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. Over the last 11 years, in excess of $1,400,000 has been raised to support over 60 Learning Experiences annually.

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

Video – Grace Miller Speaks About PX2
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In this video a PX2 student, Grace Miller speaks about this program and how it opened doors for her to become a singer. Watch this video to listen to her amazing story.

Video – Students Participating in Mudd Nick Foundation Programs
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In this video we are showing 68 total number of learning experiences and photos of students who participated in Mudd Nick programs. Please watch the video.

In Memory of Jim Mudd NKN’s Baseball Field Was Named The Jim Mudd Field
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On June 1, 2019 the Neah-Kah-Nie Little League Field in Rockaway Beach was named the Jim Mudd Field in honor of Jim Mudd and to recognize that the Mudd Nick Foundation provided a significant contribution to renovate the filed. Foundation … Read More

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