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
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.
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.
Thurston County Prosecuting Att. Office
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
Jefferson Middle School
Leschi Learning Legacy
Master Gardener Foun. Of Thur. Co.
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.
Puget Sound Estuarium
Raindancer Wild Bird Rescue
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.
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
YWAM Faith Harvest Helpers
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
Hwy 507 Young Life
Save Our Water Tower
City of Dupont
Pat Tillman Memorial Post 53, Amer. Legion
Patriot Baseball League
Wild Rose Productions
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
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
Long Live the Kings
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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