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...

A Tribute in Voice, Word, and Action

Bud Lewis inspired us by the way he lived, laughed and loved. He was an ambassador of friendship, community, and athletics to everyone. At the Multnomah Athletic Foundation and MAC, so many people were touch by this amazing human being.

Join in "Celebrating the Extraordinary Life and Legacy of our friend and MAC member, Leland Stanford "Bud" Lewis, 1920-2021. There will be a virtual celebration of Bud's life on Saturday, March 20th.  You can watch a photo slideshow beginning at 10:30...

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...