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Grand Ronde, Ore. – The Spirit Mountain Community Fund (SMCF) awarded $770,422 to 40 non-profit organizations in Benton, Clackamas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill counties during a quarterly check presentation in Grand Ronde on December 13, 2017

Among the non-profits to receive grants for the Spirit Mountain Community Fund this quarter were:

Benton County: Old Mill Center for Children and Families, Inc. - $20,000

Clackamas County: Girls on the Run International - $7,500; Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc. - $25,000; Todos Juntos, Inc. - $30,000

Lane County: Healthy Moves - $30,000

Lincoln County: American Diabetes Association - $25,000; Northwest Noggin - $5,000

Linn: Campus Compact of Oregon - $6,600; Friends of the Sweet Home Library - $2,500; Mid-Willamette Family YMCA - $30,000

Marion County: CAPACES Leadership Institute - $10,000; CASA of Marion County, Inc. - $25,000; CAUSA Oregon - $15,000 Building Blocks To Success Corporation - $30,000

Multnomah County: Active Children Portland - $25,000; Black United Fund of Oregon, Inc. - $7,000; Building Blocks To Success Corporation - $30,000; Business Education Compact - $25,000; City Club of Portland - $3,000; Elevate Oregon - $7,500; Familias in Accion - $15,000; Financial Beginnings - $15,000; Friends of the Children Portland - $25,000; Innovative Changes - $20,000; LGBTQ Community Center Fund - $10,000; Northwest Family Services - $25,000; Oregon Black Pioneers Corporation - $10,000; Oregon Health And Science University Foundation - $10,000; Providence Child Center Foundation - $25,000; Returning Veterans Project - $10,000; SPOON Foundation - $30,000; World Arts Foundation, Inc for RACE TALKS - $25,000;

Polk County: Gate Youth Association - $75,000; Salem Dream Center - $25,000; Southwestern Polk County Rural Fire Protection District - $15,000

Tillamook County: Community Action Resource Enterprises CARE - $50,000

Washington County: Forward Stride - $7,500

Yamhill County: Life Strategies Counseling, DBA Life Counseling - $8,822; Neuro Therapeutic Pediatric Therapies, Inc. - $25,000; Yamhill County Treatment Courts Foundation - $5,000

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde is committed to honoring the tribal traditions of sharing and giving back to the community. In 1997, as 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 Western Oregon. Grants are awarded in the following categories: health care, education, arts & culture, environmental protection, historical preservation, public safety and problem gaming. To date, the Community Fund awarded $76,480,184 in grants to non-profit organizations in NW Oregon.

“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)!

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