Three Rivers Foundation Grants

Three Rivers Foundation

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Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $7,000

Deadline: Dec 31, 2019

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in Oregon: Coos County, Curry County, Douglas County, Lane County, Lincoln County Other eligible locations: Oregon

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in Oregon: Coos County, Curry County, Douglas County, Lane County, Lincoln County Other eligible locations: Oregon

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Overview:

About the Foundation

The Three Rivers Foundation was established in October of 2011 to serve as the charitable giving arm of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians and the Three Rivers Casino and Hotel.

The land and the people are interconnected and their fate is intertwined. The Three Rivers Foundation exists to improve, enrich, and enhance the health and welfare of the land and people of the historical homelands of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw people. As a reflection of the true interconnectivity of the land and people, The Three Rivers Foundation will also entertain funding applications for projects that have a statewide impact as well as those that impact Native Americans in Oregon.

The Three Rivers Foundation’s is interested in innovative ideas, collaborative approaches, and grassroots efforts in the following areas; education, health, public safety, problem gambling, the arts, the environment, cultural activities, and historic preservation. In order to best respond to the needs of organizations and communities, the Three Rivers Foundation has taken a grant-making approach that is responsive in nature and therefore has elected to not put forward specific initiatives at this time.

Project Priorities

The Three Rivers Foundation will consider applications from projects that address at least one of the following foundation priorities:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Public Safety
  • Problem Gambling
  • The Arts
  • The Environment
  • Cultural Activities
  • Historic Preservation

Grant Size

The Three Rivers Foundation does not have minimum or maximum grant limitations. However, it is anticipated that the average award from the Three Rivers Foundation will be between $2,000 and $7,000.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • The Three Rivers Foundation invites applications from the following organizations:
    • 501(c)(3) organizations that are located in Coos, Lane, Douglas, Curry, or Lincoln County; or
    • 501(c)(3) organizations located in Oregon seeking grant support for projects specifically targeting Coos, Lane, Douglas, Curry, or Lincoln County; or
    • 501(c)(3) organizations located in Oregon seeking grant support for projects specifically important to Native American populations in Oregon; or
    • 501(c)(3) organizations located in Oregon seeking grant support for projects that have a “statewide” impact; or
    • Federally recognized tribes located in Oregon; or
    • Governmental organizations located in Coos, Lane, Douglas, Curry, or Lincoln County.
  • The Three Rivers Foundation funds projects whose primary impact is focused on the following geographic areas:
    • The ancestral homeland of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, including:
      • Coos County
      • Lane County
      • Douglas County
      • Curry County
      • Lincoln County
    • or
      • The state of Oregon (if the project is specifically important to Native Americans in Oregon); or
      • The state of Oregon (if the project has a “statewide” impact.)

Ineligibility:

  • The Three Rivers Foundation will not consider funding proposals for the following types of projects, programs, or organizations:
    • Organizations who have not closed-out their previous Three Rivers Foundation grant.
    • Grants requesting funding commitments from the Three Rivers Foundation that extend beyond a single year.
    • Pre-existing obligations or debt retirement.
    • Construction projects where applicant does not have site-control.
    • Organizations who do not meet the geographic or organizational eligibility requirements of the Three Rivers Foundation.
    • Projects that propagandize or attempt to influence elections. Organizations that have not adopted a non-discrimination policy.
    • Faith based organizations who proselytize or otherwise restrict participation in the proposed program/project to adherents of their faith.
    • Pass-through funding where an eligible applicant will pass the funds on to an organization that is not otherwise eligible to apply for funding from the Three Rivers Foundation.