Portland, May 14th, 2015. The Nike Employee Grant Fund looks for nonprofit programs in communities where Nike employees live, work, and play in the greater Portland area (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill, and Columbia counties in Oregon and Clark county in southwest Washington).

In recent years, Nike Employee Grant Fund recipients have had reason to show off their checks. Nonprofits who have received funds in the past include: the Parks Foundation, Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center, Elevate Oregon, Rosie’s Room, See Ya Later Foundation, McMinnville School District #40, I Have a Dream Foundation and Sabin School. (Photo credit, NIKE)

Want to apply? Applications are due by June 1, 2015. 

Grants are one-year awards totaling between $5,000 and $20,000 each.

  • 75 percent of grant awards support organizations and projects that are creating a world where physical activity, play and sports are highly valued
  • 25 percent of grant awards support organizations and projects that address community challenges through innovative community-based solutions.

The full set of guidelines, along with the streamlined and straightforward online application, are available at  www.oregoncf.org/nike.

The Nike Employee Grant Fund, established in 2010, offers an innovative approach to grant making as a volunteer committee of Nike employees – under the guidance of The Oregon Community Foundation – make the funding decisions.