Tribes we fund

Each year we fund Oregon's nine Federally recognized Tribes. You must be one of the nine tribes to be eligible for funding through this program. 

There is a maximum request of $100,000.

The Letter of Inquiry is now open.

LOIs for the 2023 Oregon Tribal Grant program will be accepted April 3, 2023 - April 17, 2023.

  1. Burns Paiute Tribe
  2. Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw
  3. Coquille Indian Tribe
  4. Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians
  5. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
  6. The Klamath Tribes
  7. Confederated Tribes of Siletz
  8. Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
  9. Confederated Tribes of Umatilla

Eligible projects

Program Areas

We strive to be flexible, adaptive and responsive in our grantmaking which is reflected in our seven broad programmatic areas: (click links below to view definitions for program areas).

Tribes may submit a project request for work in any of our seven programmatic areas. Priority consideration will be given to projects that focus on our eight priority funding areas that we call P8s.

All P8s fall within the programmatic areas of Education, Environmental Preservation & Health.

Grant Timelines

All grants are for a 12- month period with a final report due the end of the 13th month. SMCF does not make multi-year grants.

Application Process

SMCF utilizes an online grant application process where all application instructions, materials and forms are accessible.

Our Oregon Tribal Grant Program is a two-step process that begins with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), followed by a full application (if selected to move forward by our Board of Trustees). Decisions are based on the merits of the proposed project and its alignment with SMCF’s funding priorities.

Tribal Resolution

Tribal grant LOIs must include an approved Tribal Resolution in support of the specific proposed project/program to be undertaken.

Review & Selection Process

Staff will perform an initial review of all LOI and application submissions for eligibility. The Board of Trustees will review applications and make funding decisions based on the merit of the proposed project and the grant funds available.

Grant Requirements

Tribes awarded a grant will be required to submit a mid-year progress report (due in the seventh month of the grant period) and a final report (due within 30 days of the completion of the grant period).

The Letter of Inquiry is now closed.

LOIs for the 2023 Oregon Tribal Grant program will be accepted April 3, 2023 - April 17, 2023.

Apply for Tribal Grant