Siletz Tribal Charitable Contributions

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $397,514.05 to 34 organizations on Aug. 4 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 $11.1 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $14.3 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 Sept. 5, 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

Aug. 4, 2017 – Distribution of $397,514.05

Arts – $1,600

Yaquina River Museum of Art – advertising for Toledo’s Labor Day Art Walk; Toledo, OR; $1,600

Cultural Activities – $11,000

Monday Musical Club of Tillamook – advertising for Oktoberfest in the Dairylands; Tillamook, OR; $1,000

Siletz Tribal Elders Council – registration, lodging, per diem and other costs to help elders attend the Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association gathering in October; Otis, OR; $10,000

Education – $301,289.28

Estacada School District – two automated external defibrillators; Estacada, OR; $3,185

Lakota Waldorf School – cultural art supplies and archery equipment for K-6 school programs; Kyle, S.D.; $5,000

Lincoln County School District – busing, instructor fees and pool fees for adapted swim lesson program for students with moderate to severe disabilities; Toledo, OR; $5,387.88

Santiam Elementary School – scholarships and equipment for one-week outdoor program for sixth-graders; Mill City, OR; $2,000

Siletz Valley Schools – operational costs for public charter K-12 school programs; Siletz, OR; $282,000

The Salvation Army of Marion and Polk Counties – backpacks, school supplies and bike helmets for Tools for Schools program; Salem, OR; $3,716.40

Environment & Natural Resource Preservation – $2,800

Luckiamute Watershed Council – 5,000 native plants for riparian restoration along upper Luckiamute River and tributaries; Independence, OR; $2,800

Health – $9,000

Fish of Albany Inc. – food for weekly Snacks for Packs weekend food program for students; Albany, OR; $2,000

Friends of Waldport – help children, families and seniors with costs of medical and dental care when other resources are not available; Waldport, OR; $5,000

Philomath Community Gleaners – food for community-based food bank; Corvallis, OR; $2,000

Historical Preservation – $11,461.43

Adair Living History – electrical hardware for ADA doorway and interior framing of phase 2 of historic barracks renovation; Albany, OR; $7,500

Paul Washington VFW Post 732 – replace fencing and gate at Riverside VFW Cemetery; Siletz, OR; $1,461.43

Sheridan Museum of History – plumbing renovations in historic 1914 building that will become the permanent home of the museum; Sheridan, OR; $2,500

Housing – $500

Innovative Concepts for Families of Lincoln County – cleaning supplies to help families learn good housekeeping techniques; Newport, OR; $500


Other – $19,300

American Legion Auxiliary – turkey, ham and supplies for Thanksgiving meal for veterans, and gifts and snacks for annual community Christmas party; Newport, OR; $5,000

Friends of the Greater Toledo Pool – structural engineer design study for roof replacement; Toledo, OR; $11,200

Kiawanda Community Center – tables and chairs to finish new addition to community center; Pacific City, OR; $2,500

Lincoln City Senior Center – turkey and supplies for annual Thanksgiving luncheon; Lincoln City, OR; $600

Prevention – $25,490

Altrusa International of Albany – gift cards for back-to-school shopping for low-income students; Albany, OR; $3,000

City of Creswell – snacks, equipment and art supplies for after-school program; Creswell, OR; $1,150

Lakota Oyate Ki Cultural Club – video project and supplies for American Indian youth speaking panel mentor program; Salem, OR; $2,000

McMinnville High School Hispanic PTA/Grad Night Committee – food and supplies for cultural event fundraiser for Safe & Sober Grad Night 2018; McMinnville, OR; $500

Polk County Fair – ID kits, bike helmets, car seats, life jackets and tent rental for children’s safety education exhibit during the fair; Rickreall, OR; $4,015

Siletz Valley Early College Academy, Wrestling – singlets and warm-ups for team; Siletz, OR; $1,225

Tillamook High School, Football – tackling equipment, helmets and shoulder pads for team; Tillamook, OR; $6,000

Toledo Mat Club – training equipment for wrestling club for children age 5-18; Toledo, OR; $3,400

West Valley Housing Authority – food, student backpacks and supplies for Dallas Family Night Out; Dallas, OR; $4,200

Public Safety – $15,073.34

City of Rockaway Beach Police Department – automated external defibrillators; Rockaway Beach, OR; $5,000

Falls City Fire Department – replace one automated external defibrillator on fire truck and install one in public space for general use; Falls City, OR; $2,500

Port of Toledo – table, chairs and whiteboard for classroom, and kayak and paddles for water safety classes; Toledo, OR; $2,575.34

Tillamook County Search and Rescue – two FLIR hand-held thermal imaging units; Milwaukie, OR; $4,998

Information and photo provided by CTSI