Empowering Philanthropy: The Impact of the Youth Grant Initiative

By Jennifer Holzapfel-Hanson

In a world where the voices of youth are often relegated to fleeting social media posts, the Youth Grant Initiative (YGI) empowers teenagers to create positive and lasting change through community engagement and hands-on philanthropy. This unique program, spearheaded by the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF), equips a selected group of students with the tools and platform needed to make a tangible difference, by offering the cohort $5,000 to donate to an...

Scholarship Volunteer Opportunities 2024

Each spring the Multnomah Athletic Foundation has open applications for higher education scholarships. Once applications are submitted, the foundation brings together a group of dedicated volunteers to review, deliberate, and ultimately award the scholarships. These volunteers are the crux of making scholarship funding move from funder to student.

The foundation is currently seeking volunteers to join the 2024 review teams for their scholarship opportunities. Volunteers can participate in...

MAF Impact Award Logo

Join us for the 2023 Impact Award Celebration

Every year the foundation supports amazing nonprofit organizations in the community. The Impact Award recognizes the efforts of one organization, its talented staff, and board members as they collaborate within their community.

Join us from 5 - 7 PM on November 6th as we recognize the impactful work and deep engagement of our grant partners in an informal cocktail party. Meet organizations focused on supporting youth and engage in inspiring conversation with community leaders....

MAC Scholar Athlete Alumni

Scholar Athletes Assemble!

We are looking for MAC Scholar Athlete (MACSA) alumni from all years! The Multnomah Athletic Foundation is planning an informal gathering this Fall. If you were a MACSA at any point since 1971, please complete this form to tell us about yourself and get connected into the alumni network this fall.

You, or someone you know, received the MAC Scholar Athlete award that supported post-secondary education and provided membership to the club, we would love to hear...

Celebrate International Women’s Day

We are continuing the Campaign for Inclusion Panel series with a conversation on International Women's Day.

This virtual conversation, hosted by the Executive Director of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation, Lisa Bendt, will engage an amazing panel of female leaders. Panelists Shannon Boxx, Jenny Todenhagen, and Corinne Togiai will discuss inclusion, inspiration, and challenges, drawing from their firsthand experiences in athletics, the nonprofit and corporate sectors, entrepreneurship,...