Siletz Tribe Charitable Fund Donations

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Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians - Siletz Tribe LogoThe Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $172,332.37 to 49 organizations on May 6 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 nearly $10 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $12.4 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 June 15, 2016. 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

Distribution of $172,332.37

The Arts – $10,500

Artists’ Studio Association – instructor/assistant fees and supplies for free summer Art Smart program for children age 7-13; Lincoln City, OR; $800

First Peoples Fund – sponsorship of Community Spirit Awards reception honoring Native artists; Rapid City, SD; $2,000

Polly Plumb Productions – materials for hanging quilts for juried art quilt show; Yachats, OR; $700

The Museum at Warm Springs – reception/programs for new exhibit, Kindred Spirits: The Artistic Journey of Lillian Pitt; Warm Springs, OR; $4,000

Willamette Heritage Center – event/education supplies, support for volunteers, artifacts and period clothing for Sheep to Shawl Family Festival; Salem, OR; $3,000

Cultural Activities – $7,000

Native American Longhouse Eena Haws – salmon for campus/community salmon bake; Corvallis, OR; $1,000

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association – sponsorship of inter-generational basketweaving conference and related activities; Covington, WA; $6,000

Education – $20,691.67

American Indian Science and Engineering Society – Power Up science fair and robotics training/materials for students/staff at Siletz Valley School; Albuquerque, NM; $5,000

McNary High School – wireless headset microphone system for fitness education program; Keizer, OR; $800

Native American Rights Fund – scholarships/stipends for Native law clerk program; Boulder, CO; $9,600

Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center – sponsorship of beach run fundraiser at Cape Kiwanda; Cloverdale, OR; $1,000

Newport Public Library – supplies for Trail Tales summer storybook walk; Newport, OR; $125.67

Oceanlake Elementary – guided reading book sets for K-2 reading program; Lincoln City, OR; $3,300

Siletz Valley Friends of the Library – deep cleaning of carpets/facility; Siletz, OR; $866

Health – $36,899

Albany Gleaners – food; Albany, OR; $2,000

Alsea Valley Gleaners – member share contribution to Linn Benton Food Share; Alsea, OR; $2,000

Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center – scholarship program; Siletz, OR; $5,000

Coastal Range Food Bank – food; Blodgett, OR; $2,000

East County Community Partnership – snacks, prescription copays, glasses, shoe vouchers, backpacks and clothing through school-based health center; Toledo, OR; $3,000

Linda L. Vladyka Breast Wellness Foundation – field rental/umpire fees for softball tournament and fundraiser; Salem, OR; $4,330

My Sisters’ Place – replace refrigerators at shelter; Newport, OR; $3,525

North Santiam Gleaners – purchase food from Linn Benton Food Share; Scio, OR; $4,000

RSVP of Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties – durable medical equipment for seniors/persons with disabilities who are uninsured/underinsured; Albany, OR; $3,044

Sharing Hands – food for PackSnack program in Central Linn School District; Brownsville, OR; $2,000

Spirit of the Valley United Methodist Church – dishwasher/dish table for community hall kitchen renovation; Shedd, OR; $4,000

St. Vincent de Paul-Lebanon – emergency food pantry program; Lebanon, OR; $2,000

Historical Preservation – $26,500

Benton County Historical Society – chairs for classroom in Corvallis facility; Philomath, OR; $1,500

Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Foundation – construction of Siletz Tribal Cultural Center; Siletz, OR; $25,000

Other – $10,054.70

City of Adair Village – new tables/playground mats at city park; Adair Village, OR; $3,252.50

Heroes on the Water – cargo trailer and logo graphic to store/haul fishing kayaks/gear for veterans recreational therapy program; Portland, OR; $5,802.20

Toledo Elks – charter fees for bottom fishing/crabbing trip for veterans; Toledo, OR; $1,000

Prevention – $41,662

Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay – shoe vouchers, clothing and hygiene supplies for low-income children in Lincoln County schools; Newport, OR; $4,000

B’Nai B’rith Camp – scholarships for low-income day camp participants; Beaverton, OR; $5,000

CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties – ID badges for CASA advocates; Newport, OR; $1,080

Harrisburg High School – alcohol/drug-free graduation celebration; Harrisburg, OR; $500

Jefferson Teen Connection – recreation activities, sports scholarships and employment skills training; Jefferson, OR; $4,000

McNary High School – alcohol/drug-free graduation celebration; Keizer, OR; $500

Olalla Center for Children and Families – OARN development model, training and program materials; Toledo, OR; $5,000

Polk County Fair – ID kits, bicycle helmets, car seats, life jackets and space rental for children’s safety education booth at fair; Rickreall, OR; $3,705

Salvation Army of Marion and Polk Counties – backpacks/school supplies for Tools for Schools in Falls City School District; Salem, OR; $3,677

Siletz Valley Early College Academy – shoulder pads, game pants, blocking sled and coaching equipment for football team; Siletz, OR; $5,000

Tillamook High School – helmets/other gear for football team; Tillamook, OR; $5,000

West Salem High School – alcohol/drug-free graduation celebration; Salem, OR; $500

West Valley Housing Authority – food, backpacks and school supplies for Dallas Family Night Out; Dallas, OR; $3,700

Public Safety – $19,025

A Social Ignition – books/supplies for inmates to learn/practice sustainable business principles; Portland, OR; $3,500

Alsea Emergency Preparedness Council – materials, supplies and mileage for volunteer training with Benton County EMS; Alsea, OR; $875

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Northwest SARCon – venue rental/materials for search and rescue training conference; Oregon City, OR; $5,000

Mt. Wave Emergency Communications – replace/upgrade computers in communications truck; Clackamas, OR; $3,000

Siletz Valley Fire District – dispatching voice pagers; Siletz, OR; $6,650

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