Earlier this year, the Siletz Tribe of Indians received the People’s Choice Award from the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes the positive impact of grants from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund (STCCF) and other support for the local community.
The STCCF supported 112 nonprofit groups across Oregon with grants totaling over $800,000. The grants are designed to uplift community initiatives within the Siletz Tribe’s 11-County Service Area in Oregon. Grants are given to Native American organizations and initiatives located anywhere in the United States in areas including
-– Health and public safety
-– Addiction prevention and treatment
-– Environment and natural resource preservation
-– Cultural activities, historic preservation, and other charitable purposes.
Last year’s grant recipients included the Salem Arts Association, the Native American Youth & Family Center, the Native American Rights Fund, South Lane Mental Health, Siletz Valley Fire District, and dozens of others.
Established in 2001, The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund is administered by seven advisory members dedicated to eliminating community barriers through grant funding to philanthropic organizations and local governments within the Siletz Tribe’s service area. Since its creation, the charitable advisory board has distributed more than $16.4 million. It continues to make fundamental contributions through employment, monetary donations and cooperative measures to the Siletz community, Lincoln County, and Oregon.
To kickstart 2023, the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund has already donated $131,000 to local organizations involved in health, education, historic preservation, arts, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about the fund and how Siletz Tribe continues to support the community, visit https://www.ctsi.nsn.us/charitable-contribution-fund/ and applications be submitted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org