Siletz Tribe gives away more than $200,000

Beneficiaries of the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund gathered at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort on Feb. 7 to be presented with checks for their organizations. (Courtesy photo)

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed a total of $214,791.52 to 51 organizations across the state on Feb. 7. The seven-member charitable fund advisory board has distributed more than $13.8 million since its inception in 2001. Donations to 20 organizations in Lincoln County this quarter came to $81,789.78 — more than 38 percent of the total funds distributed.

In north county:

Lincoln County Joint Transportation Committee received $5,000 for the free bus pass program to enable clients to get to medical-related appointments.

Oregon Coast Community College received $2,725 for Chromebooks, licenses and a charging cart for classroom use at North County Center in Lincoln City.

The Siletz Bay Music Festival received $9,790 to go towards venue, piano rental, marketing and production costs of two-week summer classical and orchestral music festival.

Salmon River Fish Hatchery received $1,000 to replenish fishing rods, reels and gear for kids free fishing days.

Taft High 7-12 received $5,000 to purchase LEGO Mindstorms robotic kits for middle school engineering and robotics studies.

In Newport:

Altrusa International of Yaquina Bay received $2,500 for child care and take-home kits while school holds educational event for non-English speaking parents.

Lincoln County Foster Parents Association received $1,110 for shelving, display units and a utility cart for clothing and the resource closet for youth in foster care.

Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival Association received $750 to fund string quartet performances in free concerts during festival’s Winter Concert Series.

In east county:

Bright Horizons Therapeutic Riding Center received $5,000 for rider scholarships to support access to equine-assisted activities and therapy sessions.

Community Efforts Demonstrating the Ability to Rebuild and Restore (CEDARR) received $5,630 for honorariums and lodging for singers/drummers for Round Dance.

East Lincoln County Emergency Responders received $3,600.32 for training textbooks, materials and instructor fee for emergency medical responder license class.

East Lincoln County Fire and Rescue received $14,191 for equipment — from hand tools to fire suppression equipment — and to place in service a donated fire engine.

The Siletz, Eddyville, Toledo (SET) Baseball and Softball Association received $4,983.47 for catchers helmets/gear, field bases, baseballs, T-balls, softballs and temporary fencing for 20 SET teams.

Siletz Public Library received $3,550.99 to replace computers, upgrade software and purchase laptop/projector system.

Siletz Tribal Royalty received $4,634 for travel costs for Royalty and adult chaperones to attend Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow in Albuquerque.

Siletz Valley Friends of the Library received $3,475 to repair exterior entry doors and provide ADA-compliant access to the library.

Toledo High School’s Grad Night Committee received $500 to support a drug- and alcohol-free graduation celebration.

In south county:

Northwest Wahines Surf Collective received $3,950 for food, kid-size wetsuits, gear and pay for coaches for Siletz Wave Warrior Surfer Girls camps.

Seashore Family Literacy received $2,400 to replace tools and maintenance equipment for Green Bike Share Community Co-Op.

The Waldport Lions Club received $2,000 for the food for the weekend backpack food program for South Lincoln County students.

The next deadline to submit applications is March 2, and 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, and 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 [email protected]

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