Charity Trust Board

Puyallup Tribe donates nearly $500,000 to 34 local organizations

PUYALLUP RESERVATION, Tacoma, Wash.— The Puyallup Tribe has awarded 34 local organizations a combined $481,195.67 through the Tribe’s Charity Trust Board.

The donations are for the second quarter of 2022. They are funded from Emerald Queen Casino revenue as part of an agreement with the state of Washington that includes additional contributions for smoking cessation and problem gambling programs, and for impact costs paid to local governments for such things as fire and police services.

The Puyallup Tribe has donated over $17 million to hundreds of local organizations through its Charity Trust Board over the past 10 years. The Puyallup Tribal Council has donated millions more out of its own budget to help community organizations ranging from Rotary Club to Communities for a Healthy Bay.

“We are pleased to award these dollars to help regional organizations strengthen our shared community,” the Puyallup Tribal Council said. “Congratulations to the winners, and carry on your great work! Your success is our success.”

Casino operations are also the single biggest revenue source for the Puyallup Tribe’s government. They pay for comprehensive services to the Tribe’s Membership, including children’s services, housing, educational support, emergency assistance and funeral services. In the past two years, the Tribe has embarked on an ambitious economic diversification program that will not only strengthen its economic base to bring security for future generations but bring more jobs to the region.

“We are pleased to award these dollars to help regional organizations strengthen our shared community. Congratulations to the winners, and carry on your great work! Your success is our success.”

The Puyallup Tribal Council

The Charitable Trust Board has awarded donations to the follow organizations:

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound – $25,000

Brigadoon Service Dogs – $10,000

Cascade Christian Schools – $20,000

Celebrate Harvest – $23,000

Children’s Therapy Center – $6,000

CJK Community Homes – $40,000

Coast Guard Family & Friends Holiday Stockings – $12,000

Coast Salish Wool Weaving Center – $5,000

Community Lunch on Capitol Hill – $8,000

Degrees of Change – $5,000

Elma School District – $30,000

Environmental Science Center – $2,000

Facing Homelessness – $20,000

Foundation for Private Enterprise Education/Business Week $5,000

Fusion – $10,000

Give Something Back – $2,795.67

Harvest Against Hunger – $10,000

Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children – $10,000

The Making a Difference Foundation- $50,000

Mountain View Elementary – $1,200

Northwest African American Museum – $10,000

Northwest Harvest – $10,000

Northwest Junior Rodeo Association – $2,500

Nourish Pierce County – $50,000

Parkway Community Services – $20,000

Pierce County Santa Cops – $9,200

Puyallup Valley St. Francis House – $7,500

Sound Works Job Center – $5,000

Spirit of the Game Lacrosse – $5,000

Tacoma Youth Symphony Association – $10,000

Truly Motivated Transitional Living – $15,000

Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation – $5,000

Vine Maple Place – $35,000

Washington State Business & Professional Women’s Foundation – $2,000

Each quarter, organizations are encouraged to apply for the donation with preference given to projects that demonstrate benefits or services to Natives as part of their service population.

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