Nike Community Impact Fund

Nike Community Impact Fund

The Nike Community Impact Fund (NCIF), in partnership with Charities Aid Foundation of America and the Oregon Community Foundation, is a collaborative approach to grant making that directly impacts local communities.

Since 2010, the NCIF has been administered from Nike World Headquarters by a committee of employee volunteers that has awarded 300 cash grants totaling more than $3.2 million dollars to local programs that promote sports and physical activity for youth and address pressing community needs.

In 2016, NCIF expanded from an Oregon-focused program to include the backyards of all Nike Community Stores in the U.S. These additional stores include: East Los Angeles, South Chicago, downtown Detroit, New Orleans, Washington DC’s Ivy City neighborhood and Flatbush, Brooklyn. Each of these Nike Community Stores will offer $40,000 in annual grants, of $5,000 each, to eight local non-profit groups that make physical activity, play and sport a highly valued part of everyday life. 

As part of the program’s expansion, NCIF will engage a committee of employee volunteers from each of the local communities where grants will be awarded. During this fiscal year’s granting cycle, Nike employees will help award nearly $800,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools across communities in the U.S.

Click here to view the Nike Community Impact Fund 2016 Annual Report.