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Siletz Charitable Giving List…

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Siletz Tribe Continues to Give Back Through Charitable Fund
Donations Include $172,332 Distributed Earlier This Month

Recipient groups and agencies

Recipient groups and agencies

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $172,332.37 to 49 organizations on May 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 nearly $10 million since its inception in 2001.

May 6, 2016 – Distribution of $172,332.37

The Arts – $10,500
Artists’ Studio Association – instructor/assistant fees and supplies for free summer Art Smart program for children age 7-13; Lincoln City, OR; $800
First Peoples Fund – sponsorship of Community Spirit Awards reception honoring Native artists; Rapid City, SD; $2,000
Polly Plumb Productions – materials for hanging quilts for juried art quilt show; Yachats, OR; $700
The Museum at Warm Springs – reception/programs for new exhibit, Kindred Spirits: The Artistic Journey of Lillian Pitt; Warm Springs, OR; $4,000
Willamette Heritage Center – event/education supplies, support for volunteers, artifacts and period clothing for Sheep to Shawl Family Festival; Salem, OR; $3,000

Cultural Activities – $7,000
Native American Longhouse Eena Haws – salmon for campus/community salmon bake; Corvallis, OR; $1,000
Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association – sponsorship of inter-generational basketweaving conference and related activities; Covington, WA; $6,000

Education – $20,691.67
American Indian Science and Engineering Society – Power Up science fair and robotics training/materials for students/staff at Siletz Valley School; Albuquerque, NM; $5,000
McNary High School – wireless headset microphone system for fitness education program; Keizer, OR; $800
Native American Rights Fund – scholarships/stipends for Native law clerk program; Boulder, CO; $9,600
Nestucca Valley Early Learning Center – sponsorship of beach run fundraiser at Cape Kiwanda; Cloverdale, OR; $1,000
Newport Public Library – supplies for Trail Tales summer storybook walk; Newport, OR; $125.67
Oceanlake Elementary – guided reading book sets for K-2 reading program; Lincoln City, OR; $3,300
Siletz Valley Friends of the Library – deep cleaning of carpets/facility; Siletz, OR; $866

Health – $36,899
Albany Gleaners – food; Albany, OR; $2,000
Alsea Valley Gleaners – member share contribution to Linn Benton Food Share; Alsea, OR; $2,000
Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center – scholarship program; Siletz, OR; $5,000
Coastal Range Food Bank – food; Blodgett, OR; $2,000
East County Community Partnership – snacks, prescription copays, glasses, shoe vouchers, backpacks and clothing through school-based health center; Toledo, OR; $3,000
Linda L. Vladyka Breast Wellness Foundation – field rental/umpire fees for softball tournament and fundraiser; Salem, OR; $4,330
My Sisters’ Place – replace refrigerators at shelter; Newport, OR; $3,525
North Santiam Gleaners – purchase food from Linn Benton Food Share; Scio, OR; $4,000
RSVP of Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties – durable medical equipment for seniors/persons with disabilities who are uninsured/underinsured; Albany, OR; $3,044
Sharing Hands – food for PackSnack program in Central Linn School District; Brownsville, OR; $2,000
Spirit of the Valley United Methodist Church – dishwasher/dish table for community hall kitchen renovation; Shedd, OR; $4,000
St. Vincent de Paul-Lebanon – emergency food pantry program; Lebanon, OR; $2,000

Historical Preservation – $26,500
Benton County Historical Society – chairs for classroom in Corvallis facility; Philomath, OR; $1,500
Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Foundation – construction of Siletz Tribal Cultural Center; Siletz, OR; $25,000
Other – $10,054.70
City of Adair Village – new tables/playground mats at city park; Adair Village, OR; $3,252.50
Heroes on the Water – cargo trailer and logo graphic to store/haul fishing kayaks/gear for veterans recreational therapy program; Portland, OR; $5,802.20
Toledo Elks – charter fees for bottom fishing/crabbing trip for veterans; Toledo, OR; $1,000

Prevention – $41,662
Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay – shoe vouchers, clothing and hygiene supplies for low-income children in Lincoln County schools; Newport, OR; $4,000
B’Nai B’rith Camp – scholarships for low-income day camp participants; Beaverton, OR; $5,000
CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties – ID badges for CASA advocates; Newport, OR; $1,080
Harrisburg High School – alcohol/drug-free graduation celebration; Harrisburg, OR; $500
Jefferson Teen Connection – recreation activities, sports scholarships and employment skills training; Jefferson, OR; $4,000
McNary High School – alcohol/drug-free graduation celebration; Keizer, OR; $500
Olalla Center for Children and Families – OARN development model, training and program materials; Toledo, OR; $5,000
Polk County Fair – ID kits, bicycle helmets, car seats, life jackets and space rental for children’s safety education booth at fair; Rickreall, OR; $3,705
Salvation Army of Marion and Polk Counties – backpacks/school supplies for Tools for Schools in Falls City School District; Salem, OR; $3,677
Siletz Valley Early College Academy – shoulder pads, game pants, blocking sled and coaching equipment for football team; Siletz, OR; $5,000
Tillamook High School – helmets/other gear for football team; Tillamook, OR; $5,000
West Salem High School – alcohol/drug-free graduation celebration; Salem, OR; $500
West Valley Housing Authority – food, backpacks and school supplies for Dallas Family Night Out; Dallas, OR; $3,700

Public Safety – $19,025
A Social Ignition – books/supplies for inmates to learn/practice sustainable business principles; Portland, OR; $3,500
Alsea Emergency Preparedness Council – materials, supplies and mileage for volunteer training with Benton County EMS; Alsea, OR; $875
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Northwest SARCon – venue rental/materials for search and rescue training conference; Oregon City, OR; $5,000
Mt. Wave Emergency Communications – replace/upgrade computers in communications truck; Clackamas, OR; $3,000
Siletz Valley Fire District – dispatching voice pagers; Siletz, OR; $6,650

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Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $12.4 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 June 15, 2016. 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 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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