Portland, OR. Applications are now open for the next round of the Nike Community Impact Fund, with $250,000 in cash grants being offered to nonprofits and schools in Portland and SW Washington. Want to apply? Or can you help get the word out? Applications are due by December 1, 2016.

The Nike Community Impact Fund is an innovative approach to grant making in partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation, that engages Nike employees and Nike store staff in Oregon and across the United States to directly impact the local communities where they live and work. 

Nike Paralympian gold medalist and rugby wheelchair athlete Will Groulx and grant recipient representative Christine Getman, Education Program Coordinator, Incight. Grant: To raise awareness and promote inclusive recreation opportunities in the community through a 12-week hand-cycling series for individuals with disabilities.

Nike Paralympian gold medalist and rugby wheelchair athlete Will Groulx and grant recipient representative Christine Getman, Education Program Coordinator, Incight. Grant: To raise awareness and promote inclusive recreation opportunities in the community through a 12-week hand-cycling series for individuals with disabilities.

A committee of Nike store employees and other Nike employees award grants to organizations that give youth early, positive experiences in sport and physical activity and strengthen communities. Nike has awarded more than 330 non-profit organizations in Portland and SW Washington with $3.5 million since the program began in 2010.

Grants are one-year awards of $5,000 to $20,000 each with a total of $250,000 being offered to nonprofits and schools in the greater Portland area (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill and Columbia Counties in Oregon; and Clark County in SW Washington) in support of projects that:

  • Deliver impact through the lens of sport and physical activity.
  • Address community challenges through innovative community-based solutions.

Applications are due December 1, 2016 and must be submitted online at nike.com/ncif

Thank you for your help spreading the word.

 

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