LINCOLN COUNTY — The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed a total of $282,706.89 to 63 organizations across the state, as well as in a few others, on May 3.
Donations to organizations in Lincoln County this quarter came to $74,218.09. In communities from Otis to Yachats, contributions were made in support of arts, educations, health, historical preservation, public safety and drug and alcohol prevention.
In north county:
- The Lincoln City Joint Transportation Committee received $5,000 to purchase medical access bus passes for agencies and medical providers to distribute to low-income and disadvantaged patients.
- The Lincoln City Police Department received $5,000 in support of their fundraiser to establish a police K9 unit.
- The Panther Creek Senior and Community Center in Otis received $6,300 for parking lot grading and gravel, as well as a storage shed.
- The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society received $30,000 to go towards the Oregon Community Foundation curatorial staff endowment and museum capital building campaign.
- Taft Elementary School received $448.90 to purchase a 3D printer in an effort to encourage STEM learning, skills and projects.
- CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook counties received $5,000 for staff training fees, materials, trainer costs in advocate training program, VAULT database and other technologies.
- Innovative Concepts for Families of Lincoln County received $5,000 to fund dental van visits to Lincoln County to treat uninsured adults with urgent dental needs.
- The Newport High School Grad Night Committee received $500 to go towards a drug- and alcohol-free graduation night party.
In east county:
- Eddyville Charter School received $640 to purchase spiny dogfish sharks and dissecting tool set for science and body system studies.
- For use as needed for the reunion of all class years, a contribution of $500 was made.
- The Siletz Tribal Head Start Parent Committee received $1,650 for swimming lessons, aquarium visit and end-of-year transition ceremonies.
- Siletz Valley Fire District received $7,050 to purchase advanced tactical and protective gear for the wildland firefighter team.
- The Siletz Valley Friends of the Library received $2,800 to replace the outdoor book return drop box.
- The Toledo Fire Department received $2,205 to replace CPR manikins, to meet new American Heart Association requirements.
- The Yaquina River Museum of Art received $800 to go towards supplies, publication and exhibit costs for arts and literature program, for Siletz Valley Early College Academy students.
In south county:
- Parents of Senior Class Inc. at Waldport High School received $500 to go towards a drug- and alcohol-free graduation night party.
- The organizers of Yachats Pride received $825 to go toward honoraria, tech support, venue, etc., for the Gender Tea Kiki event during Pride weekend.
The next deadline to submit applications is June 3, 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]