Tribal casino revenues fund grants for non-profits; call for applications runs through December
The charitable arm of the Three Rivers Casino has made an open call for non-profits in several Oregon counties to apply for over a million dollars in grant money.
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians established the Three Rivers Foundation 11 years ago. It distributes casino profits to other groups in need.
Coordinators are encouraging non-profits in Lane, Curry, Coos, Lincoln, and Douglas Counties to apply. Some government agencies and federally recognized tribes in Oregon are also eligible.
Shelby Erickson is the foundation’s grant administrator.
“We typically look at different priorities when we receive applications such as education, health, public safety, problem gambling, the arts, the environment, cultural activities, and even historic preservations.”
Erickson told KLCC that food shares and Boys & Girls Clubs have been recurring applicants. Last year’s total grant distribution was $1.4 million and she expects this year’s amount to be similar.