The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe awarded nearly $1 million in donations to nonprofits across Washington state on June 26.
Nearly $400,000 of this was given to nonprofits in the Snoqualmie Valley. The donations prioritize organizations that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, the Tribe said in a press release.
“The Snoqualmie Tribe prides itself on giving back to the community, because it is a cultural value of ours. The Snoqualmie People have always been here and will always be here. We are committed to investing in the Snoqualmie Valley community and lifting each other up during these times,” Snoqualmie Chairman Robert de los Angeles states in the release.
Among the organizations that received donations were the Environmental Science Center, the Pacific Science Center Foundation, Washington’s National Park Fund, Tavon Learning, Northshore Senior Center, the Greater Maple Valley Community Center, Making a Difference Foundation, Friends of Youth, Food Lifeline, Compass Health, Byrd Barr Place, Brigadoon Service Dogs, Trout Unlimited, Oxbow Farms and Mid Puget Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group.
This year’s recipient organizations applied for donations this winter. Donations focused on arts and culture, Native and family services, salmon habitat restoration, environmental education and the Snoqualmie Valley.
“These organizations support individuals who need help the most. It is vital to the Snoqualmie Tribe that these critical service delivery organizations are supported and able to continue to serve those in need,” said Christopher Castleberry, Snoqualmie Tribal Treasurer.