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...

MAC Scholar Athlete Gives Back

The MAC Scholar Athlete (MACSA) program has been a tradition for more than 50 years. As is the case with any program with longevity, evolutions have happened along the way. As it stands today, it is a cohort of 29 young people from high schools across the Portland Metro Area.

The program is led by a joint committee of individuals from MAC and the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) who have developed its current purpose statement. Spencer Raymond, former MAC Scholar Athlete and current...

MAF In Solidarity

With the rise in violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, we stand in solidarity against racism, hate, bigotry and discrimination.

As an ally you can report incidences, learn more, and donate at https://stopaapihate.org/ and https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/. These organizations have been recognized by local and national groups for people to take action.

Partners In Diversity suggests one of many mental health resources for anyone in the AAPI...

Campaign for Inclusion: Women’s Day Panel Follow Up

Thank you for joining us on March 8th for our panel series focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the conversations and look forward to the next discussion in May. As a follow up, we wanted to highlight one specific insight from our panelists as well as provide a link to the full panel recording.

Feel free to share the highlights and the link from the discussion with friends, family, and colleagues.

To view the recording of the March panel, go to this link:...

Pioneers In Skirts

As a part of our celebration of International Women’s Day we invite you to join us for a movie presentation of Pioneers in Skirts on Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. with the director. A multi-award winning social impact documentary film, Pioneers in Skirts discusses the bias and sexism that can affect pioneering ambition and the ongoing effort to achieve women’s parity in our culture. This movie is for all ages!

Check out the movie trailer...

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,...

Coffee Conversations 2021

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 March 9th from 9am-10am.

Register for the Grant Coffee Conversation on March 18th from 4pm-5pm.

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 and...