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MAF Grant Partners Find Innovative Ways to Address COVID-19 Challenges: Elite Sports Academy

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,...

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MAF Grant Partners Find Innovative Ways to Address COVID-19 Challenges: Youth Movement

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,...

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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,...

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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Grant Application Deadline Extended

In response to current events, we are extending our grant application deadline for the 2020 Spring Cycle to May 1st. We also have lifted our spending restrictions to enable you to take care of the people in your organization and communities you serve. Please take the time to evaluate your needs and consider applying. 

Open letter to our Grant Partners / Nonprofit Organizations,

We don’t yet know the full ramifications of this global pandemic. But we at the foundation do...

Youth Grant Initiative Sparks New Generation of Philanthropists

YGI Alumni take charge to raise more funds for community grant partners.

Each fall, 12 people gather to debate which nonprofit organizations should be awarded grants that meet the Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s mission. Now do a double take – because this group is made up of seventh and eighth graders. The Youth Grant Initiative teaches valuable leadership lessons through thoughtful deliberation and dive into the world of nonprofit giving with the six-week crash course culminating in...

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2019 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 2019.

We are thrilled to be investing over $100,000 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 nonprofit organizations provide access, inclusion, and opportunities for youth.

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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,...

The 2019 Bud Award Recipient

Celebrating Elite Sports Academy and the spirit of Leland “Bud” Lewis.

The 2019 Recipient of the Bud Award is Elite Sports Academy.

Elite Sports Academy is a sports-based educational summer program offered to children in select communities in the Portland, OR area at minimal to no cost.

The camp provides young athletes with an opportunity to experience premium training in football, basketball, soccer, and volleyball from coaches and athletes from around the country. This...

The Little Grant That Could

2015 grant partner Friends of Baseball goes on to catch the attention of the Seattle Mariners and NIKE.

"Have you heard of Multnomah Athletic Foundation?" That was the question from a foundation board member that started it all.

In my first year as Executive Director (and the only employee) of Friends of Baseball, I was eager to find leaders and organizations who were of similar hearts and minds when it comes to what athletics can do for a child and in a community.

I knew...