Our Mission

Our Mission is to broaden the horizons of deserving children in greater Nehalem Bay and North Tillamook County. We provide life expanding opportunities for targeted children in elementary, middle and high school, and children with special needs through special non‐school sponsored experiences away from home.

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.

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

For over 28 years, people associated with the Mudd Nick Foundation have celebrated the third weekend in September with a Friday dinner for registered golfers and their guests, 18-hole golf tournament on Saturday, and dinner and charity auction that evening. Our pre-golf tournament dinner will take place on September 20, 2019 followed by our annual charity golf tournament and the annual dinner and charity auction on September 21, 2019. For more information check out our Events Page.

Latest News

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

Our Phone Number Has Changed!
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Please make sure that you have updated our phone number in your contacts. The old number does not work any more. Here is our new contact number: (503) 999-8940

The Nehalem Bay Crab Derby Event
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We lost a legend in October of 2018. Please join us at the Derby to celebrate the life of Jim Mudd, cofounder of the Mudd Nick Foundation, pillar of the Manzanita Community, Mr. Mudd Dog and over all a fabulous … Read More

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