NORTH BEND — Fifty-seven deserving community organizations received grants this month from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund, serving causes as diverse as feeding the hungry, disposing of unused prescription drugs, and performing Shakespeare in a city park.

Supported by revenue from The Mill Casino-Hotel, the fund distributed $291,164 in grants at a luncheon on Friday (March 2). With this year’s total included, the fund has awarded more than $6.1 million since its launch in 2001. During that time it has been Coos County’s largest consistent supporter of community organizations.

Founded in the Pacific Northwest Indian spirit of potlatch, the Coquille Tribal Community Fund seeks to strengthen the community by improving opportunities and lives throughout the region.

Coquille Tribal Community Fund

2018 Grantee Organizations

Bandon Historical Society Museum—$2,250

History Detectives Program

Bandon School District—$2,000

Protection for Gym Floor at the High School

Bay Area Senior Activity Center—$6,000

Food Purchase & Hot Lunch Program

Boys & Girls Club of SW Oregon—$2,500

Computer Upgrades

Brookings Harbor Community Food Bank—$5,000

Protein Snack Packs

Charleston Comm. Enhancement Corp.—$6,000

ADA Accessible Picnic Area in Charleston

Charleston Fishing Families—$7,500

Fisherman’s Relief Fund

City of Coos Bay Fire Department—$22,097.30

Thermal Imaging Camera Purchase

Coos Art Museum—$3,000

Annual Maritime Exhibit

Coos Bay Habitat for Humanity- $5,000

New Home Construction Project

Coos Bay Zonta Foundation—$5,000

School Supplies for Needy Children

Coos Bay 7th Day Adventist Food Pantry—$3,000

Food Purchases

Coos County Friends of Public Health—$3,500

Purchase Lab Grade Refrigerator

Coos County Historical Society—$5,000

FREE Admission for Veterans

Coos County S.T.E.P. Commission—$10,000

Build Storage Shed at Morgan Creek Hatchery

Coos Elderly Services—$10,000

Facility Renovations

Coos Food Cupboard—$5,000

Food Purchases

Coos Watershed Association—$3,000

Comm. Stewards/Youth Leadership Program

Curry Historical Society- $3,000

Phase II of Preserving Historical Artifacts

Dept. of Human Services- Child Welfare- $1,500

Interactive Items for Visitation Rooms

Drug Disposal Coalition—$3,000

Purchase & Install Drug Disposal Boxes

Egyptian Theater Preservation Association—$5,000

Update Rigging System at the Theater

Ellensburg Theater—$2,000

Dance Theater Program for Youth

Friends Inspiring Reading Success Together—$2,000

Book Purchases for FIRST Program

Friends of Coos County Animals Inc.—$5,000

Spay/Neuter Vouchers

Harmony United Methodist Church—$5,000

Blossom Gulch Snack Pack Program


Coastline Community Capacity Campaign

Kids HOPE Center—$15,000

Book Purchases for FIRST Program

Knights of Columbus, 1261.—$2,000

Holiday Food Baskets

Little Theater on the Bay—$5,000

Phase III of Restoring the Liberty Theater

Madison Elementary School.—$5,827.90

Update Physical Fitness Equipment

Marshfield Key Club—$1,386

Basketball Hoop for Park Restoration Project

Myrtle Point Fire Department—$6,000

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

North Bend School- Indian Ed Program—$2,000

End of Year School Wide Powwow

North Bend School Foundation—$5,000

Updated Computers for ASPIRE Program

North Bend Senior Center—$5,000

Facility Upgrades/Renovations

Oregon Children’s Foundation (SMART)—$5,000

Book Purchases for SMART Program

ORCCA CASA- $10,000

Monitoring System for CASA Program

ORCCA Food Share—$20,000

Food Alliance Program

Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation—$6,000

Mobile Health Screening Program

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry—$2,500

OMSI Programs to the Tribe’s Service Area

Port of Bandon—$1,500

Port of Bandon Boardwalk Art Show

Powers Friends of the Library Foundation—$3,000

Powers Library Expansion

Powers School District—$10,000

Food Program for Powers Schools

S.A.F.E. Haven Recovery Center—$6,000

Local SAFE Haven Meetings

South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival—$3,000

Music in the Schools Program

South Coast Family Harbor—$20,000

Home Visiting Program

South Coast Hospice—$5,000

Computer & Software Upgrade

Southern Coos Health Foundation—$5,000

Home Visiting Program


Talent Search/Upward Bound Programs

The Arc Jackson County—$2,000

Ken Wonderly Memorial Fund

The Gold Beach Senior Center—$4,000

Meals on Wheels Program

The Logos Players—$5,000

2018 Shakespeare in the Park

The Salvation Army Coos Bay—$2,000

After School Program

United Way of SW Oregon—$5,000

Housing Study in Coos/Curry Counties

Women’s Safety & Resource Center—$5,000

Alternatives to Violence Programs

Youth Movement—$2,000

Youth Movement 2018