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Siletz Tribal Charitable Awards 2019 – Nearly $200,000 distributed 2/1/19

Recipients of Siletz Tribe donations to the community…


Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department with a handsome check from the Siletz Tribes

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $193,289.76 to 46 organizations on Feb. 1 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 $12.5 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $16.3 million through the charitable fund and other Tribal resources. Chinook Winds has donated more than $6.5 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 March 4, 2019. 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.

Feb. 1 – Distribution of $193,289.76

Arts – $1,500

North Albany Middle School, Dolce Voices – support for trip to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York; Albany, OR; $1,500

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Cultural Activities – $12,328

* Chemawa Indian School, Pow-Wow Club – folding chairs, shelf unit, wagon and totes for pow-wow and other events; Salem, OR; $2,528
* Deer Ridge Native American Religious Services – cultural art supplies and sweat lodge firewood for Native inmate culture and religion program; Madras, OR; $800
* Lhaq’TeMish Foundation – supplies and food for Paddle to Lummi 2019; Bellingham, WA; $3,000
* Portland State University, Native American Student and Community Center – support for Native graduates’ Honor Day and Blanket Ceremony; Portland, OR; $2,500
* Powder River Correctional Facility – buffalo, venison, other food and supplies for annual Native Circle Pow-Wow; Baker City, OR; $500
* Siletz Tribal Royalty – airfare, lodging, rental car and parking to attend Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow in Albuquerque; Siletz, OR; $3,000

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Education – $$23,807

* Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay – books and materials for Inspired Writers Project, author to visit sixth-grade classes in Newport, Toledo, Siletz, Waldport and Lincoln City; Newport, OR; $2,900
* Long Tom Watershed Council – supplies for youth traditional ecological knowledge education in Long Tom watershed; Eugene, OR; $1,200
* Monroe Middle School – chairs designed for music instruction and movable chair-storage carts; Eugene, OR; $5,462
* Neskowin Valley School – Lego and robotics classroom sets to expand STEM education and student access to technology; Neskowin, OR; $1,000
* Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education – computer and furnishings for new hands-on educational lab to extend museum’s exhibits; Portland, OR; $7,750
* Salem Keizer Public Schools, Indian Education – supplies, snacks and buses for three-week summer academic camp for American Indian/Alaska Native students; Salem, OR; $2,800
* Sam Case Elementary School – fee for student inquiry activity and visit to Hatfield * * Marine Science Center science lab; Newport, OR; $195
* Toledo Public Library – “Userful” cloud-based technology to manage library access and patrons’ use of computers; Toledo, OR; $2,500
* Environment & Natural Resource Preservation – $6,000
* Newberg Education Foundation – water quality monitors to be used by Newberg High School’s student-led Chehalem Valley watershed project; Newberg, OR; $6,000

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Health – $19,800

* Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center – scholarships for therapeutic equine sessions; Siletz, OR; $5,000
* Community Chapel at Ames Creek – ready-to-eat food for Kids Food Pak program; Sweet Home, OR; $2,000
* Corvallis-Albany Farmers Markets – children’s tokens for Power of Produce Club to be used at the markets; Corvallis, OR; $2,000
* Lincoln County Master Gardeners Assoc. – GreenBed raised garden beds and soil to make Yachats community garden more accessible to elders; Newport, OR; $3,000
* Lower Nehalem Community Trust – hoop house to improve plant starts for food bank’s distribution to community gardens; Manzanita, OR; $2,300
* Mountain Gospel Fellowship – gas vouchers for volunteer drivers for Friday produce distribution; Falls City, OR; $1,500
* North Santiam Gleaners – food for community food bank and school backpack program; Scio, OR; $2,000
* Philomath Community Gleaners – food for community food bank; Corvallis, OR; $2,000

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Historical Preservation – $4,000

* Friends of Historic Butteville – add air conditioning to existing furnace/HVAC system of Butteville Store, owned by Oregon Parks and located at Champoeg State Park; Donald, OR; $4,000
* Housing – $5,200
* Lincoln City Warming Shelter – food and three months’ rent for emergency weather shelter and homeless resource center; Lincoln City, OR; $5,200
Other – $71,710.40
* Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians – update computers of ATNI staff; Portland, OR; $2,435
* Centro de Ayuda – Spanish/English resource guides to serve Latino students and community; Newport, OR; $1,750
* Logsden Community Club – flooring material and installation in community center; Logsden, OR; $10,000
* Oregon Coast Community College – water bottle-filling stations at OCCC’s four campus sites; Lincoln City, OR; $4,251.40
* Oregon Native American Chamber – update computer equipment and office technology of ONAC staff; Portland, OR; $3,774
* Siletz Valley Schools – continue roofing repairs on elementary wing; Siletz, OR; $49,500

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Prevention – $26,569.93

* Chemawa Indian School – hats and visors for baseball and softball teams; Salem, OR; $1,000
* City of Sweet Home – sponsor Sweetheart of a Run in a Sweetheart of a Town to support youth services; Sweet Home, OR; $2,000
* Hillsboro High School, Grad Night Committee – alcohol- and drug-free graduation celebration; Hillsboro, OR; $500

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