June 16, 2024

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Coquille fund awards $125K to Lane nonprofits

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The Coquille Indian Tribal Community Fund awarded grants to 121 organizations in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Lane counties, nearly tripling last year’s giving.

from Clark Walworth, Coquille Indian Tribe

The Coquille Indian Tribal Community Fund has awarded $125,302 in grants to 28 Lane County organizations.

“It was humbling to see the list of grant recipients for our Community Fund grants this year,” Tribal Chairman Brenda Meade said. “The incredible amount of work happening by our nonprofit organizations reminds us how lucky we are to live here in Southern Oregon. On behalf of the Coquille Tribe, we feel honored to be able to support their hard work.”

The Community Fund awarded its 2023 grants to 121 organizations in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Lane counties. The $815,000 total nearly triples last year’s $280,000. The fund has distributed about $8.1 million since 2001.

The largest Lane County grant, $8,000, goes to the South Lane Mental Health for duplex repairs. Here’s a complete list of 2023 grants in Lane County:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Western Lane County: $5,250
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Valley: $5,250
  • Catholic Community Services of Lane County: $5,000
  • Center for Community Counseling: $3,000
  • Child Center: $5,000
  • Christians As Family Advocates (CAFA): $2,000
  • Community Supported Shelters: $6,300
  • Creswell Clubhouse: $6,000
  • Creswell Heritage Foundation: $2,000
  • Florence Food Share: $5,910
  • Healthy Moves: $1,500
  • Looking Glass Youth and Family Services: $5,000
  • Mapleton Food Share: $5,000
  • Music Education & Performing Artists Association: $5,000
  • Ophelia’s Place: $2,500
  • Parenting Now: $5,000
  • Power On With Limb Loss: $3,000
  • Relief Nursery Inc.: $5,000
  • ShelterCare: $4,100
  • Siuslaw Watershed Council: $2,492
  • South Lane Family Nursery: $5,000
  • South Lane Mental Health: $8,000
  • SquareOne Villages: $5,000
  • St. Vincent de Paul: $5,000
  • Triangle Food Box: $4,000
  • Veterans Legacy: $5,000
  • Wellsprings Friends School: $4,000
  • Womenspace Inc. dba Hope & Safety Alliance: $5,000

The tribal fund accepts grant applications in the fall of each year. Learn more at www.coquilletribe.org, or call fund administrator Julia Willis at 541-756-0904, ext. 1254.

The Coquille Indian Tribe established its Community Fund to share the proceeds of The Mill Casino-Hotel with organizations that benefit southwestern Oregon residents.  The fund seeks to strengthen the community by improving opportunities and lives throughout the region. 

Grants are awarded in seven areas of focus: education, public safety, arts and culture, environment, historic preservation, health, and problem gaming. 

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