The Coquille Indian Tribe established the community fund in 2001 as a way to
share profits from The Mill Casino with community organizations. Since its
inception, the fund has distributed close to $3.5 million to support
charitable efforts throughout the region.
The following organizations received funds this year.
* Bandon Community Youth Center – $2,500 for job skills development program.
* Bay Area Senior Activity Center – $5,000 for senior lunch program.
* CASA of Lane County – $5,000 for volunteer screening, training and supervision.
* Christian Help Food Bank – $5,000 for snack pack program and food purchases.
* Community Emergency Resources & Vital Services – $5,000 for food bank and children’s school supplies.
* Community Sharing Program – $2,500 for holiday meal boxes.
* Coos Art Museum – $2,000 for 2010 Biennial Student Art Exhibit.
* Coos Bay Police Dept. – $2,500 for crime prevention program.
* Coos Bay Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry – $6,000 for food purchases.
* Coos County Friends of Public Health – $2,500 for women’s health service vouchers.
* Coos County Historical Society – $70,000 for waterfront museum and plaza.
* Coos County Public Health – $2,500 for exam vouchers for teens.
* Coos County RSVP – $3,500 for mileage reimbursement for volunteers.
* Coquille Valley Art Association – $3,000 for replacement kiln and improvements.
* Ecumenical Emergency Food Cupboard – $5,000 for food purchases.
* Egyptian Theatre Preservation Assoc. – $6,500 for stage lighting.
* Ellensburg Theater Company – $3,600 for ADA compliance for new theater.
* Florence Food Share – $2,500 for food purchases.
* Friends of South Slough Reserve – $11,100 for the Aquaria project.
* Lower Umpqua Community Center – $5,000 for new kitchen flooring.
* Mental Health Assoc. of SW Oregon – $6,000 for Living Well with Chronic Conditions program.
* Music on the Bay – $10,000 for stage roof and handicap access.
* Myrtle Point Senior Center – $1,000 for window replacement.
* ORCCA-CASA – $5,000 for training and support of volunteers.
* ORCCA-Emergency Housing – $3,000 for emergency housing program.
* ORCCA-Share Bear Snack Pack program – $5,000 for supplemental weekend food.
* ORCCA-South Coast Food Share – $5,000 for transportation costs.
* Over the Rainbow, Inc. – $2,000 for horse feed.
* Parent Partnership, Ltd. – $5,500 for McKinney Homeless Youth program.
* Planned Parenthood of SW Oregon – $5,000 for educational programs.
* Powers Action Team – $3,750 for projector and screen for Saturday Nite Movies in the Park.
* Powers Food Pantry – $6,000 for food purchases.
* Powers School District – $2,500 for equipment for Native Species Center.
* Rogue Gallery & Art Center – $2,000 for Drop in & Draw program.
* Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity – $2,500 for drywall and insulation for new home.
* Shelter Care – $5,000 for prescription drug program for the homeless.
* SMART – $5,000 to provide program to 34 children.
* South Coast Business Employment Corp. – $12,000 for senior meals.
* South Coast Community Garden Assoc. – $3,475 for a shed.
* Southern Oregon Adolescent Study & Treatment Center – $6,000 for pre-vocational work-study program.
* Star of Hope Activity Center – $3,000 for new equipment for Oregon Connection.
* Triangle Food Box – $5,000 for food purchases.
* University of Oregon Museum of Natural History – $6,575 for a compact storage system.
* Walter Graham Food Pantry – $10,000 for food purchases.
* Women’s Safety and Resource Center – $18,000 for a sexual assault advocate.
* Zonta (Coos Bay area) – $5,000 for the Little Red Schoolhouse Project.