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Siletz Tribal Charitable Contributions

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $427,837.36 to 28 organizations in February as it continues 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 $17.5 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $21.9 million through the charitable fund and other Tribal resources. Chinook Winds has donated more than $6.5 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 1, 2024. 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 U.S.

Applications and requirements can be obtained at ctsi.nsn.us/charitable-contribution-fund; 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 stccf@live.com. Distribution of $427,837.36

Cultural Activities – $18,630

Siletz Canoe Family – canoe paddle-making project, sponsorship of trainer, purchase of cultural wood, tools and gift-making supplies; Logsden, OR; $4,000

Siletz Round Dance Committee – lodging and honorariums for two-day Round Dance singers,

presenters and emcees; Siletz, OR; $8,630

Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society – five individual artist grants to be administered by Siletz

Youth Council, plus Youth Council travel and meeting costs; Siletz, OR; $6,000

Education – $301,012

Clemens Primary School – provide each kindergarten and first-grade student with a new

hardback book to keep at the end of Literacy Week in March; Philomath, OR; $900

Friends of the Lebanon Public Library – books for Summer Reading Program; Lebanon, OR;


Siletz Valley School – continued operations, including sixth- through 12 th -grade athletic

programs and equipment, cultural and language classes, summer school, health services,

liability insurance, and building and bus maintenance; Siletz, OR; $292,000

Taft High 7-12, Culinary Arts Program – culinary student participation in educational component of Cook Around the World 2024 at Epcot Center; Lincoln City, OR; $6,312

Health – $18,184

Altrusa International of Albany – card games and board games for CASA advocates to bring

with them when visiting clients; Albany, OR; $2,000

Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets – fruit and vegetables for children ages 4-12 participating in

weekly summer Power of Produce (PoP) Club at the Albany Farmers’ Market; Corvallis, OR;


Harrisburg School District – six meals for food-insecure students over each three-day school

weekend; Harrisburg, OR; $1,500

Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care – quarterly Caregiver Connections lunch workshops, including presenter stipend or travel expenses; Corvallis, OR; $2,900

Marys River Gleaners – food and household supplies for weekly food boxes for low-income

individuals and families; Corvallis, OR; $1,250

Mountain Gospel Fellowship – fuel for vehicles used by volunteers to transport fresh produce

from Salem and Dallas to weekly Falls City Produce Giveaway; Falls City, OR; $2,000

Newport American Legion Post #116 – approximately 800 Thanksgiving meals for those in need throughout Lincoln County; $1,500

Newport Composite Mountain Biking Team – enclosed trailer, loaner bikes, loaner helmets and cycling repair tools; Newport, OR; $4,034

Historical Preservation – $26,700

Albany Regional Museum – hanging grid wall system to better store and display historical

signage; Albany, OR; $1,700

Friends of Historic Butteville – add second public restroom to the Historic Butteville Store;

Donald, OR; $5,000

Vietnam War Memorial Fund – help with purchase of the sculpture “A Soldier’s Return” to be

installed at the Vietnam War Memorial on the Oregon State Capitol grounds in Salem;

Boring, OR; $20,000

Prevention – 14,250

Newport High School, Grad Night Committee – food for drug- and alcohol-free celebration;

Newport, OR; $750

Scalawags 1359 – cover a portion of registration fees and travel for youth robotics competitions;

Lebanon, OR; $3,000

Toledo Jr./Sr. High School, Prom Committee – costs of hosting this year’s prom; Toledo, OR; $500

WomenFirst Transition & Referral Center – outreach services to support the health, well-being and

social equity of underserved Black women across the Portland-metro community; Gresham,

OR; $10,000

Public Safety – $46,961.36

East Lincoln County Emergency Responders – course instructors, materials and supplies for

emergency medical responder course for all Lincoln County fire departments; Toledo, OR;


Jefferson Rural Fire District – exercise equipment for firefighter health and wellness; Jefferson, OR;


Pacific Northwest Search & Rescue – help purchase a new F350 4x4 search and rescue truck;

Milwaukie, OR; $10,000

Row River Fire Response – working and safety equipment for fire response volunteers; Dorena,

OR; $11,615

Siletz Valley Grange – replace deteriorated kitchen cabinets and plumbing along east wall of

grange building; Siletz, OR; $8,933.06

The Arts – $2,100

Central Coast Chorale/Coastal Voices – additional stage riser components to safely

accommodate a growing roster of singers; Waldport, OR; $2,100

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