About The Oregon Youth Soccer Foundation



Every weekend across Oregon, families set out for neighborhood fields to watch their children play soccer. Participation in the Oregon Youth Soccer program enables children to grow physically, mentally and socially, developing the invaluable tools of character, discipline, teamwork, leadership, and self-esteem. It is the goal of the Oregon Youth Soccer Foundation to foster these values for the years to come, providing children with healthy, exciting and rewarding adult-supervised activity.

Who are we?

The Oregon Youth Soccer Foundation was established in 1996 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation to advance the work of the Oregon Youth Soccer Association. The Oregon Youth Soccer Association was established in 1974 to promote, develop and administer the game of soccer among Oregon's youth from ages five to nineteen.

The Foundation supports the mission, programs and services of the Oregon Youth Soccer Association through fundraising, donations, gifts and grants. In fact, the Foundation has awarded nearly $250,000 in grants since 1998. The Foundation manages financial assets obtained through its own fund development efforts and also carries out marketing and sponsorship programs.

With support from the Foundation over 60,000 members statewide play for one of over 100 clubs. We believe that soccer is great for kids and we need your help to keep the fun alive.

Why help?

When you help the Foundation, you help kids play soccer. There are a number of ways you can assist the young soccer players in your community. A gift to the Endowment Fund can help kids develop important life skills and friendships through their local soccer programs. These donations accrue to the Endowment Fund and the interest from the Fund is used to foster youth soccer programs around the state. Examples are special programs for kids with disabilities, medical/accident insurance, an Olympic Development Program, soccer leagues and tournaments, organizational support to clubs, background checks, liability insurance, coaching clinics, Regional and National representation and a bi-monthly newsletter.

What's not to like about this Foundation? Everything we do is for the betterment of kids through soccer. We want to see kids develop their skills as people and players, while having a fun and rewarding experience. Soccer is an amazing and challenging sport but even better than this sport are the kids that play it. Help us, help the kids of Oregon Youth Soccer.

How can I help?

The Oregon Youth Soccer Foundation welcomes your tax-deductible donations by any of these methods:

Writing a check (make checks payable to the Oregon Youth Soccer Foundation),
Gifting shares of stock to the Foundation,
Naming the Foundation as the whole or partial beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA or 401K pension plan, or,
Making a charitable bequest in your will or estate plan.

The Foundation's tax ID number is 91-1797053. Please contact your legal or financial advisor for assistance in making a gift of stock, insurance, retirement or estate plan.

For more information about making your tax-deductible donation:
Please contact Chuck Keers, Executive Director at 503-626-4625, 1-800-275-7353, or by email at: info@oysf.org.

Oregon Youth Soccer is sponsored in part by: