By Lisa Pemberton

Puyallup Tribal News staff writer 

The Puyallup Tribe’s charitable giving program is strong and is making a difference throughout the region.

In fiscal year 2019, the tribe gave nearly $2 million in charitable contributions under its gaming compact with the state, and another $2 million above and beyond the agreement. Dozens of organizations large and small received awards.

Here are just a few:

American Cancer Society, $50,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, $25,000

Hilltop Artists, $9,000

Making a Difference Foundation, $50,000

Nourish Pierce County food bank, $45,000

Rescue Mission, $50,000

Special Olympics Washington, $30,000

Tahoma Indian Center, $50,000

Tacoma Public Schools Indian Education program, $75,000

To learn more about the tribe’s charity funds, go to http://www.puyallup-tribe.com/charitytrustboard/.