Mission Moment : Visiting the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde

IMG_9587Last week, Schoolhouse Supplies was honored to be one of 29 area nonprofit organizations awarded a grant by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde through the Spirit Mountain Community Fund. As is the Native tradition of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, a potlatch ceremony was held. Our Development Director, Lisa Palermo along with Community Engagement Manager, Catilin Collins-Domingo hit the road to Grande Ronde to participate in the ceremony.

“It was incredible to hear the shared story of resilience presented by the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde,” reported Caitlin “And truly inspiring how much they have accomplished.”

“It was also remarkable to hear all 29 organizations being called up to receive their gift” offered Lisa. “I left thinking about the broad impact of us all returning back home and doing great work.”IMG_9586

The Spirit Mountain Community Fund’s focus is to improve the quality of life in Northwest Oregon through community investments that provide lasting benefits consistent with the Tribe’s culture and values. Schoolhouse Supplies is deeply honored to be considered in that light, and we are thankful to have experienced such a moving and inspiring event.┬áThe gift for us means that every student in a low income Portland school will start the year off with a backpack full of the tools they need to succeed, tools they otherwise might not have.

About The Spirit Mountain Community Fund

  • 16 Years of Giving (1997-2013)
  • 1,983 Grants
  • Supporting 938 Organizations
  • Totaling More Than $60.6 Million

We encourage you all to learn more about the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde by visiting their website here, or by taking a trip to the coast.

Thank you Spirit Mountain Community Fund!

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