Youth Empowerment Amplified

Annual Fund Drive Lights Up Futures

Pictured above: Adaptive Sports NW

Opening Doors to Education: Imagine a student’s face lighting up as they enter a classroom filled with books, eager to explore new worlds and ideas. Your support fuels this excitement by providing access to quality education resources, tutoring programs, and scholarships. Together, we're building a foundation for lifelong learning and success.

Empowering Through Athletics: Sports have the power to teach...

Empowering Dreams

The Fay Sasser MAC Employee Scholarship

Pictured above: Fay Sasser MAC Employee Scholarship recipients Jennifer Holzapfel-Hanson, Elli Higginbotham, and Kristian Peev. Not pictured: Ali Noel Gunesch.

In the heart of Portland’s vibrant community lies a scholarship program that embodies the spirit of empowerment and celebrates the pursuit of knowledge and excellence. The Fay Sasser MAC Employee Scholarship, a joint effort between the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) and MAC, stands...

The Underrepresented in High School Sports

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s Community Grant Program focuses on funding to increase access to sports. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to participate and play. The data reflecting national high school sports in this infographic comes from the Aspen Institute's Project Play. Full report can be found here.

This article highlights some of our amazing nonprofit grant partners who are making a difference in underrepresented communities in the Portland Metro...

MAC Scholar Athletes: Program Adapts to Serve Local Youth

In its over 50-year history, the MAC Scholar Athlete program has become a multifaceted initiative that holds meaning for a lot of people. While some are enticed by the scholarship, others find the two-year MAC membership, with the option to convert to intermediate membership, to be the real gem. Additionally, the program opens doors to various opportunities through the Multnomah Athletic Foundation and its philanthropic endeavors. However, the intangible sense of community at MAC stands out...

MAC Scholar Athlete Alumni

Scholar Athletes Assemble!

We are looking for MAC Scholar Athlete (MACSA) alumni from all years! The Multnomah Athletic Foundation is planning an informal gathering this Fall. If you were a MACSA at any point since 1971, please complete this form to tell us about yourself and get connected into the alumni network this fall.

You, or someone you know, received the MAC Scholar Athlete award that supported post-secondary education and provided membership to the club, we would love to hear...

Informational Grant Events: Fall 2023

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 2nd 9am Grant Coffee Conversation:

August 15th 3pm Grant Coffee Conversation:

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

2023 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 2023.

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.


Celebrating Pride Month: Championing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Athletics and Education

At the Multnomah Athletic Foundation, we believe in the transformative power of sports and education, and we are dedicated to creating opportunities for underserved and underrepresented youth in our community. As we celebrate Pride Month in June, we want to shine a light on the incredible work of some of our grant partners who champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. These organizations not only serve LGBTQ+ and gender expansive youth but are also led by individuals who share similar life...

Celebrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Honoring Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s Grant Partners on Juneteenth

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...

Ready, Willing, and Enabled

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...