Portland, OR  

Copyright © 2021 Off the Sideline

Who We Are
Off The Sideline is an Oregon nonprofit dedicated to promoting youth involvement in team sports and increasing access by providing financial scholarships to low-income families. Over the last six years, we have worked closely with our 18 community partners and filled a vital health and social equity need by providing more than 500 scholarships for Oregon youth to participate in team sports and physical activities.

Gearing Up for Change

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 later in 2021. We encourage you to continue to support youth sports through our grant awardees