Youth Grant Initiative Informational Webinar

The foundation believes youth have distinct and exceptional insights into the needs of other youth! We host an experience designed to assist 7th and 8th graders to use their ideas to create positive change within the community.

Participants selected to be part the Youth Grant Initiative Team will learn about leadership, non-profit organizations supporting youth athletics AND decide how to award $5,000 in community grants from a provided pool of funds!

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People Power

People Make the World Go Around at MAF. Dedicated individuals make maximum impact in the lives of area youth. It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child, but the inverse also is true. The success of one child can raise up an entire village-worth of volunteers to their full potential.  Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) deals on a scale greater than one child, instead, providing opportunities for three counties worth of kids via scholarships and community grant...

Loprinzi Scholarship Recipient Abdinasir Hussein

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Elite Runner Goes the Distance

Track and field student athlete shines in sports and academics

As a refugee from Somalia, Loprinzi Scholarship recipient Abdinasir Husseinhas overcome extraordinary challenges. Husseinspent much of his childhood in a Kenyan refugee camp, then time in Dallas, Texas and Washington state before finally landing in Portland, Oregon. During those unsettled years, the thought of attending school on a regular basis – much less college – simply seemed out of...

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MAF Grant Partners Find Innovative Ways to Address COVID-19 Challenges: AC Portland

Non-profits are no strangers to challenge, whether its finding funds for new programs, recruiting volunteers or hosting an event. This year, however, due to Covid-19, organizations are dealing with an entirely new challenge – keeping their programs and services available while in-person interactions are restricted or simply not allowed. But thanks to their ingenuity and unwavering commitment, three MAF grant recipients are finding creative ways to keep the communities they serve healthy,...

Loprinzi Scholarship Recipient Rasheed Tarhuni

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A Soccer Star and More

Gifted student athlete excels academically and connects with the community

A talented and accomplished soccer player, Loprinzi scholarship recipient Abdelrasheed Tarhuni also pushes himself academically, and makes connecting with the community a priority.

This past fall, Tarhunicompleted his fourth season playing on Tigard High School Men’s Varsity soccer team, which won the Three Rivers league championship for the second year in a row. He was also...

2020 Spring Grant Partners

2020 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 2020.

In our spring grant cycle we are thrilled to be investing $50,000 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.


Loprinzi Scholarship Recipient Kaylee Mo

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In Pursuit of Excellence

Student athlete achieves winning results through commitment, resolve and determination

Loprinzi Scholarship recipient Kaylee Mo’s achievements can be attributed to her drive, focus and a sense of purpose, whether applied to academics, athletics or extra-curricular activities.

At Tualatin High School, Mo earned an impressive 4.48 GPA while pursuing an IB diploma candidate. And that’s just the beginning. While maintaining a high level of academic...

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Scholarship Shoutout – 2020 Houser Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2020 Houser Scholarship Recipient, Isabel Homsi!

Isabel, a dedicated scholar athlete, is graduating from Lincoln High School this spring. As a driven student and passionate athlete Isabel also has made the time to be a role model and influence in her community through various service activities and leadership roles.

Through athletics Isabel has learned the power of influence and action and how team dynamics can make or break an opportunity to succeed. Both in...

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Scholarship Shoutout – 2020 Turner Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2020 Turner Scholarship recipient, Peter Hinnen!

Peter, a full International Diploma candidate, is graduating as a valedictorian from Lincoln High School. He enjoyed also captaining the Lincoln High School boys swim team which was PIL champion all four years that he was on the team.  In other extracurricular adventures he particularly enjoyed the alchemist’s society which met at lunch on Thursdays to do crazy and fun chemistry experiments.  Outside...

When Kids Decide

When Piper Winder*, Nolan Fiereck*, and Claire Cooney* applied to be a part of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s Youth Grant Initiative (YGI), they expected to help others and meet some other like-minded kids their age. But they didn’t expect to get to make all the decisions. They also didn’t expect to have so much fun. We spoke with each of them about their participation with the program, and they gave us four main reasons they’re glad they did it and think other kids should...

Partnership In A Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the Multnomah Athletic Foundation and Multnomah Athletic Club into uncharted territory. Over the last few weeks the foundation has supported MAC through its navigation of implementing an Emergency & Employee Assistance Fund. We have put together a few high level points of interest as well as answers to our frequently asked questions in order to provide clarification and to better support our community.

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation worked with...