Children from the Early Childhood Education Department perform at
the fall art auction to raise funds for their new facility.
The House of Knowledge is complete. You can be a part of
what’s to come!
The Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal members while increasing the understanding of the Tribe’s rich cultural heritage with people who reside in the Puget Sound area and visitors from far and wide.
The Foundation’s current focus is on fostering an appreciation of tribal art, history, and culture; promoting education; and increasing awareness and action to protect the environment.
The Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization rechartered from the Klallam Development Fund in 2002 to benefit the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, its members, and its mission. A ten member Board meets twice yearly to govern and direct the Foundation.
Aerial view of the planned new facility at the Early Childhood Center.
The Foundation raised approximately $20,000 to benefit the new preschool campaign through its October 2011 Native American art auction and dinner that was co-hosted with the Early Childhood Education Department. This event featured Early Childhood Singers and Dancers, the S'Klallam Singers, Sacred Water, a traditional salmon dinner, and live and silent art auctions. Thank you to so many community members who helped to make the evening a success.
Your help is needed to continue the positive impact the Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation has on the community. The 2012 focus of the Foundation includes:
- Scholarships. The Tribe funds a significant portion of scholarships for tribal members but additional funding is needed.
- Tribal History Book. A tribal history book is in the final stages of being written. Your contribution will assist with publishing this valuable work.
- A new facility for early childhood education is a priority for the Tribe. Contributions from individual and corporate donors are needed for matching grant funding.
If you have questions or would like to make a contribution, please contact Laurie Mattson:
Mail Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation, 31912 Little Boston Road NE, Kingston, WA 98346