Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mudd Nick Foundation board regrettably decided to cancel our annual charity dinner and golf tournament, usually held every September. We would gladly accept your donation to enable us to continue fulfilling our mission during these uncertain times. Please clink on the DONATE link. We are grateful for your support.

Our Mission

Our mission is to broaden the horizons of all children in North Tillamook County through programs in collaboration with our community partners.
The purpose of the Mudd Nick Foundation is to provide learning experiences that stimulate children to aspire to their greatest potential and to pursue their dreams.

Our Vision

Our vision is that the children in our community become life-long stellar citizens who expand their life experiences, minds and curiosities; accept responsibility for their actions; treat themselves and others with respect; maintain high personal integrity; exhibit socially-accepted behavior; and have fun participating in the programs.

Our Programs

The Programs are designed to teach children the fundamentals of lifelong stellar citizenship by encouraging them to be responsible for their individual actions, respect themselves and others, maintain high integrity, exhibit socially accepted behaviors, expand their life experiences, minds and curiosities.


GBAM Program provides a week-long art experience for students with special needs and culminates with a community performance and dinner for youth participants, their families and community members.


PX2 Program provides youth of our community the tools to make the transitioning from adolescent to adult, which can be a confusing and frightening time, easier. Mudd Nick Foundation has sponsored middle school students to learn tools that help them with the transition.

Our History

Jim Mudd and Doug Nicholson, friends since their days at Oregon State University, decided to start a coed golf tournament in 1990, which they christened the Mudd Nick Invitational. In 2006, the Mudd Nick Foundation was formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a board of nine directors was selected to develop a Vision, Mission, Guiding Principles and Objectives. During the last two decades, in excess of $1,600,000 has been raised to support over 60 Learning Experiences annually for all students in Neah-Kah-Nie School District 56.

Our Annual Event

Since 1988, people associated with the Mudd Nick Foundation have celebrated the third weekend in September with an 18-hole golf tournament on Saturday. In 1996, the Foundation began raising money during a dinner and charity auction on that Saturday evening to fund life-enhancing learning experiences for all students in School District 56 in North Tillamook County. Our pre-golf tournament dinner for registered golfers will take place on Friday September 18, 2020 followed by our annual charity golf tournament, dinner and charity auction on Saturday September 19, 2020.

Latest News

Great Big Art Mash Summer 2019 – So Much Fun for All
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By Debbie Sherman Parent and Mudd Nick Foundation Program Coordinator for Children with Special Needs   For the eighth straight summer, the Mudd Nick Foundation sponsored the Great Big Art Mash (GBAM), a camp for children with special needs held … Read More

2019 Jim and Lynn Mudd Service to Children Award
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Winner – Troy Gleeson 2019 Jim and Lynn Mudd Service to Children Award By Board Member Tim McCarty Troy Gleeson is my right hand man at the annual event. Here is a brief snapshot of the behind the scenes contributions … Read More

2019 – Mudd Nick Foundation Holds Successful Annual Fundraising Event
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On September 21, 2019, the Mudd Nick Foundation held its annual golf tournament, charity auction and dinner at Manzanita Links Golf Course and the North County Recreation District gymnasium. This was the most successful fundraising events in the Foundation’s 24 … Read More

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