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Siletz Tribe surpasses $20 million in donations | New


The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has distributed $149,050 to 37 organizations as it continues quarterly giving to nonprofit groups. Due to the current conditions of the coronavirus pandemic, the reception originally scheduled for May 6 has been cancelled.

The Siletz Tribe has made contributions through employment, monetary donations, and cooperative actions to the Siletz community, Lincoln County, and the State of Oregon. The benevolent fund‘s seven-member advisory board has distributed more than $15.6 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $20 million through the charitable fund and other tribal resources. Chinook Winds has donated over $6.5 million in cash and fundraising items since opening in 1995. The casino also provides in-kind donations of convention space for various fundraisers as well as technical support, publicity and labor for many events.

The next deadline for submitting applications is June 1. Eligibility for money from the Benevolent Fund is limited to two categories:

• Entities and activities located within 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 ctsi.nsn.us/charitable-contribution-fund; by calling 800-922-1399, ext. 1227 or 541-444-8227; or by mailing the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, PO Box 549, Siletz, OR 97380-0549. Applications can be submitted by email to [email protected]

Linn-Benton Community College Foundation – matching funds for the outdoor public art installation at the new LBCC Benton Center; Corvallis, OR; $2,000

Salem Art Association – salaries, bus passes and lunches for youth workers who distribute art supplies to 1,250 children; Salem, OR; $5,000

Cultural activities – $11,000

Many Nations Culture Club – bison, salmon, other food and supplies for the July powwow for adults in custody and guests; Salem, OR; $1,000

Native American Youth & Family Center – gardening, arts, culture, cooking, canning, and Wellbriety activities and supplies; Portland, OR; $5,000

PSU Native American Student & Community Center – blankets for the Honor Day Blanket Ceremony for Native American, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander PSU graduates; Portland, OR; $5,000

Halsey City Library – installing a ductless heat pump in the library building; Halsey, OR; $2,000

Lebanon School District Welcome Center – clothing, coats, food, hygiene items, school supplies and gas cards to help homeless students and families; Lebanon, OR; $4,000

Native American Rights Fund – sponsors Native American legal positions for summer 2022; Boulder, Colorado; $9,600

Preservation of the environment and natural resources – $4,100

Nez Perce Tribe, Wildlife Division – lead-free ammunition will be distributed to hunters in Nimiipuu to limit the impact of lead in condor recovery areas and subsistence game; Boise, ID; $4,100

Gambling addiction – $5,000

Oregon Council on Problem Gambling – promoting unbiased research and learning to address problem gambling and gambling addiction; Portland, OR; $5,000

Albany Gleaners – food for the weekly distribution program; Albany, OR; $2,000

Altrusa International of Albany – shelf-stable foods and proteins for the backpacks of homeless patients discharged from acute hospitalization; Albany, OR; $2,000

Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center – scholarships for equine-assisted activities and therapy services; Siletz, OR; $5,000

Kindness Closet of Salem – food to help the homeless; Salem, OR; $2,000

Mountain Gospel Fellowship – fuel costs for volunteers carrying fresh produce from Marion/Polk Food Share to the church distribution site each week; Falls City, OR; $700

Our Lutheran Church of the Savior – install a 3-bay sink and hand washing sink to meet health and safety guidelines to serve hot meals to those in need; Waldport, OR; $5,000

Philomath Community Gleaners – food and food resources; Philomath, OR; $2,000

South Lane Mental Health – matching secure resources for counseling services for low-income Lantinx and Guatemalans; Cottage Grove, OR; $3,500

Historic Preservation – $16,550

Living History of Adair – upgraded indoor electrical infrastructure at the Camp Adair “East Barracks” Interpretive Center; Adair Village, OR; $5,000

Chetco Historical Memorial Committee – annual cost of landscape maintenance and water use for native plant and lawn maintenance at the memorial site; Brookings, OR; $1,800

Toledo Cemetery Association – concrete blocks and materials for erosion control, parking lot and safety barrier; Toledo, OR; $4,750

Willamette Grange #52 – asbestos removal and removal of kitchen flooring; Corvallis, OR; $5,000

City of Amity – replacing the woodchip cushion in the city park playground; Friendship, GOLD; $3,500

Neighbors for Kids – south parking lot paving, sealing and marking capital improvements; Depoe Bay, OR; $7,000

Quilts from Caring Hands – fabric and stuffing for handmade quilts distributed to children in social services; Corvallis, OR; $2,000

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Baseball – sponsor tickets for veterans and families to attend the annual July 4 Patriotic Tribute to Veterans at Volcanoes Stadium; Keiser, OR; $1,200

Tillamook Early Learning Center – match guaranteed funds/sponsor the 5K Color Fun Run fundraising event; Tillamook, OR; $4,500

Assistance League of Salem-Keizer – clothing, coats, and shoes to support Operation School Bell to help low-income students at Salem-Keizer Schools and Chemawa Indian School; Salem, OR; $5,000

Camp B’nai B’rith – capital construction of a gymnasium/country house at the camp based in Lincoln City; Portland, OR; $12,500

Eddyville Charter School, Grad Night – supporting alcohol and drug free graduation event; Toledo, OR; $500

For the Love of the Game Inc. – fixing the bleachers at Keizer Little League Park; Keiser, OR; $5,000

Philomath High School, Senior All-night Party Committee – support for the alcohol and drug free graduation event; Philomath, OR; $500

Sprague High School, Senior Graduation Party – supporting the alcohol and drug free graduation event; Salem, OR; $500

Siletz, Eddyville Toledo Baseball & Softball Assoc. – helmets, bats, catcher’s equipment, baseballs and softballs used by young athletes; Toledo, OR; $5,500

Willamette University Academy – cafeteria meal fees for participants in grades 8-12 of the Summer Camp Academic and College Experience Programs; Salem, OR; $5,000

Public Safety – $14,900

East Lincoln County Emergency Responders – structural fire fighting mesh and turnout gear bags; Toledo, OR; $8,600

Siletz Valley Fire District – Match Secured Funds for Remote Control Water Rescue Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard; Siletz, OR; $6,300