COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
In collaboration with the Portland Trail Blazers organization and players, we have established a COVID-19 Relief Fund to raise additional funds and support local nonprofits serving the community. The funds raised will go to nonprofits who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, including supporting the Oregon Community Foundation’s Oregon Community Recovery Fund, which is rapidly deploying resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of the outbreak in Oregon. If you represent a nonprofit organization that is seeking immediate funding, please go to oregoncf.org to learn more.
In addition to contributions from the Trail Blazers Foundation, the COVID-19 Relief Fund has already raised money from Trail Blazers players and is part of the NBA Family’s goal of raising over $50M to support people and organizations impacted by COVID-19.
If you are in a position to help others, please visit our donation platform to learn about ways you can support the Trail Blazers Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund. All donations are tax deductible.
In this unprecedented time, we have also compiled a Resource Center to connect our fans, friends, and neighbors to helpful resources in the greater Portland Area as well as some support available across Oregon and even virtually.
Providing funds to nonprofits across Oregon and SW Washington
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 Nike, Moda Health, and Avangrid Foundation, revenue from Trail Blazers license plate sales and the 5050 raffle, in-game and online auctions, as well as other fundraising efforts.
Since 2011, the Trail Blazers Foundation has been dedicated to positively impacting underserved youth and families where they live, learn, and play throughout our region. Our foundation has an opportunity and responsibility to positively impact our community as inclusively and equitably as possible. As such we are committed to:
- Funding mission-driven organizations who create stronger and more equitable communities
- Amplifying the perspectives of a diverse and inclusive governing board, young professionals board, and group of committees
- Valuing perspectives garnered from lived experience to continuously improve policies and practices and programs
- Considering and seeking to address societal inequities that disproportionately impact specific group
We are always learning and trying to improve our work in this space. We continue to be inspired by the work and dedication of community organizations and will move together towards a shared future that we can all be proud of. We ask that you join us in supporting these organizations and others in your community that are advancing equity, and that you continue to advance this work within your own sphere of influence.
Dwight Adkins (Vice Chair): Strategic Consultant • Swaim Strategies
Bill Christensen (Board Treasurer): Chief Financial Officer • Portland Trail Blazers
Karol Collymore: Portfolio Director, Social & Community Impact • Nike, Inc.
Tracy Curtis (Chair): Regional President • Wells Fargo
Ben Lauritsen (Board President): SVP of Legal and Corporate Affairs • Portland Trail Blazers
Chris McGowan: President and CEO • Portland Trail Blazers
Diana Nuñez: Interim Executive Director • Oregon Environmental Council
Jonathan Garcia: Chief Engagement Officer • Portland Public Schools
Steve Foltz: Franchisee • Jamba Juice
Cambria Benson: Brand Development • Groundwork Industries
Jay Bayat: Multnomah Endodontics & Microsurgery
Brian Brock: Corporate Business Development • DARKO Displays
James Falvey: Business Development Manager • Stoller Family Estate
Dana Shephard: Housing Program Coordinator • City of Portland
Sam Isaac: VP, District Manager • Wells Fargo Bank
Matthew Juhren: Slinde Nelson
David Lucas: Executive Director • Maurice Lucas Foundation
Natalie Nishitani: Social Responsibility Coordinator • Portland Trail Blazers
Harrison Osbourn: Director of Strategic Planning • Tillamook County Creamery Association
Lauren Osbourn: Vice President, Commercial Banking • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Dan Schienman: Corporate Partnership, Business Development Manager • Portland Trail Blazers
Jonathan Stephens: Marketing Coordinator • Legacy Health
Yuki Tanaka: Director, Agency Sales • Resonate
Chabre Vickers: Community Development Officer, OR/SW Washington Community Relations Consultant • Wells Fargo
Nicholas Warren: Vice President & Account Executive • Parker, Smith & Feek
Jenna Wilson: General Manager • Viking Pavilion
Miranda Zimmerli: Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion • PGE
Since 2009, the Trail Blazers Foundation and Trail Blazers Inc have donated more than $5 million to local communities.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NON-PROFITS
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOOLS & STUDENTS
Ways to support the Trail Blazers Foundation