The Spirit Mountain Community Fund works to strengthen and enrich surrounding communities through our competitive grant programs.
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.
Spirit Mountain Community Fund awarded its first grants in 1997 to Life Flight and Portland Art Museum. Today, we continue to fund nonprofit organizations throughout our 11-county service area. We encourage grant seekers to learn more about the Grand Ronde Tribe at www.grandronde.org.