Siletz Tribal Contributions

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $153,325.12 to 38 organizations on Feb. 3 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 $10.6 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $13 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 7, 2017. 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

Arts – $12,000

Community Arts Project – venue rental, printing/media and postage/supplies for Your Art’s Desire fundraiser for arts literacy in public schools; Cloverdale, OR; $2,250

Lincoln City Cultural Center – replace wheelchair lift; Lincoln City, OR; $8,000

Polly Plumb Productions – media and printing for Yachat’s Pride/Two Spirit celebration; Yachats, OR; $750

Porthole Players Ltd. – royalty fees, rehearsal space and music recording fee for presentation of Really Rosie in three Newport schools; Newport, OR; $1,000

Cultural Activities – $10,815

Northwest Indian Veteran Association – flag and uniform supplies; Portland, OR; $2,315

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association – sponsor annual intergenerational conference and gathering; Covington, WA; $7,000

Two Rivers Correctional Institution – beading and cultural craft supplies; Umatilla, OR; $1,500


Education – $21,250

Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay Inc. – copies of book and supplies for Inspired Writers Project for sixth-grade classes; Newport, OR; $2,200

Foster Grandparent Program of Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties – support for program volunteers; Albany, OR; $1,000

Oregon Sea Grant – student scholarships for Hatfield Marine Science Center programs; Newport, OR; $3,000

Salem-Keizer School District, Indian Education Program – food and supplies for graduation celebration and dinner for Native students and their families; Salem, OR; $1,785

Science Factory Children’s Museum – tools and equipment for new in-house exhibit fabrication shop; Eugene, OR; $7,510

Siletz Tribal Head Start, Parent Committee – swim lessons, classroom activities, field trips and transition ceremony supplies; Siletz, OR; $3,577

Siletz Valley Friends of the Library – annual liability insurance for library volunteers; Siletz, OR; $678

Yachats Youth & Family Activities Program – study lessons and materials to support Creative Curriculum activities in preschool program; Yachats, OR; $1,000

Youth Movement – lunch for university visit featuring traditional sports/games for 170-200 Native students; Eugene, OR; $500


Health – $42,945

Alsea Valley Gleaners – food; Alsea, OR; $2,000

College United Methodist Church – replace commercial refrigerator; Philomath, OR; $2,995

Fish of Lebanon – food; Lebanon, OR; $2,000

Food Roots – one MacBook Air and one Dell laptop to improve technology for farm-to-school programs; Tillamook, OR; $1,600

Food Share of Lincoln County – food for Lincoln County food banks and agencies; Newport, OR; $11,000

Harrisburg Harvesters Gleaners – protein to supplement contributions to families; Harrisburg, OR; $2,000

Mario Pastega House – patient and family lodging assistance for Lincoln County residents; Corvallis, OR; $10,000

Marion-Polk Food Share – greenhouse for youth farm and community garden programs; Salem, OR; $2,000

North End Senior Solutions – food and caregiver training for adult day service programs; Otis, OR; $2,850

Pacific Communities Health District Foundation – i-STAT handheld device for Telestroke Program; Newport, OR; $2,000

RSVP of Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties – durable medical goods for elders or disabled people; Albany, OR; $2,500

Sweet Home Gleaners Inc. – food; Sweet Home, OR; $2,000

Historic Preservation – $14,230

Chetco Historical Memorial Committee – design and installation of interpretive panels at Chetco Indian village memorial; Brookings, OR; $14,230

 Other – $12,586.42

Salmon River Grange – replace roof of grange that serves Rose Lodge community; Otis, OR; $9,375

Siletz Valley Grange – replace two front entry doors and outdoor lighting; Siletz, OR; $3,211.42

Prevention – $2,878

City of Sweet Home – sponsorship of Sweetheart of a Run in a Sweetheart of a Town fundraiser for summer parks and recreation youth activities; Sweet Home, OR; $1,878

Lebanon High School, Grad Night Committee – gifts and prizes for drug- and alcohol-free graduation celebration; Lebanon, OR; $500

Sprague High School, Grad Night Committee – venue rental for drug- and alcohol-free graduation celebration; Salem, OR; $500

Public Safety – $36,620.70

Adair Rural Fire and Rescue – replace two turnouts of fire protective clothing; Adair Village, OR; $4,410.70

Siletz Valley Fire District – salary and benefits to retain fire chief as a full-time position; Siletz, OR; $25,000

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District; two video laryngoscopes for emergency services; Sweet Home, OR; $4,000

Tillamook County Search and Rescue – handheld in-reach satellite two-way communicators; Milwaukie, OR; $3,210