Nike Community Impact Fund

The Nike Community Impact Fund was established at The Oregon Community Foundation in 2010 to benefit communities where Nike employees live, work and play. Through this fund, Nike employees work with OCF to award at least $550,000 per year to nonprofits and schools in the Metropolitan Portland region and in Southwest Washington.

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Funding Priorities

Nike believes in the power of sport to change the world. We know that sport is inspiring and unifying, and creates opportunities for individuals and communities to realize their full potential.

The Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF) takes a collaborative approach to grant making by partnering with Nike employees to participate in the grantmaking 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.

Emphasis is placed on inclusive programs that serve underrepresented populations. 

o    80 percent of grant awards support projects that promote sport and physical activity in the community (about 40 grants per year).

o    20 percent of grant awards support organizations and projects that address community challenges through innovative community-based solutions (about 10 grants per year).

To improve your competitiveness, please review the NCIF Program Guidelines and FAQ.