SMCF Awards $730,875
SPIRIT MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY FUND AWARDS $730,875 TO 29 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS in NW OREGON
Grand Ronde, Ore. – The Spirit Mountain Community Fund (SMCF) awarded $730,875 to 29 non-profit organizations in Benton, Clackamas, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill counties during a quarterly check presentation in Grand Ronde on June 12, 2019.
Among the non-profits to receive grants for the Spirit Mountain Community Fund this quarter were:
- Benton County: Fresh & Local First - $7,500
- Clackamas County: Native Fish Society, Inc. - $35,000
- Lane County: Bethel Education Foundation - $39,500; CASA of Lane County - $31,600; Direction Services - $24,724; The School Garden Project - $7,500
- Linn County: CASA of Linn County - $15,000
- Marion County: CASA of Marion County - $35,000; Horses Adaptive Riding And Therapy - $3,000; Liberty House - $50,000; Marion-Polk Food Share - $25,000; Salem Free Clinics - $39,500
- Multnomah County: Black United Fund Of Oregon, Inc. - $15,800; Bradley Angle House - $25,000; Cascade Aids Project, Inc. - $39,500; Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare - $29,751; Children’s Book Bank - $6,000; Elevate Oregon - $7,500; Financial Beginnings Oregon - $19,750; Northwest Kidney Kids, Inc. - $7,500; Reading Results - $39,500; SPOON Foundation - $23,700; Tucker Maxon School - $45,000; United Way of the Columbia-Willamette - $32,000
- Tillamook County: Food Roots - $30,000
- Washington County: Family Justice Center of Washington County - $7,500; Music Workshop - $35,550
- Yamhill County: Juliette’s House - $50,000; Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund - $3,500
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde is committed to honoring the tribal traditions of sharing and giving back to the community. In 1997, in an effort to uphold these traditions, the tribe formed the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, dedicating 6% of all casino revenue to non-profit organizations in an 11-county area of northwest Oregon. Grants are awarded in the following categories: arts & culture, education, environmental protection, health, historical preservation, problem gaming and public safety. Since inception, the Community Fund awarded 2,755 grants to non-profit organizations in NW Oregon totaling $81,206,305.
“The strength of our local partnerships is something Spirit Mountain Community Fund takes pride in,” said Executive Director Mychal Cherry. “It is an honor and privilege to support those organizations in NW Oregon who are working to improve the quality of life for families, making it a better place to live, work and thrive. Hayu Masi (Many Thanks)!