Portland, OR  

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Hacienda CDC is thrilled to partner with Off the Sideline. Youth in our community have a deep connection to sports but their families often experience barriers to participation. Off the Sideline eases the cost burden on our families which levels the playing field and helps our youth live healthy, active lives.

Jaclyn Sarna, Expresiones Program Manager,
Hacienda CDC

Community Partners
Many times if you can’t pay, you can’t play. Our community partners have helped us provide equal access to sports for youth in grades five through nine by identifying those most at risk and in need of financial assistance. Our partners value Off the Sideline for the resources we bring to their organizations … and together we strengthen our communities.

Off the Sideline Awards Grants to Oregon Nonprofits

The impact of social justice issues, COVID-19 and other factors have changed the global sports landscape and prompted Off the Sideline to examine its policies and processes. As a result of a recent internal review, our Board of Directors approved a new model that provides grants directly to our community partners already embedded in our communities.

We're pleased to announce that grants are approved for 10 nonprofits that support underserved Oregon youth as they participate in team sports and physical activities. Those receiving grants are Self Enhancement Inc., Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area, HOLLA Mentors, Northwest Family Services, The Contingent (of behalf of Every Child Oregon), Every Child Central Oregon, United Way of Southwestern Oregon (of behalf of Every Child Coos and Every Child Curry), Building Healthy Families (of behalf of Every Child Northeast Oregon), Riverside Community Outreach and Todos Juntos. After this one-time funding process is complete and money is distributed, Off the Sideline will dissolve as a nonprofit organization in late 2021. We encourage you to continue to support youth sports through our grant awardees