Siletz Tribe Charitable Contributions

Council, Marriage

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $101,449.57 to 40 organizations on Feb. 5 as it continued its quarterly donations to nonprofit groups. The Siletz Tribe has made contributions through employment, monetary donations and cooperative measures to the Siletz community, Lincoln County and the state of Oregon. The seven-member charitable fund advisory board has distributed more than $9.8 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $12.2 million through the charitable fund and other Tribal resources. Chinook Winds has donated more than $2.8 million in cash and fund-raising items since it opened in 1995. The casino also provides in-kind donations of convention space for various fund-raisers as well as technical support, advertising and manpower for many events.

The next deadline to submit applications is March 16, 2016.

Feb. 5, 2016 – Distribution of $101,449.57
The Arts – $1,630
Oregon College of Art and Craft – materials for traditional acorn mush paddle workshop for Siletz youth; Portland, OR; $300
Yaquina River Museum of Art – video production and materials for Yaquina River Watershed art exhibit; Toledo, OR; $1,330
Cultural Activities – $1,639
Salem-Keizer Public Schools – food and supplies for Eagle Feather celebration for American Indian graduates; Salem, OR; $1,639
Education – $15,560.05
Altrusa International of Albany – Kidzshop program to provide new clothing for low-income children; Albany, OR; $3,000
Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay – books for sixth-grade Inspired Writers Program; Newport, OR; $2,200
Assistance League of Salem-Keizer – new clothing program, Operation School Bell, for school-age children; Salem, OR; $3,000
Oregon Sea Grant – student-related costs for Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge; Newport, OR; $4,800
Taft High 7-12, Taft Tech – supplies and equipment for ROV program; Lincoln City, OR; $2,000
Taft High 7-12, Taft Tech – platform, swings and slide addition to student-built preschool play structure; Lincoln City, OR; $560.05
Environment & Natural Resource Preservation – $3,500
Alsea Watershed Council – large wood placement costs of Benner Creek stream and fish habitat restoration project; Tidewater, OR; $3,500
Health – $18,530
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam – insurance for Tooth Bus operations; Lebanon, OR; $2,680
Canyon Gleaners – food; Mill City, OR; $2,000
Central Linn Gleaners – food; Brownsville, OR; $2,000
Fair Share Gleaners – food; Sweet Home, OR; $2,000
FISH of Lebanon – food; Lebanon, OR; $1,000
Lincoln County Joint Transportation Committee – bus passes for medical providers to issue to disadvantaged and low-income patients; Lincoln City, OR; $2,000
North End Senior Solutions – senior center nutrition program and dementia training for caregivers; Otis, OR; $2,850
Philomath Community Gleaners – food; Corvallis, OR; $2,000
South Benton County Gleaners – food; Monroe, OR; $2,000
Historical Preservation – $14,330
Adair Living History – installation of ADA-accessible doorway and wheelchair ramp in barracks building; Adair Village, OR; $2,830
Chetco Historical Memorial Committee – redwood plank kiosks at the Chetco Historical Memorial village site; Brookings, OR; $5,000
Indian Peaks Band of Paiute Indians – camera and equipment to collect and preserve language, history and culture; Cedar City, Utah; $6,500

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Housing – $4,538
Family Promise of Lincoln County – upgrade heating and make structural repairs at Day Center; Gleneden Beach, OR; $4,538
Other – $15,675
Siletz Valley Friends of the Library – liability insurance; Siletz, OR; $675
Siletz Valley Grange – replace damaged roof with new metal roofing material; Siletz, OR; $15,000
Prevention – $11,529.47
CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties – office equipment, training materials and CPA financial audit; Newport, OR; $3,498
City of Sweet Home – sponsorship of Sweetheart of a Run in a Sweetheart of a Town fundraiser for city parks and recreation program; Sweet Home, OR; $2,000
Lakota Oyate Ki, Native American Culture Club – Native at-risk youth speaking panel curriculum update and materials; Salem, OR; $2,000
Philomath High School, Grad Night Committee – alcohol- and drug-free graduation celebration; Philomath, OR; $500
Siletz Valley Early College Academy, Baseball Team – helmets and catcher’s equipment; Siletz, OR; $437.82
Siletz Valley Early College Academy, Softball Team – helmets and catcher’s equipment; Siletz, OR; $533.65
Toledo High School, Grad Night Committee – alcohol- and drug-free graduation celebration; Toledo, OR; $500
Toledo High School, Softball Team – uniforms and belts; Toledo, OR; $1,060
Waldport High School, Grad Night Committee – alcohol- and drug-free graduation celebration; Waldport, OR; $500
Youth Movement 2016 – lunch for American Indian “Youth Movement” college visit and field games event; Eugene, OR; $500
Public Safety – $14,518.05
Alsea Community Effort – help protect city’s water well operations in an emergency; Alsea, OR; $1,883
Central Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue – expansion of rescue boat volunteers training program; Waldport, OR; $3,438
Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency – bicycle vouchers and bus passes to assist county parole/probation clients; Salem, OR; $3,300
Siletz Valley Fire District – infrared thermal imaging camera to outfit second fire engine; Siletz, OR; $5,650
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – youth life jackets for water safety education; South Beach, OR; $247.05

TOTAL – $101,449.57

Eligibility for money from the charitable fund is limited to two categories:

• Entities and activities located in the Siletz Tribe’s 11-county service area (Lincoln, Tillamook, Linn, Lane, Benton, Polk, Yamhill, Marion, Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties)
• Native American entities and activities located anywhere in the United States

Applications and requirements can be obtained at; by calling 800-922-1399, ext. 1227, or 541-444-8227; or by mailing Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, P.O. Box 549, Siletz, OR 97380-0549. Applications can be submitted via e-mail at