Oregon Tribal Grant - Overview

Spirit Mountain Community Fund Grants Program has given support to Oregon’s federally recognized Tribes since 2008. This new funding opportunity arose from the recent compact negotiations between the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the State of Oregon.

SMCF’s Oregon Tribal Grant Program is an annual process that funds projects in seven funding categories specifically for the nine-federally recognized Tribes in Oregon:

We fund a maximum of one project per Tribe, per year, and applications are generally due in June. Grant requests are not to exceed $150,000.


Projects must fit within one or more of the following general funding categories and must be a high priority for that Tribe. Our categories are broad and flexibly defined:

Arts & Culture - Education - Health - Historic Preservation - Public Safety
Environmental Preservation - Problem Gaming


Six of the nine federally-recognized Tribes were awarded grants in August of 2014. The grants awarded were:

Date Tribe Project Amount
8-6-14Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw IndiansAcademic and Cultural Resources to promote Education for Tribal Families$110,000
8-6-14Confederated Tribes of Grand RondeGrand Ronde Education Project$140,000
8-6-14Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian ReservationR Kids Count!140,000
8-6-14The Klamath TribesThe Klamath Tribes Water Preservation Project$140,000
8-6-14Coquille Indian TribeTribal Member Education, Employment and Skills Inventory Database$100,000
8-8-14Confederated Tribes of Warm SpringsProtecting Museum Collections Through Upgrade to Mechanical Systems$140,000