The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $519,035.70 to 38 organizations 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 $13.6 million since its inception in 2001.
Some local organizations that received grants include the Lincoln City Cultural Center received a grant for $25,000 for the development of the south pedestrian plaza and redesign of the center's outdoor space and parking project. Grace Wins Haven received $4,000 to pay for food for the winter emergency shelter. And the Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society received $25,000 for the museum capital building fund. Also Neighbors for Kids received a grant of $9,250 for after-school and preschool facility improvements, including kitchen hood venting system, commercial oven, touchless sinks/faucets and security fencing.
Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $17.6 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 Dec. 2, 2019.