The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon (Siletz Tribe) enacted Ordinance §4.20, Distribution of Net Revenues Ordinances on July 6, 1999 along with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State of Oregon on September 4, 1999. Through these two documents, the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contributions program and Advisory Board were created.
Through this fund the Tribe has distributed over $3.9 million since its inception.
The Siletz Tribe is proud of its contributions through employment, monetary donations, and cooperative measures to the Siletz community, Lincoln County, the state of Oregon and to Native American organizations throughout the United States. The tribe has honored its tradition of sharing within the community by distributing more than $6 million through the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund and other tribal resources.
Charitable Contributions are awarded to charitable organizations or local governments within the Siletz Tribe's service area (Lincoln, Tillamook, Linn, Lane, Benton, Polk, Yamhill, Marion, Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties) and Native American entities or activities located anywhere in the United States for the following purposes: education, health, public safety, gambling addiction, prevention, drug and alcohol treatment, housing, the arts, the environment and natural resource preservation, cultural activities, historic preservation, and other charitable purposes.