Three Rivers Foundation Awards $1.1 Million To More Than 100 Oregon Non-profits

Three Rivers Casino Resort

FLORENCE, OR – The Three Rivers Foundation, established by the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians as the charitable arm of its Three Rivers Casino Resort, awarded $1.1 million in funding to 117 organizations in Oregon. With nearly ten thousand non-profits operating in Oregon, funding is crucial. The foundation received a major increase in applications this year, allowing it to grant 62 nonprofits first-time grant funding.

“It makes my heart feel good,” said Doug Barrett, Tribal Council member. “It feels good getting to see what these organizations are doing with the money, whether it be the food banks, helping the youth through their struggles, whatever the money goes, it is pretty awesome.”

The Three Rivers Foundation supports innovative ideas, collaborative approaches and grassroots efforts in education, health, public safety, problem gambling, the arts, the environment, cultural activities and historic preservation. Several members of the Tribal Council were present at a February 16 luncheon at the Florence Casino held to honor the grant recipients.

“When I have a rough time throughout the year, I think of [the] positive energy that’s going on in this room [today] – helping the community, bringing the community together, and strengthening it,” said Chief Doc Slyter, Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. “What a positive thing to do.”

The Cascades Raptor Center was one of the 117 non-profits to receive funding. The foundation awarded the popular center $10,000 to expand its educational programming.

“Now we will be able to serve more communities, rural communities who don’t have the means to rent buses or make it to the raptor center for education,” said Jennifer Monegan, Senior Development Officer Cascades Raptor Center. “It’s such an incredible gift to the community from the Three Rivers Foundation.”

Children’s Repertory Of Oregon Workshops (C.R.O.W.) received $21,000. It will use the funding to support its main stage musical, The SpongeBob Musical.

“It’s amazing, and we are so grateful for the funding,” said Melanie Heard, founder of C.R.O.W. “The Three Rivers Foundation is incredible. They do so much for the community; every need has been met and is truly touching. The arts are really important, and it was very special that the Three Rivers Foundation recognized that.”

Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County received $25,000. It plans on using the grant to fund its outside healthy habitat for its kids and teens to use in the cold and rainy winter and spring months. “There’s a lot of rain here and our kids are stuck inside a lot and so we don’t have gym space at our facility or anywhere close by that they can go,” said Vanessa Buss, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County. “We are so very grateful that we have Three Rivers Casino here in Florence to help support the work that we do as a community.”

Organizations that received grant money are as follows:

Organization NameCounty LocatedAmount Funded
Bay Area Cancer CenterCoos$12,485.00
Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern ORCoos$5,000.00
Central Coos Fire & RescueCoos$3,967.60
College Park CommunityChurchCoos$2,350.00
Coos Art MuseumCoos$1,500.00
Coos Bay Public LibraryCoos$3,500.00
Coos County 4-H AssociationCoos$12,000.00
Coquille Indian TribeCoos$28,401.00
Dolphin Players ClubCoos$1,400.00
Little Theatre on the BayCoos$8,000.00
Marshfield Pioneer CemetaryCoos$5,000.00
Myrtle Point Senior Citizen CenterCoos$15,000.00
North Bend Senior CenterCoos$4,900.00
Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival AssociationCoos$1,500.00
Pelican HarborCoos$15,000.00
Southwestern Oregon Community College FundCoos$5,000.00
The Evergreen QuestCoos$7,500.00
The Lighthouse SchoolCoos$8,900.00
The Nancy Devereux CenterCoos$5,000.00
Veterans of Foreign Wars Frank C High Medal Post 3440Coos$5,000.00
Waterfall Community Helalth CenterCoos$5,000.00
Brookings Harbor Community Helpers, Inc.Curry$25,000.00
Curry County Master GardnerCurry$10,000.00
The Common GoodCurry$10,000.00
The Gold Beach Senior CenterCurry$5,000.00
Boys & Girls Club of Umpqua ValleyDouglas$5,000.00
Camp MilleniumDouglas$10,000.00
Community Presbyterian Church Warming CenterDouglas$5,000.00
Douglas County Children’s CenterDouglas$5,000.00
Family Development Center/Douglas County Relief NurseryDouglas$15,000.00
General Assembly of the Church of GodDouglas$5,000.00
Kellogg Rural Fire DepartmentDouglas$4,520.00
NeighborWorks UmpquaDouglas$15,000.00
Safe Haven Maternity HomeDouglas$5,000.00
Source One SerenityDouglas$5,000.00
South Douglas Food BankDouglas$5,000.00
St Francis Xavier Conference St Vincent De PaulDouglas$10,000.00
Umpqua Valley Farm to SchoolDouglas$15,000.00
Umpqua Valley South Coast District of Oregon Music Teacher AssociationDouglas$750.00
United Community Action NetworkDouglas$15,000.00
1st Way Pregnancy Crisis CenterLane$30,000.00
Angel Flight West – Oregon WingLane$5,000.00
Bags of LoveLane$10,000.00
Bethel Education FoundationLane$8,000.00
Boys & Girls Club of Western Lane CountyLane$25,000.00
CAFA – Christians as Family AdvocatesLane$5,000.00
Cascade Health FoundationLane$10,000.00
Cascades Raptor CenterLane$10,000.00
Center for Community CounselingLane$5,000.00
Community Alliance of Lane CountyLane$10,000.00
Cornerstone Community HousingLane$7,500.00
Crushers SoftballLane
Daisy C.H.A.I.N.Lane$8,000.00
Deadwood Creek Services, IncLane$30,000.00
Direction ServiceLane$19,900.00
Emergence Addiction and Behavorial TherapiesLane$15,000.00
Eugene Metro FCLane$12,000.00
Eugene Science CenterLane$10,000.00
Fern Ridge Community PartnershipLane$6,000.00
Florence Emergency Cold Weather Shelter CommitteeLane$5,000.00
Florence Farmers MarketLane$3,075.00
Florence Food ShareLane$7,500.00
Florence Senior CenterLane$3,500.00
Florence United Methodist Free Lunch ProgramLane$3,000.00
Food Backpack 4 KidsLane$15,000.00
HIV AllianceLane$3,000.00
Hosea Youth ServicesLane$10,000.00
Interfaith Food HubLane$6,000.00
Junction City Local AidLane$4,000.00
Junction City/Harrisburg/Monroe Habitat HumanityLane$5,000.00
Lane County Diaper BankLane$10,000.00
Lane County Stand DownLane$10,000.00
Lane DUII Victim Impact PanelLane$10,273.00
Looking Glass Community ServicesLane$24,140.00
Love for Lane CountyLane$5,000.00
Mapleton Food ShareLane$30,000.00
Mapleton Water DistrictLane$40,000.00
Mid Lane CaresLane$3,000.00
Northwest Youth CorpsLane$4,300.00
Oak Hill SchoolLane$10,000.00
Oregon Coast Humane SocietyLane$15,000.00
Oregon Coast Military MuseumLane$10,000.00
Oregon Genealogical SocietyLane$2,000.00
Our Community Birth CenterLane$8,525.00
Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & RecureLane$12,500.00
Pregnancy and Parenting CenterLane$4,000.00
Pro Bone O Vet CareLane$10,000.00
Project GraduationLane$10,000.00
Reality Kitchen Non ProfitLane$10,000.00
Relief Nursery, IncLane$10,000.00
River Road Park and Recreation District – Veterans ProgramLane$10,000.00
River Road Park and Recreation District – Teen ProgramLane$5,000.00
River Road Santa Clara Volunteer LibraryLane$585.36
Rods N RhodiesLane$5,000.00
Royal Family Kids of Lane CountyLane$5,000.00
Sexual Assault Support ServicesLane$10,350.00
Shelter Care Lane$12,600.00
Siuslaw Baseball Softball FoundationLane$25,000.00
Siuslaw Outreach ServicesLane$7,500.00
Siuslaw School District 97jLane$18,500.00
Solid StridesLane$13,000.00
South Lane Mental Health ServicesLane$25,000.00
SquareOne VillageLane$10,000.00
The Traveling Children’s MuseumLane$5,361.85
Triangle Food BoxLane$4,000.00
Trinalge Lake Booster ClubLane$35,000.00
Vida McKenzie Community CenterLane$15,000.00
Volunteers in MedicineLane$10,000.00
Western Lane AmbulanceLane$3,000.00
Willamette Farm and Food CoalitionLane$25,550.00
Every Child Linn Benton LincolnLincoln$10,000.00
Siletz Bay Musical Festival Lincoln$7,000.00
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing FoundationOther$7,500.00
The ALS Association Oregon and SW WashingtonOther$5,000.00
Westwind Stewardship GroupOther$20,000.00