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!

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation...

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...

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...