The Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) is proud to commemorate Juneteenth by shining a spotlight on our remarkable grant partners who are making a significant difference in the lives of underserved and underrepresented youth. As we celebrate Juneteenth and the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, it is essential to recognize the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in providing access to education and athletics. These grant partner organizations, HOLLA, Elevate Oregon, Big...
Youth Grant Initiative Information Session
Join Multnomah Athletic Foundation YGI Committee members, YGI alumni, and program directors at one of the informational sessions being held this year.
Learn about the 2023 cohort experience, the interview process, the six sessions through the fall and so much more.
Two information sessions will be held this year, come to one or both!
A virtual Zoom webinar will be held on May 11th from 4-4:45pm PST, registration is required to attend this free session. Click here to sign up.
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...
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 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 2022.
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...
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...
Fund Drive Enables Collective Impact
Supporting youth, nonprofits, connections and communities
Pictured Above - Elite Sports Academy - PC: Andy White
Since its inception in 1991, the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) has generated opportunities for youth by supporting nonprofit organizations through grants, providing scholarships to student athletes from underrepresented communities while engaging in community outreach.
In 2021, MAF awarded 22 grants, provided 58 scholarships, and distributed $246,000 in funds to...
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...
Back to School!
One back to school tradition that we have at the foundation is supporting learning and supplying classrooms. This year we have three opportunities that we want to share!
Donors Choose gives individuals the opportunity to directly support a classroom, providing the support and supplies that teachers request to help their students thrive. Visit their website to find an initiative, project, or classroom that sparks your interest and see how you can help!Portland Backpack is a local...