The Trail Blazers are dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children and families who have been historically underserved, where they live, learn, and play. The Trail Blazers Foundation gives grants to nonprofits, schools and youth and is funded through meaningful corporate partnerships with Wells Fargo, Nike, Moda Health and CarMax, revenue from Trail Blazers license plate sales, as well as other fundraising efforts.
The Board helps guide the strategic direction of the Trail Blazers Foundation.
BOARD OF PROFESSIONALS
The Board of Professionals is committed to engaging meaningfully in the community by raising awareness and money for local nonprofits and committing time and resources to support their efforts.
Since 2009, the Trail Blazers Foundation and Trail Blazers Inc have donated $3.1 million to local communities.
Address: 1 N Center Ct St, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97227
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NON-PROFITS
RIP CITY 5050 RAFFLE
At each Trail Blazers home game, fans have the chance to purchase raffle tickets from the Trail Blazers Foundation.
General operating support or program funding for organizations connecting youth with the environment for education, preservation, and employment.
General operating support or program funding is available to 501c3 organizations supporting and engaging youth on their journey to and through high school.
PLAY GRANT PRESENTED BY NIKE
General operating support or program funding is available to 501c3 organizations that provide access to sport and physical activity for underserved youth.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOOLS
Take it to the court for Education
Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo provides $100,000 in grants to teachers and schools across Oregon and SW Washington to support their academic, art, athletic, or community programs. The next application period will be open in Fall 2018.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Inspired by the commitment and resilience of former players, the Trail Blazers Legends Scholarship was established to reward students who create their own success, who persevere in the face of challenges, and who generously donate their time to improve the lives of those around them. To apply, register through the OSAC Student Portal, and search for "Trail Blazers Legends". Application opens November 1, and closes March 1.
Carmax teen captain
Five high school students will be honored as Teen Captains for their extraordinary leadership and dedication to community engagement and extracurricular volunteer service and two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to these finalists.
SUPPORT THE TRAIL BLAZERS FOUNDATION
Make a tax-deductible donation to the Trail Blazers Foundation and support kids and families where they live, learn and play.
Purchase 5050 Raffle Tickets at any of our Home Games for a chance to win 50% of the jackpot, with the other 50% going to benefit the Trail Blazers Foundation and other local nonprofits.
additional trail blazers foundation programs & support
A classroom-based program through the Oregon Community Foundation that gives students the opportunity to get involved in their communities through grant making and volunteering.