Wildhorse Foundation Awards Q1 Grants Totaling $387,841

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PENDLETON, OR – The Wildhorse Foundation, a community fund established by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), has awarded grants for the first quarter of 2023.

The Wildhorse Foundation received 69 applications in the first quarter of 2023 with total requests nearing $1 million. A total of 38 organizations were awarded grants ranging from $1,000 to $16,000 for projects in the areas of public health, public safety, arts, education, salmon restoration, historic preservation, environmental protection, and cultural activities. Total funding awarded was $387,841.60.

In 2022, the Wildhorse Foundation awarded $1,383,347 in grant funding to eligible government, tribal and charitable organizations.

The organizations and the grant amount awarded to each for the first quarter of 2023 were:

Organization NameCityStateProject TitleAmount
AlpenfestEnterpriseORAlpenfest 2023$9,600.00
Blue Mountain Community FoundationWalla WallaWAWalla Walla Public Schools Field Trips$8,000.00
Blue Mountains ConservancyLa GrandeORWild School Education Classes and Habitat Enhancement$5,940.80
Boardman Fire Rescue DistrictBoardmanORAirway Management Project$14,324.00
Cardinals NestWaitsburgWAWhat’s Fishy About Your Local Environment?$1,742.40
Children of the Setting Sun ProductionsBellinghamWAWhen Salmon Come Home$16,000.00
City of Union Fire and EMSUnionORMobile Radio Updating$16,000.00
Color Our Community on AwarenessWalla WallaWAJuneteenth Jubilee 2023$1,000.00
Columbia County Sheriff’s OfficeDaytonWAEmergency Response for Patrol$16,000.00
Confluence ProjectVancouverWA“Voices of the River” Traveling Exhibit/Museum Project$8,000.00
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the ArtsPendletonORTraditional Arts Workshop Funding$8,000.00
CTUIR Department of EducationPendletonORFeathers for Our Future$8,800.00
CTUIR Department of Public SafetyPendletonORPrevent Homeless Pets$8,000.00
Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council, Inc. (DBA Art Center East)La GrandeORGallery Program$8,432.00
Friends of Joseph Fire FightersJosephORSCUBA Rescue Equipment$16,000.00
Friends of The Historic Union Community HallUnionORHistoric Stained-Glass Window Repair$10,000.00
Grande Ronde Hospital FoundationLaGrandeORGrande Ronde Hospital Campus Expansion Project$16,000.00
Grande Ronde Model Watershed FoundationLa GrandeORRestoration Monitoring and Evaluation of Fish Use and Movement in the Upper Grande Ronde River and Meadow Creek Watersheds$15,704.00
Happy Canyon Foundation, Inc.PendletonORHappy Canyon Metal Scenery Wings Repaint Project$16,000.00
Hurricane Creek GraNGE #608JosephORsewer replacement and upgrade$12,000.00
Imbler School DistrictImblerORImbler High School Track and Field Program/Imbler High School Football Program$7,450.00
Kennewick Grid KidsKennewickWAKennewick Grid Kids 2023 Cheer/flag/ tackle football season$12,000.00
Little League Baseball Inc. – Triangle Little LeagueAdamsOROutdoor lighting and fencing$11,094.40
Meadowood Springs Speech & Hearing CampPendletonOR2023 Meadowood Speech Therapy Camp$7,600.00
Page Ahead Children’s Literacy ProgramSeattleWAStory Leaders$4,000.00
Pioneer Relief NurseryPendletonORPioneer Relief Nursery Expansion$16,000.00
Powder Basin Watershed CouncilBaker CityORPowder Basin Watershed Council Macroinvertebrate Surveys$4,293.60
Salvation Army Pendleton CorpsPendletonORCommunity Hunger, Thirst and Utility Support$16,000.00
Special Olympics Oregon Union CountyElginORSpecial Olympics Union County Uniform Replacement Project$4,500.00
Stepping Stones AllianceHermistonORTransportation$16,000.00
Two Rivers CDCNORTH BENDWAVeteran Stress Reduction$5,000.00
Umatilla County Cemetery Maintenance District 2WestonORSecurity gate and cameras$4,000.00
Umatilla County Soil and Water Conservation DistrictPendletonORUmatilla County Bank Restoration and River Resiliency Guidebook$16,000.00
Umatilla Tribal Fire DepartmentPendletonORFire & EMS Training Equipment$16,000.00
Union County Emergency ServicesLa GrandeORUnion County Swiftwater Rescue Capability Enhancement$9,206.40
Walla Walla SymphonyWalla WallaWARock Camp 2023$2,000.00
Walla Walla Valley BandsCollege PlaceWAWalla Walla Valley Band Sound and Video Equipment Purchase$5,154.00
Willow Creek Park DistrictHeppnerORWillow Creek Water Park Rehabilitation$16,000.00

In addition to the Wildhorse Foundation, there are five other tribal community funds and foundations in Oregon. Collectively, these organizations gave out nearly $11 million in grant funding in 2022. The other tribal philanthropic organizations are Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, 3 Rivers Community Foundation, Coquille Tribal Community Fund, and Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation.