3.35 About Tribal Giving

About Our Grants

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  • Grants may be made to charitable organizations within Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson and Lane counties, or to the Tribe itself.
  • Grants may be made to government agencies in Coos County, for public programs involving schools, police and fire departments, and similar agencies. A public agency not based in Coos County may benefit indirectly from a grant, if it applies through a nonprofit organization, or if the grant is specifically intended for a program or project located in Coos County.
  • Proposals not clearly within the fund’s priority areas, but not clearly ineligible, will be screened by the board.

Ineligible Projects 

While the fund makes grants in diverse fields, the following are not eligible for grant review:

  • General operating expenses, including salaries and benefits
  • Fundraising benefits or program advertising
  • Funding of endowments
  • Individual needs
  • Medical or scientific research
  • Recreation and sporting program sponsorship’s
  • Religious programs
  • Residential care and medical clinics
  • Scholarships or fellowships
  • Governmental agencies, including public school districts outside of Coos County
  • Grant requests under $1,000 (These requests can be directed to the Tribe’s small donations fund. Details)

Areas of Focus

Grants from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund are given for public benefit, with an emphasis on seven areas of focus:

Education — School programs, supplies, technology, after-school programs, kindergarten readiness programs, preschools, reading programs, school libraries, music education, art education, etc.

Public Safety — Volunteer fire/police departments, volunteer rescue squads, volunteer EMS, and/or governmental departments around the Tribe’s Reservation.

Arts & Culture — Music appreciation, theater arts, cultural events, etc.

Environment  — Projects involving air, water, minerals, organisms and other aspects of the environment.

Historic Preservation — Preservation and protection of buildings, objects and other historically significant artifacts.

Health  — Physical health, mental health, food and energy assistance, and overall well-being.

Problem Gaming  — Prevention, education and treatment for gambling addictions.

Grant History

The Coquille Tribal Council established the Coquille Tribal Community Fund in 2001 to share profits from The Mill Casino • Hotel and other ventures with the surrounding community. The fund targets projects that will make a clear difference in daily life in the Bay Area and southwest Oregon.

For a complete list of some of our past grantees, click here.

Year            Grants     Total Award

2001-2002       8          $80,000.00

2002-2003       14        $129,962.00

2003-2004       35        $210,281.00

2004-2005       37        $399,000.00

2005-2006       55        $514,205.00

2006-2007       56        $634,148.00

2007-2008       37        $685,725.00

2008-2009       42        $590,013.00

2009-2010       46        $294,000.00

2010-2011       45        $265,750.00

2011-2012       47        $345,800.00

2012-2013       34        $207,000.00

2013-2014       39        $342,000.00

2014-2015       65        $408,000.00

2015-2016       96        $399,981.00

2016-2017       45        $371,961.90

2017-2018       57        $291,163.90

2018-2019       49        $261,762.50

2019-2020       71         $366,126.53

2020-2021      63          $266,106.53  

2021-2022     58           $284,700

2022-2023    121           $815,000

Totals           941           $8,162,087.26