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...

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.

August 3rd 9am Grant Coffee Conversation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/380434859907

August 9th 3pm Grant Coffee Conversation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/380478560617

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

2022 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 2022.

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...

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...

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...