The in Pendleton, Oregon, serves the tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla) located in the area now known as northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. Each year, the foundation makes grants to eligible organizations in that homeland area.
Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded in the areas of arts, cultural activities, education, environmental protection, gambling addiction prevention education and treatment, historic preservation, public health, public safety, and salmon restoration.
Eligible applicants include tribes located in Morrow, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa counties in Oregon; tribes ceded territory in Washington, which is most of Benton, Columbia, and Walla Walla counties; and the confederated tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. In addition, any Native American tribal government agency or Native American charitable organization with its principal office and base of operations within the State of Oregon or any national or regional Indian organization are eligible to apply.
See the Wildhorse Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.