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Siletz Tribe Continues Giving Back Through Its Charitable Fund


Siletz Tribe Continues to Give Back Through Charitable Fund
Donations Include $202,557 Distributed Today

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $202,557.74 to 48 organizations on May 4 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 $11.6 million since its inception in 2001.

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Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $14.9 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 May 28, 2018. 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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May 4 – Distribution of $202,557.74

Arts – $2,000
Yaquina River Museum of Art – advertising and rack cards to promote annual Toledo Labor Day Art Walk; Toledo, OR; $2,000

Cultural Activities
– $9,785
Native American Longhouse Eena Haws (OSU) – salmon for annual salmon bake for campus community; Corvallis, OR; $1,500
Native American Student Union, UO – reserved parking space fees for guests of Mother’s Day Pow-Wow; Eugene, OR; $1,800
Oregon State Correctional Institution NAPA – support for Native American Peoples Association’s pow-wow; Salem, OR; $500
Powder River Correctional Facility – food for Native Circle’s annual pow-wow; Baker City, OR; $485
The Museum at Warm Springs – Memory of the Land: Treaty of the Mid-Columbia River Tribes exhibition and activities; Warm Springs, OR; $5,000
Warner Creek Correctional Facility – support for Native American Cultural Program’s annual pow-wow; Lakeview, OR; $500

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Education
– $68,198.74
Friends of Yachats Library – murals and computer desks/equipment for children and teens areas in new library; Yachats, OR; $5,000
Neskowin Valley School – four cafeteria tables; Neskowin, OR; $4,748.74
Oregon Coast Community College – equipment upgrades of classroom videoconference and remote-learner technology; Newport, OR; $11,000
OSU Precollege TAG Program – buses for Lincoln County students to attend summer TAG programs; Corvallis, OR; $1,600
Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Indian Education Department – buses for field trips for American Indian/Alaska Native summer enrichment program; Salem, OR; $3,100
Siletz Tribal Head Start Parent Committee – supplies for end-of-year transition ceremonies and swim lessons for six Head Start classes; Siletz, OR; $2,750
Siletz Valley School – roof repairs at east end of elementary building and replacement of boiler system heating elements; Siletz, OR; $40,000

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Environment & Natural Resource Preservation – $9,680
Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council – science equipment, seedlings and port-a-potty rental for field-based watershed environmental education for middle school students; Cottage Grove, OR; $4,880
Elakha Alliance – travel costs and food service for two-day Sea Otter Status of Knowledge symposium for scientists and agency experts; Siletz, OR; $4,800

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Health – $41,750
Albany Gleaners – food and other basic items for community food bank; Albany, OR; $2,000
Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center – need-based scholarships for equine-assisted activities and therapies; Siletz, OR; $2,500
Catholic Community Services – fuel and insurance costs for food pantry truck serving Mt. Angel community; Salem, OR; $2,000
Food Share of Lincoln County – food inventory for distribution to food assistance programs throughout Lincoln County; Newport, OR; $11,000
Fresh and Local, First! – SNAP match incentives for produce at local farmers markets in Benton and Linn counties; Corvallis, OR; $2,000
Friends of Waldport – help with medical, prescription and dental costs for children and adults when other resources are not available; Waldport, OR; $5,000
Junction City Local Aid – help with operations, medical and transportation; Junction City, OR; $1,500
Lincoln County Joint Transportation Committee – bus passes to help patients get to medical/health appointments; Lincoln City, OR; $5,000
Lincoln County School District – installation of additional AED stations in six schools; Toledo, OR; $6,350
Sweet Home Gleaners – food for community food bank; Sweet Home, OR; $2,000
Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation – dental kits and teaching modules for baby day dental clinics in Washington and Yamhill counties; Aloha, OR; $2,400

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Historical Preservation
– $16,700
Chetco Historical Memorial Committee – matching funds for rendering and casting of Lucy Dick sculpture for Chetco Indian memorial site; Brookings, OR; $14,700
Soap Creek Schoolhouse Foundation – help with costs to replace roof of 1935 historic schoolhouse and woodshed; Corvallis, OR; $2,000

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Housing – $20,000
Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center – facility rent for temporary employment assistance program; Corvallis, OR; $9,600
Lincoln City Warming Shelter – rent and food for homeless resource center and severe weather shelter; Lincoln City, OR; $5,400
SquareOne Villages – transitional housing support program; Eugene, OR; $5,000

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Other – $12,824
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians – Native Vote T-shirts to support ATNI Native Vote program; Portland, OR; $2,100
Coastal Range Food Bank – asphalt paving of parking lot; Blodgett, OR; $3,000
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Baseball – ticket sponsor for July 4 tribute to Women of the Armed Forces – Past and Present; Keizer, OR; $1,200
Siletz Valley Friends of the Library – installation of drop-down stair unit that meets fire and safety codes; Logsden, OR; $1,524
Toledo Chamber of Commerce – help as needed for Toledo Waterfront Market, new site for local crafters, farmers and vendors to sell products; Toledo, OR; $5,000

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Prevention – $15,650
Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay – Project School Bell program to supply emergency clothing, shoes, backpacks and other items for students in need; Newport, OR; $4,000
Forest Grove High School, Grad Night Committee – alcohol- and drug-free graduation party; Forest Grove, OR; $500
Mill City-Gates Recreation Association – equipment and materials for youth sports program; Mill City, OR; $1,750
Peace Village Newport – supplies, projector and gas vouchers for summer camp to prevent racism and bullying; Newport, OR; $1,800
Siletz Valley Early College Academy, Grad Night Committee – alcohol- and drug-free graduation party; Siletz, OR; $500
Siletz Youth Football League – insurance, jerseys, helmet rental and other gear for youth football program; Siletz, OR; $5,000
Tillamook High School, Grad Night Committee – alcohol- and drug-free graduation party; Tillamook, OR; $500
Waldport High School, Football – uniforms and equipment; Waldport, OR; $1,600



Public Safety
– $5,970
Dexter Rural Fire Protection District – two thermal-imaging cameras; Dexter, OR; $2,770
Mary’s Peak Search and Rescue – help with costs of master trainer/evaluator for SAR dog training clinics and certification testing; Corvallis, OR; $1,900
Washington County Explorer Post 877 – food for SAR recruit training program; Hillsboro, OR; $1,300

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