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Oregon Sports Authority Foundation


 

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation provides grants and conducts programs to support youth sports activities, with an emphasis on both underserved youth and increased physical activity. The Foundation’s feature program is the TrackTown Youth League, created in 2014 in partnership with TrackTown USA to offer free all-comer youth track meets across the state, culminating with a championship meet at Hayward Field in Eugene. Nearly 2,000 young athletes participated this year, ranging from beginners to elite competitors.

The Foundation recently partnered with Nike, Providence Health & Services and the Oregon Sports Awards to launch the Play It Forward Award Fund to support organizations providing access to physical activity and sport opportunities for youth throughout Oregon. A monthly grant of $5,000 will support non-profit organizations focusing on elementary and middle school youth.

Other Foundation initiatives include the Reward Youth Ticket Exchange program, which has provided more than 15,000 deserving youth the chance to attend Trail Blazers and Winterhawks games, and the successful effort to establish a minimum amount of participation time in physical education for kindergarten through 8th grade Oregon public school students. The Foundation also helped bring the nationally renowned non-profit Playworks to Oregon and continues to support its work to use the power of play to bring out the best in every kid.

Past programs include Healthy Youth Oregon, FAST Camp, and the successful drive to save PIL spring sports programs in 2003 and PIL golf, tennis and dance in subsequent years.

Youth Sports Grant Programs
Below is a list of additional organizations that support youth sports and physical activity through various grants and programs:

adidas Donations

Believe in Better

Elite Sports Academy

Foods for Funds Program (Rose Quarter)

Friends of Baseball

Good Sports

KaBOOM Grants

Kids in the Game

Let’s Move Active Schools Resources and Grants

Lids Foundation

Multnomah Athletic Foundation

Nike Community Impact Fund

Oregon Active Schools

Oregon Community Foundation

PE for All Kids Coalition

Playworks – Rock Star Recess

Portland Timbers Community Fund

SPARK Grant Finder

Sports Matter (Dicks Sporting Goods)

Trail Blazers Foundation

There are also many sport-specific Community Service organizations and programs listed in our Sports Directory.

Vision Statement


Promoting a culture of healthy Oregonians through the benefits of physical activity from participation in individual and/or team athletic activities.

Mission Statement


To facilitate increased physical activity among Oregon’s youth through sports, physical education, and related programs with an emphasis on opportunities for underserved youth through advocacy, financial support, and program creation.

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