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MUCKLESHOOT CHARITY FUND GUIDELINES


The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe has long understood the importance of being proactive in meeting the needs of its community. The Muckleshoot Charity Fund has placed high priority in awarding grants to organizations throughout the region that address the unique local and regional issues facing the population.

Most Muckleshoot Charity Fund awards range from $1,500 to $5,000, allowing many agencies to benefit from the funds available. Applications for larger awards are on an invitation only basis.  Profits from the Muckleshoot Casino are the sole source of funding for the Muckleshoot Charity Fund grants. 

The Muckleshoot Charity Fund grant application procedure must be followed in order to give your organization the best possible review and consideration. We prefer applications to be submitted electronically, however, we will be happy accept typed or legibly written applications as well.  Below you will find information on Fund’s guidelines, eligibility requirements, funding priorities and the application process. Please review this information carefully before filling out the application.

WHAT WE SUPPORT


  • Non-profit organizations
  • Public School Proposals
  • Churches
  • Government Agencies
  • Native American Programs

WHAT WE DO NOT SUPPORT


  • Individuals
  • For profit entities
  • Community groups that DO NOT have proof of non-profit status

MUCKLESHOOT CHARITY FUNDING PRIORITIES


  • Education
  • Health
  • Culture
  • Arts
  • Communities of Color
  • Native American Programs
  • Environmental
  • Civic/Community Advocacy

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


Applicants must be located in Washington State and meet one of the following basic requirements:

  • Non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status as determined by the Internal Revenue Service or non-profit status under Washington State Law RCW 9.46.0920
  • Government Agency
  • State Recognized Public School

Applications must also meet the following two criteria:

  • Funding proposals must address one of the priority areas identified above; and
  • Proposals must show how they address the needs of the community, organization, or region.

APPLICATION PROCESS


Only completed applications shall be forwarded to the Muckleshoot Charity Fund Committee for consideration. A completed application must identify how the proposal will meet the priority areas outlined above, what specifically the agency proposes to do with the grant award, history of any previous grant awards from the Muckleshoot Charity Fund, a brief description of planned publicity, and any supporting documents or details of the proposal. Funding requests for date-specific events should include detailed information on the event, including the planned date.

The Board Chair, Chief Executive Officer, or other individual empowered with entering into a contract on behalf of the organization must sign the application.

Applications must include the following attachments in order to be considered complete. .

  • Copy of IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter (if one has been issued to the applicant); or
  • Non-profit status under Washington State Law RCW 9.46.0920and
  • List of current Officers and list of  Board of Directors or individuals who make up the organization’s governing body

REVIEW PROCESS


  • The Muckleshoot Charity Fund receives many applications each cycle and not all requests can be funded
  • Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and successful applicants will be notified when funding is approved
  • Agencies may not receive more than one grant per calendar year
  • All funding decisions of the Muckleshoot Charity Fund Committee are final

Note: The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe reserves the right to modify its criteria for the Muckleshoot Charity Fund at any time.