Coquille Tribal Community Fund

Help for the Helpers

The Coquille Indian Tribe established its Community Fund in order to share the proceeds of The Mill Casino • Hotel with organizations that benefit the residents of southwestern Oregon.  The fund seeks to strengthen the community by improving opportunities and lives throughout the region.

Representatives of local community groups gathered for the 2020 awardees luncheon.

Our Mission

“The Coquille Tribal Community Fund is dedicated to providing assistance to organizations that make lasting contributions to the communities we serve. We believe through this spirit of giving we allow our communities to grow and prosper.”


Want to Apply or Login?

The annual grant cycle starts with a letter of inquiry.  Letters for every grant cycle must be submitted between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31.  Learn more 

If approved through the LOI stage, your final grant application is due November 30th before midnight.

Click here to start your online profile and apply for a grant.

Click here to log in to an existing organizational profile.

*If you are unsure if your organization has an existing profile, please contact the fund at jackiechambers@coquilletribe.org or 541-756-0904 x 1201.


2020 Grants

Seventy-one organizations received more than $366,000 from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund in March 2020. 

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We think all our grantees are pretty special.  Here’s a sampling of 2020 grants that illustrates how Community Fund dollars work to improve our community.



Coquille Valley Art Center





Previous Grants

 

 

 

 

Friends of Coos County Animals
Lakeside Warming Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powers VFW

About Tribal Giving

 More about the Fund

Other Coquille Tribal donations

The Community Fund targets projects that will make a clear difference for daily life in the Coos Bay area and throughout southwestern Oregon. It’s one of several ways the Coquille Tribe contributes to the community.

Press releases 


Our Board of Trustees

♦ Linda Mecum, Coquille Tribal Council Secretary

♦ Melissa Cribbins, Coos County Commissioner (Governor Appointed)

♦ Gary Leif, Oregon State representative

♦ Terri Porcaro, CEDCO & CEO of The Mill Casino

♦ Joe Benetti, Mayor of Coos Bay

♦ Jon Ivy, Tribal member representative

♦ Scott LaFevre, Tribal member representative


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  • Tribe Responds to COVID-19

    The Coquille Indian Tribe is taking appropriate steps in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. In addition to the measures undertaken by The Mill Casino-Hotel & RV Park, the tribal government administration is acting to protect the safety of our employees and tribal member families, while maintaining essential services to our membership.

    In the past few days, the tribe has canceled some group events.  We also have curtailed nonessential travel by our employees. We have been communicating to membership daily for the past week, keeping them informed about the status of the epidemic in both Oregon and nationwide, along with the tribe’s actions.

    Starting Monday, many of our tribal government employees will begin working from home. We are keeping our health center open. Other tribal government facilities will either close for the next two weeks or remain open on a limited basis, with minimal staffing. Like other local governments, we will evaluate the unfolding situation and respond accordingly.

    We offer our best wishes to the entire community in this challenging time.