accepting applications for its Youth Grant Initiative (YGI) on Sunday, May...

We Love Our Volunteers!

Thank you to the amazing volunteers that make our scholarship process possible! The Loprinzi Scholarship is underway with school finalists having been selected at the program schools. These students will receive a $1,000 scholarship and volunteers continue to work on selecting the three finalist awards of $8,000 a piece! Watch for the award announcement in late May.

To learn more about the Loprinzi Program visit our scholarship page. To find out how to get involved with the Foundation,...