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Grants to Oregon and Washington Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Tribes for Athletic Programs to Benefit Local Residents

Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF): Pacific NW Area


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Funding Source
The Oregon Community Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Oregon: Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill, Columbia, Linn, Benton, Marion, and Polk countiesWashington: Clark County

Important Dates
Conference Date: 01/24/24
Deadline: 02/15/24 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Oregon and Washington nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and tribes in eligible counties for athletic programs to benefit local residents. The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for physical activity and quality play. Programs must benefit residents in the following counties: Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill, Columbia, Linn, Benton, Marion, and Polk Counties in Oregon and Clark County in SW Washington.

The Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF) takes a collaborative approach to grant making by partnering with Nike employees to participate in the grant-making process and directly impact the local communities where they live and work.

NCIF helps local organizations bring the benefits of sport to their communities, giving kids an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of quality play and active lives, and creating stronger communities where sports and physical activity are a highly valued part of everyday life.

Funding Priorities:

  • 75 Percent of grant awards support projects that promote sport or physical activity in the community.
  • 25 Percent of grant awards support organizations and projects that address community challenges through innovative or proven community-based solutions


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applications are accepted from organizations that are a 501(c)(3) public charity, an IRC 7871 Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, or a government entity such as a school.

Organizations must be serving at least one of the following ten counties: Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill, Columbia, Linn, Benton, Marion, and Polk Counties in Oregon and Clark County in SW Washington.

Requests Not Funded:
- Organizations that discriminate based on age, ethnicity/race, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or other disability, or national origin.
- Individual support (including scholarships, stipends, fellowships, and personal assistance)
- Group or individual travel.
- Research projects.
- Sponsorship of fundraising events.
- Support for elite or private sports camps, programs, or teams.
- One day events, unless the focus of the project is on program(s) leading up to a culminating event.
- Endowments, memorials, budget deficits, or fundraising activities.
- Religious organizations whose programs do not have a secular and community focus.
- Lobbying, political, or fraternal activities.
- Capital projects unless Nike’s award would be the final funding needed.
- Projects and events that occur prior to the Nike grant award (refer to grant disbursement date).

Pre-Proposal Conference
Interested applicants are invited to attend a virtual information session about this funding opportunity. Attendees will learn about the application, program guidelines and connect with OCF Program Officers. The meeting will be recorded and available on the Full Grant Text RFP link the following week.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 10:00 pm to 12:00 pm PST


Pre-Application Information
- Application process opens: January 10, 2024
- Application process closes: February 15, 2024
- Grant payments disbursed: May 30, 2024

All application questions will be available to review in a separate document in December.

Funding priority will be given to organizations that have not received a Nike grant in the past 36 months.

Webinar January 2023 recording:

Estimated Size of Grant
Award amounts typically range from $5,000 to $25,000

Contact Information
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Oregon Community Foundation
1221 SW Yamhill St.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: (503) 227-6846

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