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 unleash human potential and build community, and fuels this belief through Made to Play, its commitment to getting kids moving through play and sport so that they can lead healthier, happier and more successful lives.

The Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF) supports grassroots organizations (nonprofits, community centers and local schools) to get kids moving, bringing the benefits of sport to their communities, giving kids an opportunity to fall in love with sport and physical activity, and creating stronger communities where play, sport and physical activity are a highly-valued part of everyday life. NCIF is an innovative approach to grant-making that engages a committee of Nike employees to advise where grants are awarded where they live and work.

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.