Applications are now open for the Wildhorse Foundation Grant Program.
They fund projects in the areas of:
- Cultural Activities
- Environmental Protection
- Gambling Addiction Prevention, Education and Treatment
- Historic Preservation
- Public Health
- Public Safety
- Salmon Restoration
- Their grant awards can range up to $20,000. One grant per organization is customarily allowed in a 12-month period.
The Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla. Their homeland is the area now known as northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. Each year the Wildhorse Foundation makes grants to eligible government, Tribal and non-profit organizations in that homeland area:
- Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties in Oregon
- The Tribes Ceded Territory in Washington which is most of Benton, Columbia and Walla Walla Counties
- Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
- Any Native American Tribal government agency or Native American charitable organization with its principal office and base of operations within the State of Oregon
- Any national or regional Indian organization.
They do not make grants to:
- Organizations for sectarian or religious purposes
- Groups which seek to influence elections or legislation
- Private foundations or endowment funds
- Retire debt or make up operational deficits
- Institutions which in policy or practice unfairly discriminate against race, ethnic origin, sex, creed, or religion.
For more information, visit https://www.thewildhorsefoundation.com/guidelines/