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Siletz Tribe Charitable Giving: February 2015

Recipients of nearly $120,000 in total charitable donations to local groups and agencies.

Recipients of nearly $120,000 in total charitable donations to local groups and agencies.

Siletz Tribe Continues to Give Back Through Charitable Fund
Donations Include $118,113 Distributed Last Week

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $118,113.84 to 45 organizations on Feb. 6 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 $9.1 million since its inception in 2001.

Feb. 6, 2015 – Distribution of $118,113.84

The Arts – $4,966

* Children’s Educational Theatre – mixing console and antenna distribution amplifier; Salem, OR; $2,000
* Lincoln Pops Orchestra Inc. – music lights and piano tuning; Newport, OR; $966
Oregon Coast Children’s Theatre and Youth Art Center – art supplies and equipment; Toledo, OR; $2,000

Cultural Activities – $1,020

* Taft High 7-12 Native Student Association – motel and food for annual Native Wellness Conference and OSU pow-wow/salmon bake; Lincoln City, OR; $1,020
Education – $37,452
* Alsea Elementary School – laptop computers, program and software; Alsea, OR; $5,000
* Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay Inc. – supplies for student writing projects and books by author; Newport, OR; $2,200
* Corvallis High School FIRST Robotics Team #997 – motel and food to attend robotics competition; Corvallis, OR; $1,500
* John F. Kennedy High School – balance beams, heart rate monitors, blood pressure monitors and accelerometers; Mt. Angel, OR; $1,783
* Newport High School Robotics Team YAK Attack 2192 – motel, transportation and food for FIRST robotics competition; Newport, OR; $3,000
* ODFW Salmon River Hatchery – fishing derby prizes, food and water; Otis, OR; $1,000
* Oregon Coast Aquarium – exhibit purchase and shipping; Newport, OR; $5,000
* Salem-Keizer Public Schools – food and supplies for Eagle Feather Graduation Celebration; Salem, OR; $1,469
* Santiam Junior/Senior High School – Kidwind kits, PVC pipe and joints, car battery, swimming pool, soldering kits, power drills and other supplies; Mill City, OR; $2,000
* Siletz Valley School – passports and photos, and airline tickets for Mayan exchange; Siletz, OR; $5,000
* Tillamook High School Baseball – artificial turf; Tillamook, OR; $5,000
* Toledo Elementary School – climbing wall and safety mat; Toledo, OR; $2,000
* Youth Development Coalition of Lincoln County – trainers; Newport, OR; $2,500

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Health – $36,799

* A Gift of Time of Oregon – respite care; Dallas, OR; $2,500
*Alsea Valley Gleaners – food; Alsea, OR; $2,000
* Canyon Gleaners – food; Mill City, OR; $2,000
* Central Linn Gleaners – food; Brownsville, OR; $2,000
* Fair Share Gleaners – food; Sweet Home, OR; $2,000
* Lincoln County Foster Parent Association – clothing and enrichment program; Newport, OR; $1,200
* Marion-Polk Food Share – warehouse cooler; Salem, OR; $5,000
*Mary’s River Gleaners – food; Corvallis, OR; $2,000
* Newport Lions Club – screenings, and vision and hearing services; Newport, OR; $4,500
* North Santiam Gleaners – food; Scio, OR; $5,000
* Philomath Community Gleaners – food; Corvallis, OR; $2,000
* Siletz, Eddyville, Toledo (SET) Baseball Association – pitching machine; Toledo, OR; $2,599
* South Benton County Gleaners – food; Monroe, OR; $2,000
* St. Vincent de Paul – food; Lebanon, OR; $2,000

Historical Preservation – $2,000

* Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses – lumber, hardware, seed and cultivars, soil-building supplements, irrigation, youth stipend, brochure printing and wayside exhibit; Newport, OR; $2,000

Housing – $2,250

* Lebanon Area Habitat for Humanity – stump and tree removal, and septic hookup; Lebanon, OR; $2,250
* Other – $1,500
* Toledo Chamber of Commerce – office sign; Toledo, OR; $1,500
Prevention – $8,800
* CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties – laptop computer with accessories, brochures, training supplies and manuals; Newport, OR; $2,800
* City of Sweet Home – Edge timing service, medals and ribbons, awards and gifts for
* Sweetheart Run; Sweet Home, OR; $2,000
* Human Solutions, Inc. – food; Portland, OR; $2,000
* Jefferson High School Grad Night Committee – alcohol- and drug-free graduation event; Jefferson, OR; $500
* McNary Celtic Celebration – alcohol- and drug-free graduation event; Keizer, OR; $500
* Parents of Senior Class 2015 – alcohol- and drug-free graduation event; Waldport, OR; $500
* Sprague High School Senior Graduation Party – alcohol- and drug-free graduation event; Salem, OR; $500

Public Safety – $23,326.84

* Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office – program expenses and professional services for Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit; Oregon City, OR; $10,000
* Mt. Wave Emergency Communications – broadband Global Area Network (BGAN 710), tactical bridge and Any Tone (AT 588); Oregon City, OR; $6,245
* My Sister’s Place – washers, dryers and related hardware, and warranties; Newport, OR; $4,481.84
* Toledo Volunteer Firefighter Association – instructor fees and course supplies for CPR class; Toledo, OR; $2,600

TOTAL – $118,113.84

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $11.5 million through the charitable fund and other Tribal resources. Chinook Winds has donated more than $2.8 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 18, 2015. 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 ctsi.nsn.us/charitable-contribution-fund; 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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