Amanda Gilbert and Mike Rundell of the Willamette Watershed Council accepted a check from Siletz charitable fund member Kurt Arden on May 4. The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $202,557.74 to 48 organizations 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.
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 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) or 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 email [email protected].