Cow Creek Foundation Awards Over $850K To Non-Profits

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation (CCUIF) awarded grants to 82 charities in their spring round of giving on June 18. The combined total of $857,975
was awarded to non-profit organizations from Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lane Counties.

The CCUIF was founded in 1997, and began its philanthropic activity in 1998. Since its beginning, CCUIF has given over $24 million to non-profit charities in Oregon counties, focusing on offering assistance in education, strengthening youth and families, providing for positive youth development, and adding to the quality of life. In recent years, the Foundation has also put increasing emphasis on meeting basic needs and feeding the hungry.

“The longer I serve as Executive Director of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation, the more convinced I am that there are solutions to problems,” said Foundation Director Carma Mornarich. “I’ve come to know the hope and strength I see from the incredibly dedicated nonprofits the Cow Creek Umpqua Foundation has funded in seeking solution results, plus the process can create more confident and helpful people in the process. There’s a great joy and a variety of benefits that come from the process of seeking solutions.”

CCBUTI has a long tradition of giving back to communities where the Tribe lives and works. CCUIF awards are made separately from and in addition to regular philanthropic decisions made by the Cow Creek Tribal Board.

The representatives from the Klamath-Lane Food Bank provided a giant “Thank You” card to the Foundation during the awards ceremony