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,...

Volunteer as a scholarship reader

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) is forming its 2022 Scholarship Review teams and is looking for MAC members to be part of the incredible, rewarding process.

“I got involved to support students and enrich the overall process of obtaining scholarship funding,” notes Demian Lucas, foundation volunteer. “As the mother of four daughters, I encourage sports participation and education. In sports, students learn teamwork, leadership, and time management, not to mention improve...

Mission Moment: Athletics and Mental Health

We ride. We move. And we need to recover and take care of ourselves as well. So in the spirit of self-care, here is a video from a sponsor. Community partnerships provide tremendous resources for us to share from Mind Matters.

A Conversation with Mind Matters

One of our sponsors, Mind Matters have been pioneers in child and family psychiatry for nearly 20 years. Watch below a 30 minute conversation talking about sports psychiatry and the importance of mental health with Drs. Anastasia...

International Women’s Day Ted Talk and Discussion

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation and Multnomah Athletic Club are co-hosting a guided discussion for International Women's Day. Join us on March 8th at Noon - 1 PM as we celebrate international women's day with a virtual gathering. Participate from your office, school or wherever your laptop takes you!

The theme this year is Break the Bias . Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where...

2022 Scholarship Writing Workshop

FREE Scholarship Writing Workshop

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Multnomah Athletic Foundation are partnering to offer a FREE virtual scholarship writing workshop for high school students. Students will walk away from this session with a drafted personal statement, tips on essay writing and personal storytelling, and more! Imagine one authentic essay that can be personalized and then used for any scholarship application.

Thank you to the Black United Fund of Oregon for facilitating the...

College Choice: Affordability is Critical

Written by Greg Houser, pictured above left with brother Pete Houser above right.

College is a life-changing waypoint on the journey of life. Countless studies have shown the positive impact of higher education; conferring knowledge and enriching graduates with relatively higher incomes which altogether benefit our society. However, it is not enough to be qualified for this opportunity. Prospective college students must carefully weigh their decision on school choice not only in terms of...

Dreams Take Flight Through Athletics

With MAC member support, MAF increasing access to sport and education

Pictured Above: Dillon Garg, Earl Martin, Kim Monahan, Xian Hartenstein

Whether it’s called movement, play, athletics, or sport, Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) is committed to increasing access to participation and education for youth. Ultimately, it’s not the actual sport or even the precise skills that matter most it’s the life lessons acquired along the way that make a lasting impression.

When MAF...

2021 Fall 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 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...

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Making Sports Possible with Community Partnerships

2021 Impact Award recipient taps into the power of partnerships to connect people with physical disabilities to recreational activities.

Swimming, handcycling, and wheelchair basketball are just a few of the activities that 2021 Impact Award recipient Adaptive Sports Northwest (ASNW) offers to people with physical and visual disabilities. Through recreational and competitive sports, the organization helps its members build self-confidence, social connections, and new skills to lead a...