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Siletz Tribes Charitable Giving Score Sheet….May 5th

Members of groups receiving the latest charitable distribution from Siletz Tribes largely through their hotel-casino operations.


The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $120,655.38 to 42 organizations on May 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 $10.7 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $13.2 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.

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The next deadline to submit applications is May 30, 2017. 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.

Arts– $500
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology – marketing and scholarships to expand enrollment in art workshops; Otis, OR; $500

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Cultural Activities – $3,062.34
Native American Longhouse Eena Haws – fresh salmon for annual campus community Salmon Bake; Corvallis, OR; $1,500
Native American Program, WCCF – food, beads and craft supplies for annual pow-wow at Warner Creek Correctional Facility; Lakeview, OR; $1,262.34
Native American Student Union, UO – Pendleton blanket honor gifts for annual University of Oregon Mother’s Day Pow-Wow; Eugene, OR; $300

Drug & Alcohol Treatment – $2,300
Native American Rehabilitation Assoc. of the NW – cultural program supplies and materials for moccasin and beaded-item kits for Native youth in residential treatment program; Portland, OR; $2,300

Education – $21,100
Native American Rights Fund – scholarship for Native law clerk internship for summer 2017; Boulder, CO; $9,600
Newport Middle School – 10 Lego kits for robotics elective course; Newport, OR; $2,500
Newport High School – electronic component kits for computer science and technology course; Newport, OR; $1,500
Newport High School, Robotics – 4 remotely operated vehicle kits for teams involved in academic competitions; Newport, OR; $2,500
Oregon Coast STEM Hub – airfare and lodging for Lincoln County schools’ 4 winning wind teams to attend National KidWind Challenge 2017; Newport, OR; $4,000
UO Native Duck Fund – grants for Native students at the University of Oregon to participate in professional development opportunities; Eugene, OR; $1,000

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Environment & Natural Resource Preservation
– $5,713.36
Devils Lake Water Improvement District – SI Exo 2 handheld unit and case for water quality sampling program; Lincoln City, OR; $2,700
Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council – laboratory incubator and IDEXX comparator used for Salmon River and Siletz Bay water quality monitoring; Neotsu, OR; $3,013.36

Health – $31,430
Albany Gleaners – food for community food bank; Albany, OR; $2,000
American Cancer Society – supplies and luminaria for Lincoln City and Newport Relay for Life events; Waldport, OR; $2,100
Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center – scholarships for people with special needs to participate in therapeutic equine activities; Siletz, OR; $5,000
Canyon Gleaners – food for community food bank; Mill City, OR; $2,000
Central Linn Gleaners – food for community food bank; Halsey, OR; $2,000
Food Backpack for Kids – weekend meal program for children in Siuslaw/Mapleton schools for 2017-2018 school year; Florence, OR; $2,000
Liberty House – replace 3 computers used by medical staff; Salem, OR; $3,000
Linda L. Vladyka Breast Wellness Foundation – field rental and umpire fees for annual Play for a Cure softball tournament; Salem, OR; $4,330
Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. – program supplies for MDA summer camp for children age 6-17 affected by neuromuscular disease; Portland, OR; $4,000
RideAble – reduced tuition for children with disabilities to participate in therapeutic horse-assisted program; Springfield, OR; $3,000
South Benton County Gleaners – food for community food bank; Monroe, OR; $2,000

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Historical Preservation – $8,000
Taft Pioneer Cemetery Assoc. – grade and repair access road to cemetery; Neotsu, OR; $8,000

Other – $15,002.82
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Newport #2105 – replace appliances in commercial kitchen used for charitable fundraising and by community nonprofits; Newport, OR; $10,266.82
Heroes on the Water, North Oregon Coast Chapter – 8 kayaks for therapeutic water recreation services for veterans; Garibaldi, OR; $4,736

Prevention – $32,646.86
Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay – emergency clothing, hygiene supplies and shoe vouchers for Project School Bell, which serves students in Newport, Waldport, Toledo, Siletz and Eddyville; Newport, OR; $4,000
Assistance League of Salem-Keizer – support for Operation School Bell, which helps 3,000 low-income students in Salem-Keizer and Chemawa schools receive clothing, coats and shoes; Salem, OR; $3,000
B’Nai B’rith Camp – day camp scholarships to help low-income Lincoln County children attend camp on Devils Lake; Beaverton, OR; $5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 240 – Marmot Tungsten 4-person, 3-season tents; Newport, OR; $660
Capital Futbol Club – scholarships for low-income youth to participate in competitive soccer program; Salem, OR; $2,500
East County Community Partnership – health center based at Toledo HS to provide clothes, shoes, school supplies, backpacks, food, glasses and medical copays for homeless and at-risk youth in Siletz, Eddyville and Toledo; Toledo, OR; $5,000
Forest Grove HS, Grad Night Committee – support for drug- and alcohol-free celebration; Forest Grove, OR; $500
Lebanon Community School District – school supplies, backpacks and food; Lebanon, OR; $1,600
Lincoln County Foster Parent Assoc. – activity enrichment funds for foster children; Newport, OR; $800
McNary HS, Grad Night Committee – support for drug- and alcohol-free celebration; Keizer, OR; $500
Peace Village, Newport – supplies and gas cards for Peace Day camp that works to prevent racism, bullying and intolerance; Newport, OR; $1,665
SET (Siletz, Eddyville, Toledo) Baseball Assoc. – shin guards, catcher’s mitts and umpire safety gear; Toledo, OR; $2,001.86
Siletz Valley Early College Academy, Football Program – shoulder pads, pants, girdles, socks and 8 blocking shields; Siletz, OR; $4,920
Toledo HS, Grad Night Committee – support for drug- and alcohol-free celebration; Toledo, OR; $500

Public Safety – $900

Lincoln County Community Justice – use of parole and probation work crew in Siletz area in coordination with Sheriff’s Office; Newport, OR; $900

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