Great partnerships are important in life as well as athletics
The Multnomah Athletic Foundation has a long standing partner in the Multnomah Athletic Club and its membership.
In 1991, the Multnomah Athletic Foundation was founded during Multnomah Athletic Club’s centennial anniversary by George Spencer and John Herman. After two decades, the Foundation remains focused on promoting achievement through athletics through community grants, scholarships and athletic events.
Throughout its history, the Foundation has provided financial resources through:
• Grants to nonprofit organizations offering programs and services in the Portland metropolitan area, with particular focus on underserved communities.
• Post-secondary Scholarships based on students’ academic performance, athletic participation and financial need for students to attend the two or four-year educational institution of their choice.
The Foundation’s History
The anniversary created an opportunity. A group of friends had an idea. They believed that the spirit of celebration, partnership and community promotes amateur athletics. We continue into a third decade bringing the dream into reality.
1991 Foundation created as part of the centennial celebration of the Multnomah Athletic Club
1994 First Northwest Shootout All-Star basketball event was held
1995 First Community Grant funded to the Special Olympics
2002 James and Marion Miller Scholar Athlete Scholarship Program embraced and managed by the Foundation
2004 Became an Endowment Partner with Oregon Community Foundation
2012 Revised and renewed the community grant guidelines and request process
2013 Brand project completed with new look, new energy and revitalized commitment to the mission
2015 Houser Scholarship established
2016 Celebrated our 25th Anniversary
2016 Emmerson Grant Fund established
2017 The Bud Lewis Grant Fund established