Siletz Tribal Charitable Contributions

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $186,171.14 to 46 organizations today 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 $11.4 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $14.7 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 5, 2018. 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


Feb. 2 – Distribution of $186,171.14

Arts – $11,217

Bridgeway House – space rental, marketing and supplies for theatre production featuring children with autism; Eugene, OR; $2,067

Portland Center Stage – actor and production costs of DeLanna Studi’s And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears; Portland, OR; $5,000

St. Johns Center for Opportunity – pop-up canopies and musician fees for neighborhood art walk; Portland, OR; $3,400

Yaquina Art Association – steel materials to fabricate new security gate at gallery entrance; Newport, OR; $750


Drug & Alcohol Treatment – $2,180

Sharing Hands Inc. – GED course and test fees for clients in recovery; Brownsville, OR; $2,180

Education – $37,804.85

Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay – supplies and paperback books for Inspired Writers Project for sixth-graders in Lincoln City, Newport, Siletz, Toledo and Waldport; Newport, OR; $2,200

Career Tech High School – mileage, meals, cooking supplies and student incentives for Culinary and Food Services program; Lincoln City, OR; $4,735

Cedar Park Middle School – student supplies for earthquake preparedness and bridge building projects in seventh- and eighth-grade science classes; Portland, OR; $600

Eddyville Charter School – Chromebooks to improve use of technology in education goals in two elementary classrooms; Eddyville, OR; $2,100

Oregon Coast Community College, Nursing Program – health care simulation training manikin and peripheral equipment; Newport, OR; $23,000

Oregon Coast Visitors Association – curriculum, copying and Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association instructor training to implement hospitality worker training and certification program; Tillamook, OR; $2,500

South Prairie School – large seating-delineated rug and headphones for third-grade classroom; Tillamook, OR; $669.85

Sprague High School, Honors Research Class – digital and technical equipment for independent investigative research and science classes; Salem, OR; $2,000

Environment & Natural Resource Preservation – $14,563

Devils Lake Water Improvement District – aeration system installation for Devils Lake water quality improvement; Lincoln City, OR; $10,000

Nez Perce Tribe, Wildlife Division – initiate ammunition exchange program to reduce lead from spent ammo in food web within Tribal community; Lapwai, ID; $4,563

Health – $37,547

Business for Excellence in Youth – food for weekly food backpacks delivered to 300+ students in Lincoln City schools; Neotsu, OR; $2,000

City of Creswell – sprung flooring, glassless Mylar mirrors and studio improvements for dance and movement classes; Creswell, OR; $5,000

Corvallis-Albany Farmers Market – Power of Produce Club for children age 5-12 ($4 of tokens per week per child); Corvallis, OR; $2,000

Fair Share Gleaners – food for community food bank; Sweet Home, OR; $2,000

Lane Senior Support Coalition – emergency assistance for seniors to help with utilities, home repairs/access, dental, medical, transportation, etc.; Eugene, OR; $5,000

Lincoln County Oral Health Coalition – dental volunteer recruitment brochure and dental providers event to plan for emergency services in community; Newport, OR; $1,500

Mary’s River Gleaners – food for community food bank; Corvallis, OR; $2,000

Mountain Gospel Fellowship – gas vouchers for volunteer transporters’ vehicles for Friday Produce Distribution Program; Falls City, OR; $1,400

North Santiam Gleaners – food for community food bank; Scio, OR; $2,000

Olalla Center for Children and Families – replace flooring, and lighting and therapy/respite room furnishings/supplies; Toledo, OR; $10,000

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

RSVP of Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties – durable medical equipment for seniors and persons with disabilities; Albany, OR; $2,647

Historical Preservation – $38,450

Friends of Historic Butteville – fencing for restoration of historic Butteville river landing on Willamette River; Donald, OR; $6,000

Makah Cultural and Research Center – printing Makah Museum exhibit leaflets and visitor rack cards; Neah Bay, WA; $7,450

Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society – museum capital building fund; Siletz, OR; $25,000

Housing – $10,000

St. Vincent De Paul of Lane County – upgrade infrastructure to help rehabilitate Saginaw Mobile Home Park to preserve affordable low-income housing options in rural Lane County; Eugene, OR; $10,000

Other – $5,750

American Legion Post 122 – repair heat pump in building; Canby, OR; $5,000

Yachats Pride – Transgender Tea Party and LGBTQ speakers panel during Yachats Pride 2018; Yachats, OR; $750

Prevention – $7,081

City of Sweet Home – sponsorship of “Sweetheart of a Run in a Sweetheart of a Town” walk/run fundraiser for youth recreation activities; Sweet Home, OR; $1,878

Eddyville Charter School – girls and boys basketball uniforms for third- to sixth-graders and uniform storage totes; Eddyville, OR; $1,000

Hillsboro High School, Grad Night – alcohol- and drug-free all-night graduation party; Hillsboro, OR; $500

Milwaukie High School, Grad Night – alcohol- and drug-free all-night graduation party; Milwaukie, OR; $500

Nestucca High School, Grad Night – alcohol- and drug-free all-night graduation party; Pacific City, OR; $500

Oregon Titans Fastpitch – helmets, jackets and uniforms for girls age 9-18 softball team; Independence, OR; $1,203

Taft High 7-12, Grad Night – alcohol- and drug-free all-night graduation party; Neotsu, OR; $500

Toledo High School, Grad Night – alcohol- and drug-free all-night graduation party; Toledo, OR; $500

Youth Movement – lunch for participants at American Indian youth empowerment through sports and education event; Eugene, OR; $500

Public Safety – $21,578.29

Depoe Bay Fire District – emergency food supplies and shelter for Otter Rock cache; Gleneden Beach, OR; $2,000

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Depoe Bay Fire District – haz-mat suits and equipment to improve response time to spills; Lincoln City, OR; $9,500

Siletz Valley Fire District – chest compression machine; Siletz, OR; $8,000

Tillamook County Search and Rescue – two AED units, printer and microwave for SAR command trailer and training center; Tillamook, OR; $2,078.29

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