Siletz Tribe gives more than 500 Thousand dollars to community organizations

Aug. 9, 2018

Siletz Tribe Continues to Give Back Through Charitable Fund

Donations Include $501,481 Distributed Today

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $501,481.14 to 45 organizations on Aug. 3 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 million since its inception in 2001.

Overall, the Tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $15.9 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 Sept. 4, 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; 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

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Aug. 3 – Distribution of $501,481.14

Arts – $8,000

Newport Symphony Orchestra – instruments and lessons for students through Family Strings youth symphony; Newport, OR; $3,000

Salem Art Association – student busing, art supplies and materials for Arts & History Immersion field trips to Bush House Museum; Salem, OR; $5,000

Cultural Activities – $8,294.38

Downtown Languages – fees for folk musicians and dancers for Noche Cultural/Cultural Night; Springfield, OR; $2,500

Santiam Native American Religious Group – match current secured funds to use as needed for pow-wow; Salem, OR; $800

Siletz Tribal Elders Council – travel per diem for Northwest Native American Basketweavers gathering; Otis, OR; $2,894.38

Veterans Pow-Wow Committee – sponsorship; Warm Springs, OR; $2,100

Education – $337,457.38

Native American Rights Fund – Native law clerk internship; Boulder, CO; $9,600

Newport High School – expand the computer science/technology program with ESP32 Wifi electronic kits; Newport, OR; $500

Oceanlake Elementary School – update books in first-grade classrooms; Newport, OR; $500

Oregon Coast Community College, North County Center – Quadcopter Drone educational technology; Lincoln City, OR; $1,718.99

Oregon Coast Community College, Nursing Program – health care simulation training manikin with peripheral equipment; Newport, OR; $20,353.14

Oregon Coast STEM Hub – food, bus passes, supplies and high school student counselor stipends for coastal environment day camp; Newport, OR; $2,000

Philomath Elementary School – replace book sets for elementary reading program; Philomath, OR; $840

Siletz Bay Music Festival – refurbish and repair musical instruments in Taft schools music program; Lincoln City, OR; $3,200

Siletz Valley Friends of the Library – volunteer liability insurance; Logsden, OR; $800

Siletz Valley Schools – ongoing operations for 2018-2019 academic year; Siletz, OR; $292,000

Taft High 7-12, Taft Tech – Ultimaker extruding system to recycle materials and additional Ultimaker 3D printer to meet student demand; Depoe Bay, OR; $5,945.25

Environment & Natural Resource Preservation – $10,000

Devils Lake Water Improvement District – complete engineering scope of work for Devils Lake sewer system feasibility plan; Lincoln City, OR; $5,000

Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah – match current secured funds for Thompson Slough hydrology monitoring project to use as needed; Eugene, OR; $5,000

Health – $33,519

Central Linn Gleaners – food for community food bank; Halsey, OR; $2,000

Liberty House – child mental health and trauma assessment tools and software; Salem, OR; $3,189

Linda L. Vladyka Breast Wellness Foundation – field rental and umpire fees as sponsor of Play for a Cure slowpitch softball tournament fundraiser for breast cancer education and services; Salem, OR; $4,330


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Pacific Communities Health District Foundation – three fetal monitoring units for birthing center; Newport, OR; $15,000

Soroptimist International of Albany – sponsor Walk for the Cause in Albany in October; Albany, OR; $5,000

South Benton County Gleaners – food for community food bank; Monroe, OR; $2,000

Stone Soup Corvallis – food to support two daily meal sites; Corvallis, OR; $2,000

Historical Preservation – $25,000

Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society – museum capital building fund; Siletz, OR; $25,000

Other – $20,900

American Legion Auxiliary Post 116 – food and supplies for Veterans Thanksgiving, and gifts and supplies for Christmas party; Newport, OR; $5,000

Lincoln City Senior Center – turkeys, pies and supplies for Thanksgiving luncheon for seniors; Lincoln City, OR; $600

South Willamette Valley Honor Flights – trips to Washington, D.C., for World War II and Korean War veterans on waiting list; Albany, OR; $10,000

Yachats Youth & Family Activities Program – playground equipment for preschoolers; Yachats, OR; $5,300

Prevention – $17,229

Cub Scouts Pack 240 – Pinewood Derby track for scout and community use; Newport, OR; $2,119

East County Community Partnership – food, clothing, supplies, prescriptions and medical co-pays for students in east county schools; Toledo, OR; $4,850

Nestucca High School, Football – replace helmets and shoulder pads; Cloverdale, OR; $1,160

Nestucca Valley Wrestling Club – match current secured funds for singlets and warmups for junior and senior high wrestling teams; Cloverdale, OR; $2,520

Tillamook High School, Football – padded shirts, helmets and shoulder pads; Tillamook, OR; $4,580

Yamhill Carlton High School, Wrestling – uniforms, bags and safety gear; Yamhill, OR; $2,000

Public Safety – $41,081.38

Adair Rural Fire and Rescue – match current secured funds for fire turnout jackets; Adair Village, OR; $2,200

Depoe Bay Fire District – medical emergency training manikin; Gleneden Beach, OR; $6,000

Lincoln County Community Justice – sponsor 10 days of community justice work crews to clean parks, transient and dump sites in Siletz area; Newport, OR; $4,500

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Search and Rescue – Polaris ATV and Polaris side-by-side off-road vehicles; Newport, OR; $14,763

Newport Fire Department – replace two Zoll AED Pro semi-auto/manual defibrillators on fire engines; Newport, OR; $5,641.20

Oregon Boating Foundation – life jackets for community use and Port of Toledo boating events; Newport, OR; $939.25

Philomath Fire and Rescue – five-gas monitor with calibration gas and kit to use in fire and hazmat conditions; Philomath, OR; $2,838

Toledo Police Department – seven active shooter kits with ballistic vests; Toledo, OR; $4,199.93

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  1. Thank you for sharing this — I had hoped, but had no idea so much was put back into the communities.

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