Upcoming Informational Grant Events

Thinking about funding opportunities to get kids playing, participating, and moving through athletics?  Join a grant coffee conversation to learn more about funding from the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. Both are free sessions but require a reservation.

February 23rd 9am Grant Coffee Conversation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/524042574447

March 7th 4pm Grant Coffee Conversation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/524045322667

We will talk a bit about our scope, funding, and...

Sponsor MAF Week + the Spin-A-Thon

The Spin-A-Thon is a fundraiser for the foundation that fuels access for youth to participate in athletics and education. In 2023, we are expanding the fun to MAF Week from March 12 - 18!

100% of the event proceeds go directly towards supporting and enabling access to participation in athletics and education for youth. Sponsors are our primary way to support more youth!

Sponsorship is set at five different levels. Whether you want your business to be a sponsor, you as an individual...

2022 Bud Award

Youth engagement is the center of the foundation’s mission. We often talk about the connection through education or athletic participation. There is another program that is important to us. The Youth Grant Initiative was created six years ago to give 7th and 8th graders a hands-on experience in grantmaking. They learn about the community and the role of nonprofits while reading applications and making funding recommendation to the foundation’s board. In 2022 the Foundation made the...

2022 Impact Award Recipient

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

HOLLA is a mentorship movement that connects with families, administrators, teachers, and nonprofits to recognize the power and potential of Black and Brown youth. 

Their mission is to change the...

Welcome new MAC Members!

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is Multnomah Athletic Club’s partner in the community. Together MAF and MAC share the belief that increasing access to participation fuels possibilities! Foundation funding and volunteer energy, powered by MAC member support, enables hundreds of underserved youth in the Portland area to take part in athletics and education.

This collective effort creates a ripple effect of opportunity, access, and gratitude. As a MAC...

Be Like Bud

The saying goes when one door closes, another door will open – that is if we look towards the future with our hearts. The Multnomah Athletic Foundation created The Bud Award in 2017. This award and its annual celebration gathering was designed to honor the contagious spirit of Bud Lewis and support youth in our community. Leland “Bud” Lewis, a long time MAC member, was an individual who loved connecting people, being active and had an infectious laugh. Each year, he worked with the...

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...

Details for Spin-A-Thon Riders

We are thrilled that you will be joining us as we come together for community, movement, and a shared purpose.

Are you ready to RIDE? We cannot wait to have you join Lisa, Patrick, Niyah and all the fantastic volunteers just waiting to welcome you on March 13th!

If you need to change your ride time, contact us at asap.

Remember to move your clock ahead so you are not late! Click HERE for all the details of how to access the club (there are...

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...