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...

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...

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...

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...

The Bud Award: Past, Present, and Future

Since 2017, the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) has been honoring the spirit of Leland “Bud” Lewis by presenting the Bud Award, which is rooted in sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and a passion for athletics. The prize is offered to community grant recipients who demonstrate those same qualities, especially those providing access and opportunities to youth from under- served communities.

Diane Lewis, daughter of Bud Lewis, believes the award is a perfect tribute to her father. “It...

Fall Grant Cycle Coffee Conversations

Join the foundation to learn about our grant process and to share what your organization is all about.

Register for the Grant Coffee Conversation on August 10th from 9am-10am.

Register for the Grant Coffee Conversation on August 19th from 3pm-4pm.

Our coffee conversations are informal zoom calls where we can hear about your dreams, projects and needs for providing opportunities for kids in our community through athletics.

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

Celebration of the 5th Annual “Bud” Award

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

5 – 6:30 p.m. (brief presentation at 5:30 p.m) Multnomah Athletic Club Reading Lounge

Celebrate the spirit of Leland “Bud” Lewis – his sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and passion for athletics – with the Multnomah Athletic Foundation as we present the “Bud” Award supporting youth in our community.

We look forward to great company, interesting conversation, and a brief presentation. Please share this invitation and help us spread the word.

The...

2021 Spring 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 Spring of 2021.

In our spring grant cycle we are thrilled to be investing $60,000 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.

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Coffee Conversations 2021

Join the foundation to learn about our grant process and to share what your organization is all about.

Register for the Grant Coffee Conversation on March 9th from 9am-10am.

Register for the Grant Coffee Conversation on March 18th from 4pm-5pm.

Our coffee conversations are informal zoom calls where we can hear about your dreams, projects and needs for providing opportunities for kids in our community through athletics.

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