2019 Impact Award

Last year, the Multnomah Athletic Foundation 2019 Impact Award was awarded to not one, but two highly effective local nonprofits that teamed up and tapped into the power of soccer to support at-risk youth.

Parrott Creek, an established social services organization with a 50-year history, helps adjudicated youth stabilize their lives through residential programs. Street Soccer USA’s Portland chapter strives to empower underserved communities, and in particular, prevent homelessness,...

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...

Scholarships Brought to Life by Community

One student’s dynamic journey on the road to higher education

A 2018 Multnomah Athletic Foundation Loprinzi Scholarship recipient and graduate of Jefferson High School, Javondre Cole recently completed his freshman year at Winston-Salem University, a historically black college in North Carolina.

“I am blessed with a village in Portland that encouraged and supported me,” Cole says. That “village” is best described as a network of sports teams, coaches, mentors, close family...

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The Annual Impact Award Reception

Celebrating the recipient of this year’s Impact Award while bringing communities together.

The Impact Award Reception brings together the multitude of grant partners, volunteers, community members, and passionate individuals that are involved with the foundation each year. As we celebrate the collaboration and achievements of our community grant partners, we use the Impact Award Reception as a time to bring people together to increase the impact that we can all have on the youth that we...