Tribe Extends $700,000 to Support Children, Families in Josephine County

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians proudly contributed almost three-quarters of a million dollars in February to Josephine County organizations that improve the lives of children and families in the community.

The Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe contributed $250,000 to the Josephine County Library, $250,000 to the Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Josephine County, and provided a $200,000 zero-interest loan to the Home Bridging Project in Josephine County.

“It is our hope that these contributions will help provide these organizations with the stability and access to resources that they need to continue to be beacons of hope and encouragement here in Josephine County,” said Cow Creek Umpqua Tribal Chairman Carla Keene at the donation ceremony.

The organizations were selected in part because of the Cow Creek Umpqua commitment to donating to charitable organizations throughout Southern Oregon, the ancestral homelands of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians.

“We believe that strong communities start with embodying a strong value system and making the commitment to uplift one another,” said Keene.

In addition to donations that come directly from the Tribal Government, the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation donates twice per year to charitable organizations in Josephine, Jackson, Coos, Klamath, Douglas, Lane and Deschutes counties. In January, the Foundation donated $61,160 to seven non-profits in Josephine County, including:

  • $15,000 to the Maslow Project to provides services for homeless youth
  • $15,000 to St. Vincent De Paul Our Lady of the Valley Council to provide meals to those in need
  • $10,000 to Legacy Family and Leadership to provide abuse prevention services

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