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Coquille Tribal Community Fund

Grants to Southwestern Oregon Nonprofits and Agencies
for Programs that Benefit the Public

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Coquille Indian Tribe

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Grants averaging between $1,000 and $10,000 to Oregon nonprofits and agencies in eligible counties, or to the Coquille Tribe, for programs that will benefit the public. Applicants are required to submit a letter of inquiry prior to applying. Eligible counties include Coos, Douglas, Curry, Lane, and Jackson Counties.

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.

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GrantWatch ID#: 174300

Estimated Size of Grant:

Your application must for at least $1,000. There is no upper limit to what you can request, but the Board of Trustees will make the final determination on funding.

Average grants range from $1,000-$10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants may be made to charitable organizations within Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson and Lane Counties, or to the Tribe itself.

Grants may also 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.

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).

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline:
- Letters of Inquiry: Sept. 1 to Oct. 31
- Applications due: Nov. 30
- Board of Trustees meet: December or January
- Awards luncheon: February or March

The application process begins with a Letter of Inquiry. Your letter should provide basic information on your organization and the project or program to be funded. The Letter of Inquiry lets you test the eligibility of your request before filling out a detailed application.

All Letters of Inquiry are reviewed, and you should expect an answer within one week after submitting yours. If your project is determined to be eligible for funding, you will be invited to complete a full application. Application forms will be available online at that time.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Jackie Chambers, Fund Administrator
Phone: 541-756-0904 x 1201

Coquille Indian Tribe
3050 Tremont Ave.
North Bend, OR 97459

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, and Lane Counties