Mentors and Coaches Support Student- Athletes Building Brighter Futures

The world of sports offers a comprehensive blend of real-life experiences: wins, losses, injuries and more. This microcosm of life itself provides valuable lessons and opportunities for personal growth — especially for student-athletes.

Traci Rossi, Executive Director of Friends of the Children (FOTC) in Portland, and a Board Member with the Multnomah Athletic Foundation, aptly describes sports as "the best playground" where athletes learn not only about physical activity, but also...

MAF Impact Award Logo

Join us for the 2023 Impact Award Celebration

Every year the foundation supports amazing nonprofit organizations in the community. The Impact Award recognizes the efforts of one organization, its talented staff, and board members as they collaborate within their community.

Join us from 5 - 7 PM on November 6th as we recognize the impactful work and deep engagement of our grant partners in an informal cocktail party. Meet organizations focused on supporting youth and engage in inspiring conversation with community leaders....

Youth Empowerment Amplified

Annual Fund Drive Lights Up Futures

Pictured above: Adaptive Sports NW

Opening Doors to Education: Imagine a student’s face lighting up as they enter a classroom filled with books, eager to explore new worlds and ideas. Your support fuels this excitement by providing access to quality education resources, tutoring programs, and scholarships. Together, we're building a foundation for lifelong learning and success.

Empowering Through Athletics: Sports have the power to teach...

The Underrepresented in High School Sports

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s Community Grant Program focuses on funding to increase access to sports. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to participate and play. The data reflecting national high school sports in this infographic comes from the Aspen Institute's Project Play. Full report can be found here.

This article highlights some of our amazing nonprofit grant partners who are making a difference in underrepresented communities in the Portland Metro...

MAC Scholar Athlete Alumni

Scholar Athletes Assemble!

We are looking for MAC Scholar Athlete (MACSA) alumni from all years! The Multnomah Athletic Foundation is planning an informal gathering this Fall. If you were a MACSA at any point since 1971, please complete this form to tell us about yourself and get connected into the alumni network this fall.

You, or someone you know, received the MAC Scholar Athlete award that supported post-secondary education and provided membership to the club, we would love to hear...

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

During celebratory and heritage months throughout the year, the Foundation shares the voices of those who reflect the honored community. This year for AAPI month we asked Ella Kim, 2023 Al Tauscher Award recipient, and her sister Mia Kim what this month meant to them. Read below their response and what they had to share about their lived experience.

"We are glad that there is a month dedicated to American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI), but we still do not feel fully...

Journey of the (Bombas) Socks

Written By Avery Cesar

You may have heard of them, you may have seen them, and you might even be wearing them at this very moment. Bombas socks are not only leaders in comfort but also leaders in many communities like our own Multnomah County. They show other businesses what giving back truly means, especially at this time of year when cold weather affects many in our community.

Socks, although overlooked by many, are the most requested item by homeless shelters across the nation....

Volunteer to help select MAC Scholar Athletes

The MAC Scholar Athlete program, started in 1971, is for high school sophomores who are involved in competitive athletics, committed to their academics with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and are making a positive impact in their community. It has been a wonderful partnership with Multnomah Athletic Club and the Foundation since 1989.

We are excited to share the selection process of the 2023 MAC Scholar Athletes. Each year volunteers make a big difference with a small-time commitment. Your...

Celebrating Black History Month

If you know anything about the Multnomah Athletic Foundation, it’s that the foundation is powered by volunteers. Volunteers give their time, talent and treasure. They share their lived experiences, passions, and unique perspectives. The Foundation deeply values the contributions to the community that our volunteers make.

In honor of Black History Month this year, two volunteers speak to why it’s important to contribute their passions with the community.

"We all have gifts and...

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...