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EIN: 93-1014651


The Multnomah Athletic Foundation exists to provide confidence and character building opportunities with an emphasis on athletic participation for youth. We believe athletics can help youth reach their full potential. We believe in achievement through athletics.

The Foundation provides financial resources through:
• Grants to nonprofit organizations offering programs and services in the Portland metropolitan area, with particular focus on underserved communities.
• Post-secondary scholarships based on students' academic performance, athletic participation and financial need for students to attend the two or four-year educational institution of their choice.

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Executive Director

Lisa Bendt

Main address

1849 SW Salmon St

Portland, OR 97205 USA

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Subject area info

Sports and recreation


Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (N12)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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We believe…
There is a unique opportunity through our scholarships to make a significant difference in a student’s ability to attend college and succeed despite financial need. Our scholarship recipients should reflect the diversity of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. There is social, emotional and physical value in athletic participation. We define athletic participation broadly to include individual athletes, team sports, club sports and all abilities athletes. In supporting high achieving individuals with demonstrated ability to succeed in higher education. That volunteerism and community connectivity are critically important aspects of student development.

Population(s) Served

We believe we have an opportunity to make an impact on a nonprofit organization’s ability to foster or enhance athletic participation. We believe that our community grant partners outreach should reflect the diversity of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. We believe that there is social, emotional and physical value in athletic participation. We provide each individual an opportunity to experience the value of team, dedication and participation through athletics. We embrace our opportunity to lead by harnessing our collective resources and passion. We are a catalyst connecting people and resources for the benefit of our communities. We give highest priority to investing in partners who provide opportunities to neighborhoods and populations with limited access and resources.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.03 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of MULTNOMAH ATHLETIC FOUNDATION INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $295,022 -$122,965 -$116,129 $821,867 -$234,898
As % of expenses 79.9% -31.4% -25.4% 182.1% -56.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $295,022 -$122,965 -$116,129 $821,867 -$234,898
As % of expenses 79.9% -31.4% -25.4% 182.1% -56.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $368,863 $379,430 $386,667 $472,540 $412,819
Total revenue, % change over prior year -5.6% 2.9% 0.0% 22.2% -12.6%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 5.5% 5.0% 4.7% 3.0% 4.9%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.3% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 88.1% 83.1% 92.8% 63.3% 79.8%
Other revenue 6.5% 11.9% 2.5% 29.4% 15.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $369,085 $391,738 $456,938 $451,357 $414,981
Total expenses, % change over prior year 23.9% 6.1% 0.0% -1.2% -8.1%
Personnel 25.7% 27.4% 29.0% 34.8% 36.9%
Professional fees 6.5% 7.8% 8.1% 7.5% 7.7%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 54.5% 56.0% 52.3% 53.1% 48.4%
All other expenses 13.3% 8.7% 10.6% 4.6% 6.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $369,085 $391,738 $456,938 $451,357 $414,981
One month of savings $30,757 $32,645 $38,078 $37,613 $34,582
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $399,842 $424,383 $495,016 $488,970 $449,563

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 7.1 5.9 6.4 8.7 9.8
Months of cash and investments 88.0 78.5 72.1 94.0 94.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 81.4 72.9 62.3 84.9 85.6
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Cash $218,235 $193,892 $243,466 $327,297 $339,671
Investments $2,487,543 $2,370,002 $2,502,144 $3,207,664 $2,939,446
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.2% 5.9% 11.0% 8.3% 8.5%
Unrestricted net assets $2,503,125 $2,380,160 $2,373,241 $3,195,108 $2,960,210
Temporarily restricted net assets $25,933 $21,811 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $10,000 $10,000 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $35,933 $31,811 $71,161 $46,396 $41,486
Total net assets $2,539,058 $2,411,971 $2,444,402 $3,241,504 $3,001,696

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Lisa Bendt

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/05/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Sarah Burczak

Community Volunteer

Term: 2021 - 2023

Board co-chair

Debbie Williams

Community Volunteer

Term: 2022 - 2023

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/2/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2022

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  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.