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Siletz Tribe Operations: Writes big checks to the community for $344,006

Recipient representatives Siletz Confederated Tribe's donations to the community - August 5

Recipient representatives
Siletz Confederated Tribe’s donations to the community – August 5

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $344,006.45 to 24 organizations on August 5 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 $10.3 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $12.8 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.

Here is the distributions made on August 5th:

Education – $286,475

* Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation – printing and materials for statewide agricultural literacy project; Corvallis, OR; $2,625
* Siletz Valley Schools – operations and academic programs; Siletz, OR; $282,000
* Sweet Home Public Library – picture books for young children; Sweet Home, OR; $900
* Toledo Elementary School – robotic kits and team registration to launch Lego Robotics team; Toledo, OR; $950

Health – $17,700
* American Cancer Society – luminaria, T-shirts, medals, pins/sashes, DJ/sound system, food and beverage for Relay for Life events in Lincoln County; South Beach, OR; $2,500
* Florence Food Share – food; Florence, OR; $2,000
* Lebanon Gleaners – food; Lebanon, OR; $2,000
* Mapleton Food Share – food; Mapleton, OR; $2,000
* Muscular Dystrophy Association – supplies for summer camp for children with neuromuscular disease; Portland, OR; $4,000
* Soroptimist International of Albany – sponsorship of Walk for the Cause; Albany, OR; $2,000
* South Benton County Gleaners – food; Monroe, OR; $2,000
* Yachats Community Garden – construction material for raised garden beds; Yachats, OR; $1,200
* Other – $3,100
* American Legion Auxiliary – food, supplies and gifts for Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings; Newport, OR; $2,500
* Lincoln City Senior Center – food and supplies for annual Thanksgiving lunch; Lincoln City, OR; $600
* Prevention – $10,960
* McMinnville High School, Hispanic PTA – food, decorations and supplies for Day of the Dead and Halloween celebration fundraisers for 2017 Grad Night; McMinnville, OR; $500
* Nestucca Jr./Sr. High School – football helmets; Cloverdale, OR; $1,560
* Nestucca Jr./Sr. High School – refinish wrestling mat; Cloverdale, OR; $2,000
* Siletz Youth Football League – equipment and insurance; Siletz, OR; $3,100
* Taft High 7-12 – football shoulder pads and helmets; Lincoln City, OR; $2,000
* Waldport High School – football shoulder pads; Waldport, OR; $1,800
Public Safety – $25,771.45
* Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescue – Garmin GPSmap and equipment to upgrade sonar and radar array on rescue boat; Waldport, OR; $2,771.45
* Newport Fire Department – equipment for Lincoln County Technical Rope Rescue Team; Newport, OR; $5,500
* North Lincoln Fire & Rescue – rescue air cart, emergency escape harness and air hose for rescue operations; Lincoln City, OR; $10,500
* Tillamook County Search & Rescue – equipment for dive team; Milwaukie, OR; $7,000

The next deadline to submit applications is Sept. 21, 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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