Siletz Tribal Donations

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $165,099.49 to 45 organizations on Nov. 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 more than $11.2 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $14.5 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 Dec. 11, 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

Nov. 3, 2017 – Distribution of $165,099.49

Arts – $13,807.77

Nestucca Junior/Senior High – etching press, printmaking plates, pigments and supplies for printmaking art class; Cloverdale, OR; $1,403.07

Oregon Coast Children’s Theatre & Youth Center – community arts and theatre workshops; Toledo, OR; $3,000

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts – audiovisual equipment for lobby of performing arts center; Newport, OR; $4,404.70

Philomath Middle School, Band – repair instruments in band instrument loan program; Philomath, OR; $5,000

Cultural Activities – $9,100

Siletz Tribal Royalty – airfare, hotel, meals and other travel costs to attend Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow-Wow; Siletz, OR; $5,000

The Museum at Warm Springs – sewing equipment and tools for traditional clothing classes; Warm Springs, OR; $2,000

Veterans Pow-Wow Committee – sponsor awards for Golden Age pow-wow dance competition; Warm Springs, OR; $2,100

Education – $36,116

Falls City School District – student registration fees for driver’s education classes; Falls City, OR; $2,900

Friends of the Sweet Home Public Library – replace shelving in volunteer-operated community bookstore; Sweet Home, OR; $400

Oregon Coast Aquarium – major redesign of three display galleries; Newport, OR; $15,000

Oregon Coast STEM Hub – materials, food and buses for third- to 12th-grade students participating in the Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge; Newport, OR; $5,000

Philomath Elementary School – 10 sets of books for annual Oregon Battle of the Books team reading competition; Philomath, OR; $1,000

Salem Keizer Public Schools, Indian Education – food, decorations and materials for culturally based graduation celebration for Native American seniors; Salem, OR; $1,900

Siletz Valley Friends of the Library – annual deep cleaning by professional cleaning service; Siletz, OR; $1,456

Taft High 7-12, Taft Tech – two Ultimaker 3D printers and spool set for digital design studio; Lincoln City, OR; $3,460

The Shadow Project – books for special education students in Portland Public Schools’ Read Together project; Portland, OR; $5,000

Environment & Natural Resource Preservation – $1,500

North County Recreation District – buses, snacks and supplies for From the Forest to the Sea science camps for second- to sixth-graders; Nehalem, OR; $1,500

Health – $30,950

Alsea Valley Gleaners – food for community-based food bank; Alsea, OR; $2,000

Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay – dental kits for annual Something to Smile About dental education for kindergarten to sixth-grade students in the Lincoln County School District; Newport, OR; 3,500

Canyon Gleaners – food for community-based food bank; Mill City, OR; $2,000

Central Linn Gleaners – food for community-based food bank; Brownsville, OR; $2,000

Janus Youth Programs – fresh fruit for free fruit for kids during Village Market; Portland, OR; $3,500

Lebanon Gleaners – food for community-based food bank; Lebanon, OR; $2,000


Mapleton Food Share – food for community-based food bank; Mapleton, OR; $2,000

Northwest Coastal Housing – ADA-compliant stove for healthy cooking courses at the Ridge Complex Community Center; Newport, OR; $2,500

Sharing Hands Inc. – food for community-based food bank; Brownsville, OR; $2,000

South Benton County Gleaners – food for community-based food bank; Monroe, OR; $2,000

Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center – personal hygiene supplies for clients and cleaning supplies for women’s shelter; Tillamook, OR; $2,450

Yamhill Community Action Partnership – Friday Family Food weekend food program for students; McMinnville, OR; $5,000

Historical Preservation – $9,000

Pacific Northwest Archaeological Society – make the book Re-Awakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry available to Native basketweavers; Tumwater, WA; $5,000

Willamette Heritage Center – supplies, materials and printing to be used in restored 1909 caboose exhibit; Salem, OR; $4,000

Other – $3,495

Kilchis-Tillamook VFW Post 2848 – traveling military museum, bagpipers’ honorarium and promotional materials for annual Veterans Day Tribute; Bay City, OR; $1,000

Love INC of Benton County – Helping Without Hurting guides/workbooks, food and child care for financial literacy education; Corvallis, OR; $2,495

Prevention – $19,409.55

B’nai B’rith Camp – divider airwall and furnishings for day camp building and art studios; Lincoln City, OR; $10,000

CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties – website update and CPA contract for financial audit; Newport, OR; $2,000

Philomath High School, Grad Night Committee – inflatable rentals for alcohol- and drug-free graduation party; Philomath, OR; $500

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

Taft Tiger Boosters – transportation and game officials for middle school athletics programs; Lincoln City, OR; $5,000

Toledo Junior League Basketball – jerseys, basketballs and first aid kits for first- through eighth-grade teams; Toledo, OR; $1,409.55

Public Safety – $41,721.17

City of Rockaway Beach, Police Department – repair facade and roof of police building; Rockaway Beach, OR; $5,000

Life Flight Network Foundation – flight training simulator for Life Flight helicopter pilots; Aurora, OR; $15,000

Molalla Rural Fire Protection District #73 – adult and pediatric CPR manikins for fire volunteer training and public education; Molalla, OR; $4,766.77

Siletz Valley Fire District – premiums for workers’ comp, AD&D and life insurance policies for volunteers; Siletz, OR; $8,600

Tillamook County Search and Rescue – Garmin GPS devices for search and rescue operations; Tillamook, OR; $4,154.40

Toledo Volunteer Firefighters/ELCER – training books, instructor and CPR course for volunteer emergency medical responders; Toledo, OR; $4,200