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Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

Delores Pigsley, Tribal Chairman Alfred “Bud” Lane III, Vice Chairman
For more information, contact: Tribal Public Information Office, 541-444-8291

Siletz Tribe Gives Away More Than $123,000

 

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has distributed $123,344.29 to 38 organizations as it continues its quarterly donations to nonprofit groups. Due to the current conditions of the coronavirus pandemic, the reception originally scheduled for Nov. 5 was canceled.

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 $15.4 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $19.7 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.

The next deadline to submit applications is Dec. 1, 2021. 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.

Lincoln City Cultural Center – sponsorship of nationally known traveling exhibit Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea;  Lincoln City, OR; $5,000

Arts – $5,000

Alsea Community Effort – tools, components and manuals for hands-on training for science students at Alsea Charter School to build and use ham radios; Alsea, OR; $1,700

Education – $18,622.08

Clemens Primary School – books for students during school-wide Book Week activities; Philomath, OR; $3,160

Eddyville Charter School – spiny dogfish sharks for facilitated dissection activity to learn about body systems; Eddyville, OR; $600

Friends of the Lebanon Public Library – books for all ages for summer reading program; Lebanon, OR; $1,500

Oregon Coast Aquarium – reduced admission fee program for Lincoln County residents and school field trips; Newport, OR; $2,500

Oregon Coast Community College – replace desktop computers in computer lab; Newport, OR; $5,000

Salem-Keizer Public School, Native Education – supplies for Native graduates’ presentations and culturally based graduation ceremony; Salem, OR; $2,000

Siletz Valley Friends of the Library – liability insurance for members and volunteers; Siletz, OR; $670

Toledo Elementary School – The Inquiry Project: Investigating Earth Materials curriculum kits for fourth-grade classes; Toledo, OR; $1,492.08

Elakha Alliance – stipends for 2-4 Native youth interns, software, supplies and supervision-related costs to elevate the youth voice in sea otter restoration; Siletz, OR; $5,000

Environment & Natural Resource Preservation – $9,800

Long Tom Watershed Council – native bulbs and seed for restoration work on 12 acres of oak and prairie habitat following a prescribed burn; Eugene, OR; $4,800

ALS Association, Oregon and SW Washington Chapter – support for Medical Services Program through loaning adaptive and augmentative equipment and case management; Portland, OR; $5,000

Health – $40,270

Coastal Range Food Bank – food to assist people within the service area; Blodgett, OR; $2,000

Corvallis Environmental Center – rototiller, porta-potty rental, seeds, starts, soil and supplies to create fresh produce for food share and community gardens; Corvallis, OR; $4,500
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon – food and support for hot meals at the day center and meal delivery service for people living with HIV/AIDS; Portland, OR; $10,000
Liberty House – art and sensory therapy books, games, toys and supplies for child services; Salem, OR; $2,250
Marion Polk Food Share – compost, soil, seed and plant starts for youth farm and community gardens; Salem, OR; $5,000
Philomath Community Gleaners – food resources; Philomath, OR; $2,000
Returning Veterans Project – veterans health providers’ continuing education, including registration, processing fees and speaker fees; Portland, OR; $1,500
Siletz Community Thanksgiving Dinner Committee – food boxes with turkeys and other supplies to cooka Thanksgiving meal to distribute to families in need; Siletz, OR; $3,170

Yamhill County Master Gardener Association – lumber, soil, containers, plant materials and hand tools to distribute raised bed and container gardens; McMinnville, OR; $4,850

Lebanon Museum Foundation – recording equipment and supplies for oral history project with local elders; Lebanon, OR; $929.25

Historical Preservation – $8,610.96

North Lincoln County Historical Museum – purchase and install signage and acrylic donation boxes; Lincoln City, OR; $1,859.71

Shipley Historical Marker Association – prepare and install historical marker near Reuben Shipley’s family farm and Mt. Union Cemetery; Corvallis, OR; $3,900

Willamette Heritage Center – supplies for rentable Backpack Buddies tailored for hands-on interactive activity for children and families; Salem, OR; $1,922

Albany American Legion Post 10 – toys and snacks for children through age 12 attending the community Christmas party; Albany, OR; $2,000

Other – $10,619.96

Central Coast Humane Society – subsidize rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats; Newport, OR; $5,000

Greater Jefferson Community Center – replace and upgrade desktop computer, monitor, printer and software to expand online visibility, improve recordkeeping and provide quality brochures; Jefferson, OR; $1,619.96

Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild – batting/filling for handmade quilts to be presented to Lincoln County veterans; South Beach, OR; $2,000

Altrusa International of Albany – personal items and activity kits for homeless youth entering Jackson Street Youth Services shelters; Albany OR; $3,000

Prevention – $7,000

Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay – Project School Bell program to provide emergency clothing, shoes, coats and hygiene products to Lincoln County schools; Newport, OR; $4,000

Adair Rural Fire and Rescue – replace/upgrade AED equipment; Adair Village, OR; $5,757.24 Blodgett-Summit Rural Fire Protection District – replace AEDs for use by fire and emergency

Public Safety – $23,421.29

Volunteers – Blodgett, OR; $3,100

Central Coast Fire and Rescue – firefighting hoses of various diameters; Waldport, OR; $2,500 Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay – communications, medical, shelter, water and other supplies for disaster box kits for neighborhood emergency gathering sites;

Manzanita, OR;  $3,500

Molalla Rural Fire Protection District #73 – wildland fire shelters, supplies, AED and other safety/medical equipment; Molalla, OR; $4,064.05

Yachats Rural Fire Protection District – firefighting turnouts, boots, gloves, thermal imaging camera and hose nozzles; Yachats, OR; $4,500

 

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