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The Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe has a history of partnering with community organizations on restoration work benefiting culturally important species. Both research and restoration activities are necessary to that end.   The Tribe has developed this grant to communities to support mutually beneficial projects. We look forward to developing new partnerships in a common endeavor towards a better community through healthy natural resources.

The Tribe was pleased to announce a new philanthropic endeavor entitled Natural Resources Grants to Communities in 2011. This grant program has funded community projects that benefit wildlife and plant species of cultural importance to the Tribe. We invite you to submit an application for consideration.  The 2015 Natural Resources Grant Application is live as of October 1st, 2015.


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Grant Information and Guidelines:

Due Date: October 30th

Applications: Are submitted online through the:

Cow Creek Foundation page

  • If you have not applied before you must create a new account.
  • Once you have an account and are logged in, click on the Natural Resources Grants to Communities 2015 application form.

Application Time Period: Applications will be made available on October 1st and are due by October 31st.

Application Review: Funding proposals will be reviewed by the Natural Resources Department and ranked on merit against the other projects submitted. The Department will recommend projects for Tribal board approval at the November meeting and applicants will be notified shortly thereafter. Once the grant is awarded, funds will be available immediately.

Funding Range: The grant request range is up to $2,500 per project.

Project Guidelines:

The Cow Creek Umpqua has defined specific types of projects eligible for funding. Criteria for the selection process include:

  • Projects must be located within the Umpqua or Rogue River basins.Projects benefiting culturally important species are required: Lamprey, Salmon, Steelhead, Huckleberry, Camas, and Beaver.
  • Project must be research or restoration in nature. Research projects are defined as academic or scientific; to gain a better understanding of the habitat, life cycle or behavior of a species. Restoration projects include improving or restoring habitat, relocations, or fish passages;
  • Projects which are cost-shared by the applicant (funds or contributed goods and services) are preferable;
  • Projects must be completed by December 31 of the year following application (applicants in good standing may reapply in succeeding years);
  • Governments (state and federal), local non-profit organizations and academic institutions are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information:

Please call Jason Robison or Janet Cooper at (541) 677-5575 if you have any questions about the grant application process.