Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Siletz Tribe donates $283,000; total giving near $13 million

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed nearly $283,000 to 63 organizations on May 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 $12.8 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $16.6 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 June 3. 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

Newport High School Grad Night

Distribution of $282,706.89

Arts – $15,800

Alsea Community Effort – materials and labor for raised rock wall planter at Alsea Community Library entrance; Alsea, OR; $1,500

Oregon Children’s Theatre – supplies and equipment for youth art center and art workshops; Toledo, OR; $3,500

Portland Japanese Garden – sponsor Art in the Garden exhibition of Japanese Ainu and American Indian woodcarvings; Portland, OR; $10,000

Yaquina River Museum of Art – supplies, publication and exhibit costs for arts and literature program for Siletz Valley Early College Academy students; Toledo, OR; $800

Cultural Activities – $3,000

Native American Peoples Association – food for annual pow-wow to support Native adults in custody reconnecting with family, culture and traditions; Salem, OR; $1,500

Native American Program at Warner Creek Correctional Facility – food and supplies for inmate American Indian pow-wow; Lakeview, OR; $1,500

Drug & Alcohol Treatment – $19,000

The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations – renovation construction costs of regional youth treatment center; Spokane Valley, WA; $5,000

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska – furnishings and equipment for Chee-Woy-NaZhee Halfway House; Winnebago, NE; $14,000

Education – $28,286.90

Central Linn Elementary School PTC – six-foot chain-link fence around school campus, including playground and sports fields; Brownsville, OR; $7,000

Eddyville Charter School – spiny dogfish sharks and dissecting tool set for science and body system studies; Eddyville, OR; $640

Kings Valley Charter School – cloud-based security cameras for school security and student safety; Philomath, OR; $3,048

Native American Rights Fund – Native law clerk position; Boulder, CO; $9,600

Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Indian Education – dentalium and cultural supplies for education presentations to fourth-grade classrooms; Salem, OR; $3,100

Siletz Tribal Head Start Parent Committee – swimming lessons, aquarium visit and end-of-year transition ceremonies; Siletz, OR; $1,650

Siletz Valley Friends of the Library – replace outdoor book return drop box; Siletz, OR; $2,800

Taft Elementary School – 3D printer to encourage STEM learning, skills and projects; Lincoln City, OR; $448.90

Health – $44,255

Albany Gleaners – food shares and meat from other sources for community food bank; Albany, OR; $2,000

ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington Chapter – specialized medical clinics, equipment and materials to help vulnerable ALS patients and families; Portland, OR; $5,000

Canyon Gleaners – food shares and other food sources for community food bank; Mill City, OR; $2,000

Coastal Range Food Bank Inc. – fresh foods for rural community food bank; Blodgett, OR; $2,000

Innovative Concepts for Families of Lincoln County – with Medical Teams International, dental van visits to Lincoln County to treat uninsured adults with urgent dental needs; Newport, OR; $5,000

Junction City Local Aid – support operations of family emergency food pantry; Junction City, OR; $2,000

Lane Senior Support Coalition – emergency assistance for low-income seniors when other programs are not available; Eugene, OR; $4,500

Lincoln County Joint Transportation Committee – medical access bus passes for agencies and medical providers to distribute to low-income and disadvantaged patients; Lincoln City, OR; $5,000

Marys River Gleaners – food shares and food resources 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; $4,000

Sharing Hands Inc. – food shares for community food pantry; Brownsville, OR; $2,000

South Benton County Gleaners – food share and food resources for community food bank; Monroe, OR; $2,000

St. Vincent de Paul-Lebanon – food shares and food inventory for emergency food pantry; Lebanon, OR; $2,000

Sweet Home/Lebanon Downtown Farmers Market – match SNAP benefits with bonus coupons to add more fresh fruits and vegetables to households; Lebanon, OR; $2,000

Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center – paint, furnishings and décor to create welcoming spaces for trauma-informed conversations; Tillamook, OR; $2,755

Historical Preservation – $50,000

Burns Paiute Tribe – renovation of commercial building to house culture and heritage center; Burns, OR; $10,000

Chetco Historical Memorial Committee – landscape berm featuring native plants; Brookings, OR; $10,000

Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society – Oregon Community Foundation curatorial staff endowment and museum capital building campaign; Lincoln City, OR; $30,000

Housing – $9,599

God Gear – equipment to safely treat bed bugs to maintain health and stability of transitional housing; Albany, OR; $9,599

Other – $42,194

Alsea Valley Gleaners – concrete forms, hydronic tubing and rebar for food distribution facility construction; Alsea, OR; $3,935

Bay Mills Indian Community – chairs and tables for Elder Center; Brimley, MI; $14,050

Panther Creek Senior and Community Center – parking lot grading and gravel, and storage shed; Otis, OR; $6,300

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Baseball – sponsor game tickets to honor “Youth of our Military Families” on July 4; Keizer, OR; $1,200

Shangri-La – tables, chairs and carts to support Social Club activities for people with disabilities, plus staff admissions for activities to assist clients; Salem, OR; $2,384

Siletz All-Class Reunion – use as needed for reunion of all class years; Toledo, OR; $500

Tillamook County Family YMCA – improve and expand northwest parking lot; Tillamook, OR; $10,000

Tillamook Eagles Auxiliary #2144 – new Bingo system with flashboard; Tillamook, OR; $3,000

Yachats Pride – honoraria, tech support, venue, etc., for Gender Tea Kiki (panel discussion) during Pride weekend; Yachats, OR; $825

Prevention – $35,886

2019 Hawaii Senior Trip (Warm Springs) – senior trip to Hawaii to celebrate graduates; Warm Springs, OR; $500

Adler’s Voice – training and travel to improve child abuse interviews/investigations for disabled and nonverbal children of Marion County; Bend, OR; $5,000

B’nai B’rith Camp

B’Nai B’rith Camp – scholarships for youth to participate in day camp; Beaverton, OR; $5,000

Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis – exercise equipment for middle school fitness project; Corvallis, OR; $2,026

Capital Futbol Club – youth soccer scholarships for families with incomes below federal poverty line; Salem, OR; $5,000

CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties – staff training fees, materials, trainer costs in advocate training program, VAULT database and other technologies; Newport, OR; $5,000

Cherry City Roller Derby – jerseys, pads, helmets, guards and loaner skates for youth age 10-17; Salem, OR; $2,860

Lady Bobcats Youth Basketball – basketballs, jerseys/shorts and gear bags for Nestucca girls tournament teams in grades 3-8; Hebo, OR; $2,000

Newport High School Grad Night Committee – drug- and alcohol-free grad night party; Newport, OR; $500

Parents of Senior Class Inc., Waldport High School – drug- and alcohol-free grad night party; Waldport, OR; $500

Senior Safe, Nestucca High School – drug- and alcohol-free grad night party; Hebo, OR; $500

The Pathfinder Network – support for Caring Dads, a 17-week violence intervention parenting program; Portland, OR; $7,000

Public Safety – $34,685.99

Adair Rural Fire and Rescue – replace fire protective turnouts for volunteers; Adair Village, OR; $10,250

Idanha-Detroit RFPD – purchase and install extractor washing machine for cleaning turnouts; Detroit, OR; $4,200

Lincoln City Police Department

Lincoln City Police Department – support for establishing a police K9 unit; Lincoln City, OR; $5,000

Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue – drone and ancillary equipment for use in technical search and rescue operations; Milwaukie, OR; $3,980.99

Siletz Valley Fire District – advanced tactical and protective gear for wildland firefighter team; Siletz, OR; $7,050

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District – training equipment, including advanced life support manikin, CPR manikin and AED trainer; Sweet Home, OR; $2,000

Toledo Fire Department

Toledo Fire Department – replace CPR manikins to meet new American Heart Association requirements; Toledo, OR; $2,205

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