LINCOLN COUNTY — The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed a total of $325,626 to 65 organizations across the state, as well as in a few others, on Aug. 2.
Donations to organizations in Lincoln County this quarter came to $218,003 — two-thirds of total contributions. In communities spanning the whole county — from Otis and Neotsu to Yachats — contributions were made in support of arts, cultural activities, education, environmental and natural resource protection, health, historical preservation, alcohol and drug use prevention, public safety and housing.
In north county:
- American Legion Auxilliary Post 116 received $3,000 to fund the Thanksgiving meal for veterans and the community Christmas party.
- Business for Excellence in Youth received $7,000 to cover fuel, insurance and other costs to operate the van for the kids’ food program.
- The Lincoln City Senior Center received $600 to fund the annual Thanksgiving luncheon.
- Lincoln City Youth Cheerleading received $4,955 to purchase EZ Flex cheerleading mats for practices and performances.
- The North Lincoln Hospital Foundation received $14,918 to purchase two patient lifts for emergency department exam rooms in the new hospital building.
- The Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council received $630 to purchase two portable toilets for placement at Salmon River fishing access points.
- The Siletz Studio at Taft received $4,700 to purchase a 3D printer and an FSK plastic shredder to reuse students’ 3D projects.
- The Siletz Tribal Elders Council received $12,700 to pay for lodging and meals to attend the Gathering of Basketweavers.
- The Food Share of Lincoln County received $11,000 to pay for food resources for the low-income emergency food distribution network.
- The Lincoln County School District received $9,400 to purchase Makerspace furniture, Chromebooks and classroom equipment for Future Bound, a new alternative education program for middle school youth. The district also received $8,683 to purchase lockdown blackout shades for interior classroom door windows of Newport, Waldport and Toledo schools.
- The Newport Elks Lodge received $10,000 for exterior siding repairs at the lodge.
- The Newport Food Pantry received $2,000 to pay for food resources for Operation Snackpacks, a weekend food program for Newport-area school children.
- The Newport Police Volunteers Association received $1,195 to purchase helmets for children participating in the bicycle safety program.
- Northwest Coastal Housing received $12,500 to cover architect and land-use development fees in preparation for low-income and workforce housing expansion.
- The Oregon Coast Community College Foundation received $48,000 to purchase VRTEX 360+, a dual-user virtual welding machine to expand the number of seats in the welding class for the Maritime Construction program.
In east county:
- Altrusa Internation of Yaquina Bay received $3,000 to purchase Project School Bell emergency clothing, shoes, backpacks and more, to help students in Lincoln County schools.
- The East County Community Partnership received $3,950 to purchase supplies and services to meet health, food, clothing and various educational needs for students.
- Eddyville Charter School received $2,989 to purchase books, seat pockets, a rug, tables and chairs to update the learning environment of the first-grade classroom.
- The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society received $25,000 for their museum capital building fund.
- The Siletz Valley Early College Academy wrestling team received $5,600 to purchase singlets, warm-ups and OSAA-approved uniforms.
- Siletz Valley Fire District received $2,400 to purchase two desktop computers as part of a data-based system upgrade to better meet security and fiscal compliance safeguards.
- The Siletz Valley Friends of the Library received $766 to pay for their annual liability insurance premium which protects library volunteers.
- The Siletz Valley Grange received $2,307 to install emergency exit signs and push bars on exit doors, and to replace the kitchen utility door.
- Tenas Illahee Child Care Center received $7,462 to purchase disaster evacuation cribs and update age-appropriate toys and outdoor play equipment.
- The Toledo Cemetery Association received $2,000 to replace the riding mower.
- Toledo Junior/Senior High School received $876 to purchase two 3D printers and filament supplies to incorporate 3D printing into middle school STEM classes.
- The Toledo Police Department received $3,900 to purchase three AEDs with cases for patrol cars and/or the police dispatch center.
- The Yaquina River Museum of Art received $2,274 to pay for advertising for the annual Labor Day Art Walk.
In south county:
- The Waldport Public Library received $2,200 to upgrade Internet services, replace five public use monitors and Userful computer server.
- View The Future received $2,000 to purchase cables, decking and framing materials to construct suspension bridge on the Amanda Trail.