A charitable organization of the
Confederated Tribes of the Coos,
Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians

In order for your grant to be reviewed and considered for funding by the Three Rivers Foundation, your organization and project must meet the following eligibility criteria.

Eligible Applicants: The Three Rivers Foundation invites applications from the following organizations:

  • 501(c)(3) organizations that are located in Coos, Lane, Douglas, Curry, or Lincoln County; or
  • 501(c)(3) organizations located in Oregon seeking grant support for projects specifically targeting Coos, Lane, Douglas, Curry, or Lincoln County; or
  • 501(c)(3) organizations located in Oregon seeking grant support for projects specifically important to Native American populations in Oregon; or
  • 501(c)(3) organizations located in Oregon seeking grant support for projects that have a “statewide” impact; or
  • Federally recognized tribes located in Oregon; or
  • Governmental organizations located in Coos, Lane, Douglas, Curry, or Lincoln County.

Geographic Considerations: The Three Rivers Foundation funds projects whose primary impact is focused on the following geographic areas:

  • The ancestral homeland of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, including:
    o Coos County
    o Lane County
    o Douglas County
    o Curry County
    o Lincoln County
    or
  • The state of Oregon (if the project is specifically important to Native Americans in Oregon); or
  • The state of Oregon (if the project has a “statewide” impact.)

Project Priorities: The Three Rivers Foundation will consider applications from projects that address at least one of the following foundation priorities:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Public Safety
  • Problem Gambling
  • The Arts
  • The Environment
  • Cultural Activities
  • Historic Preservation

Funding Restrictions: The Three Rivers Foundation will not consider funding proposals for the following types of projects, programs, or organizations:

  • Organizations who have not closed-out their previous Three Rivers Foundation grant.
  • Grants requesting funding commitments from the Three Rivers Foundation that extend beyond a single year.
  • Pre-existing obligations or debt retirement.
  • Construction projects where applicant does not have site-control.
  • Organizations who do not meet the geographic or organizational eligibility requirements of the Three Rivers Foundation.
  • Projects that propagandize or attempt to influence elections. Organizations that have not adopted a non-discrimination policy.
  • Faith based organizations who proselytize or otherwise restrict participation in the proposed program/project to adherents of their faith.
  • Pass-through funding where an eligible applicant will pass the funds on to an organization that is not otherwise eligible to apply for funding from the Three Rivers Foundation.