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.

August 3rd 9am Grant Coffee Conversation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/380434859907

August 9th 3pm Grant Coffee Conversation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/380478560617

We will talk a bit about our scope, funding, and criteria and...

Gratitude Goes Miles

Loprinzi Recipient shares perspective on why saying thank you is a must

I am a Biochemistry Student. A senior enrolled in a private college in the Pacific Northwest. I work hard. I attend classes and labs, I write papers, I am a Resident Assistant who makes sure my assigned residents have a comfortable living environment on campus. I take tests and I have notebooks full of notes and outlines. Did I say, I work hard. I do. College is hard work. There are some things that help keep my life...

2022 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 2022.

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...

Big Yard Foundation Book Drive

On June 29 a Book Drive for the Big Yard Foundation was held in the club's turnaround. Through the thoughtful donation of new or slightly used books, we added over 150 books to our grant partner's distribution for kids in the Portland area.

If you missed the drop off and want to order and send books to the foundation for the book drive, please have them sent to Multnomah Athletic Foundation at 1849 SW Salmon Street, Portland OR, 97205.

Individuals may also drop off books with At Your...

The Power of Community and Giving Back

For both Brennan and Cameron Scarlett, the Multnomah Athletic Club has been an example of the power of community. As MAC Scholar Athlete recipients in 2009 and 2013 respectively, they were awarded a complimentary two-year membership to the club, both decided to remain a part of the community and transitioned to adult members after completion of graduation. Brennan recalls the resources that opened up for him and how beneficial they were to his athletic success.

During his time at Central...

As Title IX Turns 50, an Accomplished Athlete Looks Back, and Ahead

Multnomah Athletic Club member and St. Mary’s Academy Athletic Director Anna Maria Lopez has a long and illustrious career that spans high school, college, and professional athletics. Her many accomplishments include being named Oregon Prep Athlete of the Year excelling in basketball, volleyball, softball, and discus; playing on two national championship volleyball teams at the University of Southern California (USC); lettering three years in basketball at USC; and being recognized as...

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2022 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 2022 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 two...

2022 Houser Scholarship

Each year, high school seniors start to think about what’s next in their journey. Many times, that next step involves a 2-year or 4-year school, but the cost poses a large obstacle to post-secondary education. Enter Multnomah Athletic Foundation scholarships – all are rooted in athletics, community involvement, academics and financial need.

Since 2015, the Houser Scholarship has provided funding and freedom for students exploring higher education. It is a $10,000 scholarship...

Giving and Growing for the Greater Good

MAF’s Youth Grant Initiative inspires new opportunities  

May Day has traditionally celebrated the arrival of a warmer, more colorful season with dancing, singing, and sweet treats. Its roots lay in honoring the Roman goddess of flowers, and bloom-bedecked crowns still grace the heads of May Queens across Europe and around the world.

It seems symbolic, then, that the Multnomah Athletic Foundation begins accepting applications for its Youth Grant Initiative (YGI) on Sunday, May...

We Love Our Volunteers!

Thank you to the amazing volunteers that make our scholarship process possible! The Loprinzi Scholarship is underway with school finalists having been selected at the program schools. These students will receive a $1,000 scholarship and volunteers continue to work on selecting the three finalist awards of $8,000 a piece! Watch for the award announcement in late May.

To learn more about the Loprinzi Program visit our scholarship page. To find out how to get involved with the Foundation,...