The Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) is proud to commemorate Juneteenth by shining a spotlight on our remarkable grant partners who are making a significant difference in the lives of underserved and underrepresented youth. As we celebrate Juneteenth and the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, it is essential to recognize the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in providing access to education and athletics. These grant partner organizations, HOLLA, Elevate Oregon, Big...
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Houser Scholarship Rewards Working Smarter in Pursuit of Dreams
“We want to help kids succeed in college and, accordingly, in the future beyond college. We’re enabling them to do something that they otherwise might not be able to do,” says Greg Houser, who, along with his brother Peter, partnered with the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) in 2015 to launch the Houser Scholarship. It provides a $10,000 first-year award — potentially renewable for a second year — for Lincoln...
Congratulations and Welcome to the 2023 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 30 program area high schools, we are thrilled to announce the 2023 MAC Scholar Athlete Cohort which is made up 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 two...
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month
During celebratory and heritage months throughout the year, the Foundation shares the voices of those who reflect the honored community. This year for AAPI month we asked Ella Kim, 2023 Al Tauscher Award recipient, and her sister Mia Kim what this month meant to them. Read below their response and what they had to share about their lived experience.
"We are glad that there is a month dedicated to American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI), but we still do not feel fully...
Journey of the (Bombas) Socks
Written By Avery Cesar
You may have heard of them, you may have seen them, and you might even be wearing them at this very moment. Bombas socks are not only leaders in comfort but also leaders in many communities like our own Multnomah County. They show other businesses what giving back truly means, especially at this time of year when cold weather affects many in our community.
Socks, although overlooked by many, are the most requested item by homeless shelters across the nation....
Youth Grant Initiative Information Session
Join Multnomah Athletic Foundation YGI Committee members, YGI alumni, and program directors at one of the informational sessions being held this year.
Learn about the 2023 cohort experience, the interview process, the six sessions through the fall and so much more.
Two information sessions will be held this year, come to one or both!
A virtual Zoom webinar will be held on May 11th from 4-4:45pm PST, registration is required to attend this free session. Click here to sign up.
Volunteer to help select MAC Scholar Athletes
The MAC Scholar Athlete program, started in 1971, is for high school sophomores who are involved in competitive athletics, committed to their academics with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and are making a positive impact in their community. It has been a wonderful partnership with Multnomah Athletic Club and the Foundation since 1989.
We are excited to share the selection process of the 2023 MAC Scholar Athletes. Each year volunteers make a big difference with a small-time commitment. Your...
Celebrating Black History Month
If you know anything about the Multnomah Athletic Foundation, it’s that the foundation is powered by volunteers. Volunteers give their time, talent and treasure. They share their lived experiences, passions, and unique perspectives. The Foundation deeply values the contributions to the community that our volunteers make.
In honor of Black History Month this year, two volunteers speak to why it’s important to contribute their passions with the community.
"We all have gifts and...
FREE Scholarship Writing Workshop
The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Multnomah Athletic Foundation are partnering to offer a FREE virtual scholarship writing workshop for high school students. Students will walk away from this session with a drafted personal statement, tips on essay writing and personal storytelling, and more! Imagine one authentic essay that can be personalized and then used for any scholarship application.
Thank you to the Black United Fund of Oregon for facilitating the...
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.
February 23rd 9am Grant Coffee Conversation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/524042574447
March 7th 4pm Grant Coffee Conversation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/524045322667
We will talk a bit about our scope, funding, and...