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...

The Power of Community: A Joyful Annual Fundraiser

“You’ve probably witnessed the Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s outreach at some point without even knowing it, ” notes Rebecca Roberts, foundation Board Member and Events Committee member. “Did you make it to The Nutcracker with Oregon Ballet Theater this winter or catch a Blazers game when student athletes from the Special Hoop Camp played during halftime? Perhaps it was driving by a field with kids playing soccer with the Portland Football Club. Maybe you were working out on an...

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...

Upcoming Informational Grant Events

Thinking about funding opportunities to get kids playing, participating, and moving through athletics?  Here are several ways to learn more about funding from the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. All are free sessions but require a reservation.

Jan 13th 8.30am Webinar and live Q&A: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/every-kids-sports-webinar-and-qa-tickets-229070775857

Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Every Kid Sports.  This organization provides funding for sports...