Spirit Mountain Community Fund awards $699,660 to 26 non-profit organizations in NW Oregon
Grand Ronde, Ore. – The Spirit Mountain Community Fund (SMCF) awarded $699,660 to 26 non-profit organizations in Benton, Clackamas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk and Yamhill counties during a quarterly check presentation in Grand Ronde on December 11, 2019.
Among the non-profits to receive grants from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund this quarter were:
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde is committed to honoring the tribal traditions of sharing and giving back to the community. In 1997, in an effort to uphold these traditions, the tribe formed the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, dedicating 6% of all casino revenue to non-profit organizations in an 11-county area of northwest Oregon. Grants are awarded in the following categories: arts & culture, education, environmental protection, health, historical preservation, problem gaming and public safety. Since inception, the Community Fund awarded 2,784 grants to non-profit organizations in NW Oregon totaling $82,896,388.
“The strength of our local partnerships is something Spirit Mountain Community Fund takes pride in,” said Executive Director Mychal Cherry. “It is an honor and privilege to support those organizations in NW Oregon who are working to improve the quality of life for families, making it a better place to live, work and thrive. Hayu Masi (Many Thanks)!