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Nike Employee Grant Fund

Grants for Creating Positive Social
and Environmental Change

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Foundation / Corporation

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The Oregon Community Foundation

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Grants from $5,000 - $20,000 for programs creating positive social and environmental change and addressing critical community issues in the areas of: environment, education, inclusion and health. A large percentage of the grants will be awarded for programs that meet these goals with the use of physical activity as a key element; although some resources will be spent for projects that have the potential for a broader, long-term impact on the health and well-being of children and families without the element of sport or physical activity.

In the area of:

Environment - Programs can create or improve places designated for play or physical activity; enhance home and community environments; and promote environmental responsibility.

Education - Programs can educate families about the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices; and improve children's educational opportunities and experiences.

Inclusion – Programs can lower barriers to participation in sport and physical activities (limited financial resources, physical disabilities, limited options or opportunities, local culture or customs); support underrepresented groups in physical activities in their communities; and provide broader support to underrepresented or disadvantaged populations.

Health – Programs can improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities; use sport and physical activity to convene audiences for other health purposes; and create broad, positive behavioral change in communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 123910

Estimated Total Program Funding:


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Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 - $20,000

Term of Contract:

1 Year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofits in the Portland-metro area, specifically Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill, and Columbia counties in Oregon, plus Clark County, Washington.

Not Eligible
• Individuals (including scholarships, stipends, fellowships, and personal assistance)
• Group or individual travel
• Research or project planning activities
• Scholarships to and underwriting for elite sports camps
• Publications or audio-visual projects
• Endowments, memorials, budget deficits, or fundraising activities
• Religious organizations whose programs benefit members of their congregation and not the broader community
• Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, physical circumstances or national origin
• Lobbying, political, or fraternal activities
• Capital projects that involve property acquisition or building renovation unless Nike’s award would constitute the final funding needed
• Projects and events that have occurred prior to the awarding of the grant

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are available online:

Program Guidelines are available at:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Diane Redd at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon