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The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund advisory board released the list of organizations that were awarded quarterly grants and a Philomath school was among the recipients.

Clemens Primary School received $1,923 to go toward the establishment of a new school garden. Specifically, the money will be used to help pay for garden troughs.

Other organizations located near Philomath that received funds include the Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets. The organization will receive $2,000 for Power of Produce tokens, which allow children to select fruits and vegetables at the markets.

Marys Peak Search and Rescue received $2,250 to help pay training clinic fees to prepare Region 3 K-9 teams for certification in water search and rescue.

The Old Mill Center for Children and Families received $1,000 for laundry cards and children’s bilingual books for families served at relief nurseries in Corvallis and Monroe.

In all, Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed $92,132.60 to 22 organizations this quarter. The seven-member charitable fund advisory board has distributed more than $15.5 million since its inception in 2001.

The next deadline to submit applications is March. 1. Eligibility for money from the charitable fund is limited to two categories:

• Entities and activities located in the Siletz Tribe’s 11-county service area (Lincoln, Tillamook, Linn, Lane, Benton, Polk, Yamhill, Marion, Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties).

• Native American entities and activities located anywhere in the United States.

For an application and information on requirements, go online to ctsi.nsn.us/charitable-contribution-fund; by calling 800-922-1399, ext. 1227, or 541-444-8227; or by mailing Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, P.O. Box 549, Siletz, OR 97380-0549. Applications can be submitted via email at mailto:stccf@live.com.