Supporting Communities Through Giving

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2023 Helping Hands Nominations Are Now Open

Nomination letters for this year’s yeʔlan lima award (A Chinuk Wawa phrase meaning: Helping Hand) are being accepted October 23 through November 13, 2023.  

Award Categories:

  • Non-paid volunteer
  • Paid non-management staff
  • Paid management staff
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The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, through the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, supports efforts that address the health, education and social needs of Oregonians, primarily in underserved communities. We invest in the achievements of our youth and assist with removing obstacles preventing those successes. By promoting equity and diversity, we embody our belief that all Oregonians can flourish together when we understand our shared and unique history. We honor and promote tribal sovereignty and culture by aiding in their restoration, preservation and protection now through seven generations.


The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, through the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, continues the Native tradition of potlatch, a ceremony at which good fortune is distributed. Through our grant awards, we promote sustainability, inclusion and the advancement of underserved communities, including Oregon Tribes. Our primary focus is to improve the quality of life for all people living in Northwest Oregon through effective philanthropic investments that are consistent with the Tribe’s culture and values.

Grants we offer

General Purpose Grants

As a responsive funder, we support a wide range of nonprofit organizations and projects through a competitive grant program. We offer two general purpose grant programs, Small Grants and Large Grants.

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Oregon Tribal Grants

This annual grant program is open to all nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon.

Oregon Tribal Grants

Church at the Park

Church at the Park is a non-profit organization located in Salem, Oregon since 2007. They provide emergency sheltering, case management, and numerous other services ranging from serving meals, laundry services, showers, and mail service. C@P is focused on providing three things for our unsheltered neighbors: low-barrier and housing-focused shelter, workforce development, and relationship focused outreach.

Low-barrier sheltering is provided through micro-shelter sites where we offer emergency housing for people of all ages, regardless of race, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sobriety, or mental health. They allow people to remain with pets, partners, and property, which helps to remove a barrier that would often preclude them from seeking shelter or services elsewhere. C@P works alongside guests to exit shelter into more stable housing. In the last year, C@P has supported over 500 households in their journey toward health and wholeness.

Learn more about Church at the Park

View A Full List of Projects We Have Funded

            We are proud of our partnerships throughout much of Oregon! You can see all of our past                      funded projects by clicking on the link below.

Project Archive

News & Announcements

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News & Announcements