In partnership with Oregon Community Foundation, we’re excited to offer nonprofits the opportunity to apply for two-year funding for the first time. Organizations that receive funding this year will receive a request for information in Spring 2019 and if they continue with programming and remain in good standing, additional funding is available. This means applications for Live, Learn, and Play grants won’t be accepted again until Spring 2020.
Last year, we funded 16 nonprofit organizations through our Play grants presented by Nike to provide general operating or programming support that gets kids active.
Previous grant recipients are listed below.
• Adelante Mujeres - Supporting Chica’s Soccer Academy for more than 200 Latina girls.
• Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre - Providing dance and performance training to build self-worth, strength of their culture, and success through dance.
• Bicycle Re-Source of Bend - Donating refurbished bicycles to underserved children for recreation, as well as providing important community services in the areas of bicycle maintenance, safety and education.
• Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties - Supporting the Triple Play Program to increase low-income youth's ability to live a healthy lifestyle and prevent obesity.
• Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County - Delivering programming in Mexican Folk Dance so Latino youth expand knowledge of their ethnic roots while acquiring folk dance skills to develop their physical health, promote cultural pride, a positive sense of belonging, and an enhanced sense of self-esteem.
• Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. - Supporting the Riveria Activity Center for the rural Grande Ronde Valley providing youth with year-round opportunities to engage in physical activity, play, and sports.
• Elite Sports Academy - Supporting a 10-week long summer program held in North Portland to engage underserved athletes in training of basketball, soccer, football and volleyball to provide more than 4 hours of sports related activity each day and foster both short and long-term physical and mental health patterns.
• FACT Oregon - Executing the first-ever All Ability Tri4Youth event where children of all abilities compete side by side in a triathlon.
• Grande Ronde Association for Youth - Facilitating the acquisition and improvement of sporting facilities to encourage youth in La Grande to participate in sports and to have a more active lifestyle.
• Kids in the Game - Funding the Portland Schools and Central Oregon programs to provide low-income families funds to cover fees of registration and participation in after-school or school-based sports programs.
• Kukatonon Children’s African Dance Troupe -Providing tuition-free, after-school programming in West African dance, drumming, and ballet to primarily African and African American children from low-income households.
• Portland Tennis & Education - Providing year-round, tuition-free programming that integrates academics and athletics by providing a space for athletes to engage in an hour of tennis instruction followed by academic tutoring.
• Redmond Parks Foundation - Supporting the RAPRD's Youth Scholarship program by providing scholarships to low-income families for their athletes to participate in summer/fall and after-school fitness programming.
• Rose City Rollers - Funding the Skate Truck program to bring roller skating and roller derby to low-income communities by providing a mobile skate unit, protective gear and skates necessary for a safe and fun experience in schools and community centers.
• U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Kwan Foundation, Inc. / Portland Soo Bahk Do - Providing opportunities for underserved youth to train in traditional martial art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan