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Making Sports Possible with Community Partnerships

2021 Impact Award recipient taps into the power of partnerships to connect people with physical disabilities to recreational activities.

Swimming, handcycling, and wheelchair basketball are just a few of the activities that 2021 Impact Award recipient Adaptive Sports Northwest (ASNW) offers to people with physical and visual disabilities. Through recreational and competitive sports, the organization helps its members build self-confidence, social connections, and new skills to lead a...

2021 Loprinzi Scholarship Winners

Pictured above 2021 Loprinzi recipient Abdiaziz Hussein (center) with Loprinzi Scholarship recipients, Javondre Cole (left) and Tori Lopez (right).

Each spring, students from 29 Portland-area high schools apply for the Loprinzi Scholarship, one of seven scholarships administered by the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. This $8,000 scholarship is awarded to three high school seniors who embrace the spirit of Joe Loprinzi, an athletics enthusiast and longtime MAC employee who positively...

Fay Sasser Scholarship Winners Share Aspirations and Inspirations

Pictured above Ali Gunesch, Mackenzie Parrott, and Quintana Franklin

Over the course of more than four decades, Fay Sasser welcomed everyone who arrived at MAC, from her seat at the Front Desk, with quiet professionalism and a warm smile. Her reputation for consistent and personalized service is one of the stories that inspires the current member experience. It also continues to be associated with a generous MAC employee scholarship program that annually awards $5,000 for students to use...

Partnership Propels MAC Scholar Athlete Program

Range of Experiences Bring Perspectives to Process

The MAC Scholar Athlete program has evolved over the years, responding to the needs of the students and communities it serves, but the goal remains the same. The experience accelerates the success of promising high school students by providing access to a community that enhances their developing athletic performance, offers educational opportunities, and introduces social connections.

This program is a partnership between MAC and the...

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.


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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Houser Scholarship Provides Funding and Freedom

It’s an age-old question asked by high school seniors: What’s next? Many times, the next step involves college, but financial limitations can pose a large obstacle to post-secondary education. Queue Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s Houser Scholarship — one of several it offers to help bridge the gap of equal opportunity. In 2017, then high school senior, now college senior, Annika Steele was the recipient of the Houser Scholarship and admits that her post-high school experience would...

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2021 MAC Scholar Athletes!

Each spring we welcome in a new cohort of MAC Scholar Athletes into a historic and collaborative program between the Multnomah Athletic Foundation and the Multnomah Athletic Club. Comprised of current sophomores from 29* program area high schools, we are thrilled to announce the 2021 MAC Scholar Athlete Cohort which is comprised of amazing student athletes from all over the Portland Metro Area! Stay tuned for more features on theses students and the program as we progress through the next...