Adapt and Empower

Foundation's flexibility allows community to thrive in tough times.

It may seem obvious at this point, but COVID-19 created a significant disruption to normal routines as it swept across the country this past March. For the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF), this time presented an opportunity to adapt and empower its community of volunteers, scholarship recipients and grant partners. The staff and board of directors continue to both look for new ways to provide more flexible support to...

Fall 2020 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 2020.

In our spring 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 non profit organizations provide access, inclusion, and opportunity for youth.

AC...

YGI Decision and Presentation

Life is celebrated in amazing moments. One of those moments happen on Sunday Nov 15 with the final presentation the 2020 Youth Grant Initiative cohort. After several months worth of working, learning and conversation came together, the cohort’s 7th and 8th graders made a presentation on how to thoughtfully invest $10,000 into the community. During those months, their purpose was to learn about philanthropy, the community, nonprofits and then the foundation’s community...

MAF Commends Elevate Oregon with 2020 Impact Award

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation awards over $100,000 annually in grants to nonprofit community partners that support youth athletic participation. Every fall, the foundation recognizes one of those partners with the Impact Award that goes to the organization that best exemplified community collaboration in the last year. The 2020 Impact Award winner is Elevate Oregon. Elevate Oregon serves Oregon’s second most diverse school district – Parkrose.  Elevate’s Deputy Director Paul...

Elite Sports Academy Kids with Timbers

MAF Grant Partners Find Innovative Ways to Address COVID-19 Challenges: Elite Sports Academy

Non-profits are no strangers to challenge, whether its finding funds for new programs, recruiting volunteers or hosting an event. This year, however, due to Covid-19, organizations are dealing with an entirely new challenge – keeping their programs and services available while in-person interactions are restricted or simply not allowed. But thanks to their ingenuity and unwavering commitment, three MAF grant recipients are finding creative ways to keep the communities they serve healthy,...

Youth Movement 7 kid with bat

MAF Grant Partners Find Innovative Ways to Address COVID-19 Challenges: Youth Movement

Non-profits are no strangers to challenge, whether its finding funds for new programs, recruiting volunteers or hosting an event. This year, however, due to Covid-19, organizations are dealing with an entirely new challenge – keeping their programs and services available while in-person interactions are restricted or simply not allowed. But thanks to their ingenuity and unwavering commitment, three MAF grant recipients are finding creative ways to keep the communities they serve healthy,...

AC Portland Student Drawing with Chalk

MAF Grant Partners Find Innovative Ways to Address COVID-19 Challenges: AC Portland

Non-profits are no strangers to challenge, whether its finding funds for new programs, recruiting volunteers or hosting an event. This year, however, due to Covid-19, organizations are dealing with an entirely new challenge – keeping their programs and services available while in-person interactions are restricted or simply not allowed. But thanks to their ingenuity and unwavering commitment, three MAF grant recipients are finding creative ways to keep the communities they serve healthy,...

2020 Spring Grant Partners

2020 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 2020.

In our spring 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 non profit organizations provide access, inclusion, and opportunity for youth.

Adelante...

Youth Grant Initiative Informational Webinar

The foundation believes youth have distinct and exceptional insights into the needs of other youth! We host an experience designed to assist 7th and 8th graders to use their ideas to create positive change within the community.

Participants selected to be part the Youth Grant Initiative Team will learn about leadership, non-profit organizations supporting youth athletics AND decide how to award $5,000 in community grants from a provided pool of funds!

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation...

When Kids Decide

When Piper Winder*, Nolan Fiereck*, and Claire Cooney* applied to be a part of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s Youth Grant Initiative (YGI), they expected to help others and meet some other like-minded kids their age. But they didn’t expect to get to make all the decisions. They also didn’t expect to have so much fun. We spoke with each of them about their participation with the program, and they gave us four main reasons they’re glad they did it and think other kids should...