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Coquille Tribe awards 'record amount' of $815,000 to community groups

(SBG photo / Justina Coelho)
(SBG photo / Justina Coelho)
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This year, the Coquille Indian Tribe set a record, distributing $815,000 in grants to multiple community organizations, according to a release from the Tribe.

One hundred and twenty-one organizations in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson and Lane counties were awarded the 2023 Coquille Tribal Community Fund grants, nearly tripling last year's amount.

“It was humbling to see the list of grant recipients for our Community Fund grants this year,” Tribal Chairman Brenda Meade said. “The incredible amount of work happening by our non-profit organizations reminds us how lucky we are to live here in Southern Oregon. On behalf of the Coquille Tribe, we feel honored to be able to support their hard work.”

This year's largest grant of $32,689 will go to the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team, a "police alliance that combats illegal drug activities in Coos, Curry and western Douglas counties."

The smallest grants of $1,000 were awarded to Charleston Fishing Families, Coquille Christian Community Church and Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival Association.

Other notable awards went out to North Bend High School, Coos County Friends of Public Health, Coquille School District, and the Coos County Sheriff's Office.

According to the release, the fund has distributed about $8.1 million since 2001.

Learn more about the tribal fund on the Coquille Indian Tribe's website, or call fund administrator Julia Willis at 541-756-0904, ext. 1254.

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