Our Work With Kids

The Maurice Lucas Foundation teaches kids lessons they can use to help them realize their dreams. Our academies show the importance of hard work, respect and leadership both in the classroom and on the court.

Kids in our programs learn the importance of leadership, goal setting, hard work, respect, and integrity in all aspects of life.

Honoring Maurice Lucas

ML_Home_page_pic.jpgThe number 20 hangs in the rafters of The Rose Garden, home to the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, honoring a great man. Maurice Lucas had a storied 14-year career in professional basketball, but off the court is where Maurice built his legacy. Maurice was truly a pillar in the Portland, Oregon community he called home. He touched the lives of many through his giving ways. Maurice passed away on October 31, 2010 at the age of 58.

Today, the Maurice Lucas Foundation carries on his legacy by working with youth to help them realize their individual potential.

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Support the Maurice Lucas Foundation

Help us empower Portland's youth with opportunities for positive developmental growth. Donate to the Maurice Lucas Foundation.


"Just wanted to tell you that in our counsel session today the boys had many useful insights today, just good touchstones about how to lead your life. The counselor was very impressed with their maturity and asked them where they had learned the things they were referencing. Each time, they said, "Oh, we talked about it in ML." Thanks to you and everyone at ML. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. It takes a village!  And we're lucky to be in such a great village."

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Upcoming Events

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WinCo Foods
Portland Open


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7th Annual Maurice Lucas Celebration

ML20 News & Videos

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Maurice Lucas Foundation Launches Scholarship Program with $25,000 Donation


Dec. 29, 2016
ML20 Year in Review 2016 and Thank You!


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Thank you and best wishes for a blessed holiday season!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Maurice Lucas Foundation

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Donovan's Story - Testimonial Video

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2016 Celebration Thank You & Photos


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