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Siletz Charitable Fund Distribution

Siletz Tribe Continues Tradition of Giving
Donations Include $85,209 Distributed Last Week

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $85,209.20 to 38 organizations on May 2 as it continued its quarterly donations to nonprofit groups.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $10.9 million through the charitable fund and other Tribal resources. Chinook Winds has donated nearly $2.3 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 11, 2014. 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) and Native American entities and activities located anywhere in the United States.

Applications and requirements can be obtained at ctsi.nsn.us/charitable-contribution-fund, or click here or by calling Rosie Williams at 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

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May 2, 2014 – Distribution of $85,209.20

Arts – $1,900
* City of Siletz Parks & Recreation Committee – band fees and sound rental for outdoor concerts; Siletz, OR; $500
* Yaquina River Museum of Art – printing brochures and maps; Toledo, OR; $1,400

Cultural Activities – $175
* Lakota Oyate Ki – beading supplies; Salem, OR; $175

Education – $22,167
* Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians – Five Epson projectors and screens; Portland, OR; $3,750
* Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay Inc. – school supplies and books; Newport, OR; $1,660
* B’nai B’rith Camp – scholarships; Beaverton, OR; $1,000
* John F. Kennedy High School – science supplies; Mt. Angel, OR; $757
* Native American Rights Fund – summer law clerk program; Boulder, CO; $2,000
* Nestucca Jr./Sr. High School – scoreboard clock and console; Cloverdale, OR; $5,000
* Neighbors for Kids – saltwater aquarium and equipment, educational books and supplies, maps, posters and food; Depoe Bay, OR; $2,800
* Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife – bus rental for Family Fishing Day event; Newport, OR; $900
* Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Salmon River Hatchery – prizes and food for Free Fishing Day event; Otis, OR; $1,000
* Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Indian Education Program – food for 26 family nights; Salem, OR; $1,300
* Siletz Tribal Head Start Parent Committees – fees for swimming lessons; Siletz, OR; $2,000

Health – $27,160
* Canyon Gleaners – food; Mill City, OR; $2,000
* Central Valley Harvesters – food; Brownsville, OR; $2,000
* Fair Share Gleaners – food; Sweet Home, OR; $2,000
* Food Share of Lincoln County – food to share with pantries in county; Newport, OR; $7,500
* Hotshotz – uniforms and game balls; Toledo, OR; $1,170
* Inter-Christian Outreach – birth certificate fees, state ID fees, tents, tarps and sleeping bags for homeless individuals; Newport, OR; $2,000
* Lebanon Gleaners – food; Lebanon, OR; $2,000
* Linda L. Vladyka Breast Wellness Foundation – field rental for softball tournament; Salem, OR; $3,000
* Newport Food Pantry – food; Newport, OR; $2,000
* Pearl Buck Center – craft supplies, games, music and movies; Eugene, OR; $690
* Strengthening Rural Families – toothbrush kits; Philomath, OR; $2,800

Historical Preservation – $5,200
* Lincoln County Historical Society – two identical professionally designed and fabricated cases; Newport, OR; $1,000
* Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society (STAHS) – shelf curtains, lining, foam supports, associated hardware and document sleeves; Siletz, OR; 4,200

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