2019 Nisqually Indian Tribe Charitable and Local Government Program Recipients

The program includes three types of funding. Financial support is awarded to 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations dedicated to public safety, children’s services, community health, cultural preservation, veteran’s support and environmental protection; these recipients are selected in a competitive application process. Scholarship funds and community groups also participate in the program. Local government funding provides for police, fire, emergency services and other public safety needs.

Dave Maestas, representing the American Legion Post #53 from Dupont is grateful for the support from the Nisqually Tribe.  “This funding will be used to assist our Veterans and propel our youth programs which benefits the entire community.  The generosity from the tribe and this fund is paramount to the success of so many organizations in the area.  We can’t thank the tribe enough.”

These funds are raised through the business entities of the Nisqually Tribe to include:
Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation
Red Wind Casino
She Nah Nam Seafood
Nisqually CommunicationsNisqually Construction
Nisqually Post and Print
Nisqually Markets

A list of 2019 funding recipients can be seen here:

South East Thurston Fire Authority

Tenino Police Department

Olympia Police Department

Washington State Patrol

Thurston 911 Communications

South Thurston Fire & EMS

Pleasant Glade El./North Thurston Sc.

City of Lacey/Lacey Museum

Lacey Parks & Rec/ Cultural Cel.

Evergreen Forest El.

First Responders Making a Diff.

Friends of the Lacey Timberland Libr.

Goldfinch Productions

Kiwanis Club of North Thurston

Lacey Fire Fighters Charity

Lacey Mid Day Lions Club

Lacey Sunrise Lions Club

Lydia Hawk ES

Nami Thurston Mason

Nisqually Land Trust

North Thurston Edu. Foundation

N. Thur. Public Sch. Native Student Pr.

N. Thur. Public Sch. VOICE Pr.

Project New Hope Foundation

Regional Athletic Complex  RAC

Rez Animal Resources & Edu.

River Ridge HS

S. Puget Sound Up With Down Syndrome

South Sound Reading Foundation

Thurston County Fair Foundation

Thur. Eco. Dev. Council Center for Bus.

WA Explorer Search & Rescue-Thur. Co.

West Acadamy

Thurston County Prosecuting Att. Office

Ballet Northwest

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW Wash.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Thur. Co.

Child Care Action Council of Thur. Co.

CHOICE Regional Health Network

Crazy Faith Outreach

Crime Stoppers of South Sound

Deschutes Estuary Rest. Team  DERT

Dispute Res. Center of Thurston Co.

Eastside Cooperative Preschool

Enterprise for Equity

Evergreen State College

Family Edu. And Support Services

Family Support Center of S. Sound

Friend of Nisq. Nat. Wildlife Ref. Com.

Hands On Children’s Museum


Hoopsters Family

Interfaith Works

Jefferson Middle School

Leschi Learning Legacy

Master Gardener Foun. Of Thur. Co.

Meadows Elementary


Nisqually River Foundation

NW Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center

Oly Reign Volleyball Club

Olympia Cops & Kids Foundation

Olympia Family Theater

Olympia Film Society

Olympia Musical Theater

Olympia Symphony Orchestra

Olympia Union Gospel Mission

Pacific Education Institute

Panza, dba Quixote Communities

PARC Foundation of Thur. Co.

Pizza Klatch

Puget Sound Estuarium

Raindancer Wild Bird Rescue


Salmon Defense

Seeds for Growth: Sp. Needs Comm Cntr

Senior Services for South Sound

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Yelm Con.

So. Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity

South Sound Parent to Parent

Prov. St. Peter Foun., Prov. Sexual Assault

Stars and Stripes Q. O. V.

Stonewall Youth

Strophy Foundation

Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia

Studio West Dance Booster Club

The Crisis Clinic of Thur. & Mason Co.

The Mayday Foundation

The Undertold Histories Project

Thurston Co. Volunteer Legal Services

Thurston Co. Chamber Foundation

Thurston Co. Disaster Asst. Team

Thurston Co. Food Bank

Thurston Co. Veteran’s Services

WaHeLut Indian School

WA Indian Civil Rights Comm.

WA Center for the Performing Arts

Waya Outdoor Institute

West Central Park Project

Westside Cooperative Preschool

Wild Grief

YWAM Faith Harvest Helpers

YWCA Olympia

Cross Creek Alpaca Reserve

Wolf Haven International

Thurston Conservation District

Dry Tikes & Wet Wipes

5th Grade Lead. Club, Michael T. Simmons Sch.

George Wash. Bush Middle Sch. Partners in Edu.

Olympia Film Collective

S. of the Sound Comm. Farm Land Trust

S. Puget Sound Mobile Search & Rescue

South Sound Roots Acadamy

The Moore Wright Group

Tumwater Education Foundation

Bounty for Families

Jazz in the Park

Nisqually Valley Moose Lodge #1905

Rotary Club of Yelm

Southworth Booster Club

TABU Fastpitch Organization

Truly Motivated Transitional Living

YCS Native Edu. Pro.-N.A.T.I.V.E. Student Leaders

Yelm Community Services

Yelm Dollars for Scholars

Yelm Senior Center

Yelm Tornado Yth. Football & Cheer

God’s Portion

Hwy 507 Young Life

Save Our Water Tower

City of Dupont


Pat Tillman Memorial Post 53, Amer. Legion

Patriot Baseball League

Wild Rose Productions

Atayal Inc

Northwest Indian College

Thurston Co. League of Women Voters Edu. Fund

Nat. Indian Women’s “Supporting Each Other”

Columbia River Dev. Foundation

PSESD Native Education Program

International Indian Treaty Council

El Centro de la Raza

Native Action Network

Potlatch Fund

Rise Above

United Indians of All Tribe Foundation

Urban Native Education Alliance

Advocates of Sacred

Coast Salish Wool Weaving Center

Nat. Indian Child Welfare Assoc.

Bethel Sch. District Native Amer. Edu Program

Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations

Lighthouse Fellowship Church

Tahola District School

Leimomiwaiwainue Canoe Family

First-In Training and Education

Emergency Food Network

First Baptist Church of Lakewood

Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare

Greater Life Church Of Lakewood

Western Wash. Native Educators Consortium

Braided River

Long Live the Kings

Northwest Harvest

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance

Sacred Heart Emergency Outreach 

Special Olympics Washington


The Mockingbird Society

The Saint’s Pantry Food Bank

Willapa Harbor Helping Hands

Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation

S. Puget Sound Comm. College Foundation

To learn more about the Nisqually Indian Tribe, its people and programs, visit www.nisqually-nsn.gov. The Nisqually Reservation is located 15 minutes east of Olympia. 

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