Coquille Tribal Community Fund 2017 recipients

Representatives of more than 40 grantee agencies gather for the Coquille Tribal Community Fund grant distribution on Friday at The Mill Casino-Hotel in North Bend.

Photo courtesy Alison Wasson Photograph

NORTH BEND — Forty-four community organizations collected nearly $362,000 from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund, in the Coos Bay area’s biggest annual distribution of community grants.

“To know that we can help so many people is gratifying,” said Denise Hunter, a tribal elder who chairs the Community Fund’s board of trustees. “I feel blessed to be a part of it.”

The fund was created in 2001 to share profits from The Mill Casino-Hotel and other tribal ventures. Since then it has awarded nearly $5.9 million for a wide variety of projects and programs.

This year’s grantees included food banks; programs serving children and the elderly; theater restoration projects; cultural events; and many others. The grants were distributed at a luncheon Friday at The Mill.

A complete list of this year’s grants is below. More information about the fund is at www.coquilletribalfund.org. The application process for next year’s grants will begin Sept. 1.

ADAPT - North Bend

$9,800

Addictions Recovery Center

$10,000

Bandon Historical Society Museum

$3,500

Bay Area Senior Activity Center

$6,000

Bear Cupboard

$12,000

CASA of Douglas County Inc.

$5,000

Charleston Fishing Families

$10,000

Charleston Food Bank

$6,000

City Of Powers

$22,097

Community Coalition of Empire

$1,500

Coos Art Museum

$3,500

Coos Bay Area Habitat for Humanity

$10,000

Coos Bay Area Zonta Service Foundation

$5,000

Coos Bay Seventh-day Adventist Food Pantry

$10,000

Coos County Historical Society (DBA Coos History Museum)

$6,000

Coos County Search and Rescue

$10,000

Coos Douglas Neighbor to Neighbor

$3,250

Coquille Indian Tribe Community Health Center

$10,000

Coquille Indian Tribe Natural Resources Department

$8,950

Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association

$9,000

Emmanuel Episcopal Preschool

$5,000

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

$10,000

Harmony United Methodist Church

$5,000

Hillcrest School Music Program, North Bend School District

$4,000

Kids' HOPE Center

$12,500

Lakeside Senior Center

$9,265

Little Theatre on the Bay

$15,000

Myrtle Point Food Share

$10,000

Myrtle Point Senior Citizen Center

$3,200

Oregon Coast Community Action CASA

$20,000

Oregon Coast Community Action's South Coast Food Share

$20,000

Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon

$7,500

Powers School District

$13,280

Project Blessing Food Pantry

$10,000

South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival

$5,000

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

$5,000

T.H.E. House INC

$11,000

The Gold Beach Senior Center

$4,000

The Lighthouse School

$5,000

The Logos Players

$3,200

The Nancy Devereux Center

$8,000

Wally's House - Curry Child Abuse Intervention Center

$2,920

Wisdom of the Elders Inc.

$5,000

Women's Safety & Resource Center

$6,500

Total

$361,962

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