The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and Spirit Mountain Community Fund are pleased to announce Loretta Young, Lisa Judd and Alysha Lacey as this year’s yeʔlan lima (Helping Hand) award winners.
The Spirit Mountain Community Fund frequently celebrates the remarkable achievements of our nonprofit partners. Our board and staff realize that the fundamental ingredient to the success of nonprofit organizations is the dedication, commitment and unwavering effort of its individual staff and volunteers.
Each year, the Spirit Mountain Community Fund selects three individuals (an unpaid volunteer, a paid staff member, and a paid management member) doing incredible work in the nonprofit sector to receive our annual yeʔlan lima award. (In our Chinook language, yeʔlan lima means Helping Hand.) Each award recipient receives a special award, a free night stay and dinner for two at Spirit Mountain Casino, and a check in the amount of $500 for their outstanding efforts to helping those in need.Learn More
Spirit Mountain Community Fund Seeking Nominations for Annual “yeʔlan lima” Award (A Chinuk Wawa phrase meaning: Helping Hand)Learn More
David Solomon, Robin Gardner and Barb Farmer Selected as yeʔlan lima (Helping Hand) Award RecipientsLearn More
JUNIOR HATFIELD FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM CANCELED FOR SUMMER 2020Learn More
SPIRIT MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY FUND AWARDS $646,293 TO 22 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN NW OREGONLearn More
The SMCF Board of Trustees and staff are very concerned about the health, well-being and safety of our community partners and neighbors & in light of current events we’re implementing the following best practices to aid our non-profit partners:Learn More
Spirit Mountain Community Fund response to COVID-19Learn More
Spirit Mountain Community Fund awards $699,660 to 26 non-profit organizations in NW OregonLearn More
Calling all Native American artists … Help us design a logo for the Hatfield Fellowship and win $500!Learn More
Junior Fellow will Intern in an Oregon State Congressional Office in Salem and with Grand Ronde Tribal CouncilLearn More
Darlene Hooley Retires from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund Board of TrusteesLearn More
Senator Arnie Roblan and Representative Karin Power Join the Spirit Mountain Community Fund Board of TrusteesLearn More
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Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women USA met with us to discuss their urgent work.Download
Michael Cherry and Angie Sears visit with Adam Salazar and Crystal Ross from Volunteers of America OregonDownload
Mark Langseth met with our ED, Mychal Cherry, and explained about his organization's name change from I Have a Dream, Oregon to the current name of Greater Than. Most importantly, he talked about the amazing work that they are doing in our communities!Download
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