Spirit Mountain Community Fund Awards Looking Glass $15,000 for GED Program

The Spirit Mountain Community Fund is the philanthropic organization of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Through the Community Fund, 6% of annual revenue generated by the Spirit Mountain Casino gets reinvested in non-profits throughout Oregon, supporting efforts that address the health, education, and social needs of under-served Oregonians.

The Fund has administered 2,276 grants totaling over $77 million since it was established in 1997. This year, Looking Glass was a grant recipient. The Fund granted us $15,000 for our GED Program operated out of Riverfront School and Career Center.

 Becca Marx, grant writer for Looking Glass, accepts award and shakes hands with Spirit Mountain Community Fund Trustees (left to right) Jack Giffen, Jr, Denise Harvey, Ron Reibach, and Sho Dozono.

Becca Marx, grant writer for Looking Glass, accepts award and shakes hands with Spirit Mountain Community Fund Trustees (left to right) Jack Giffen, Jr, Denise Harvey, Ron Reibach, and Sho Dozono.

Our GED Program is a viable pathway to education attainment and high school diploma equivalency for many students for whom traditional education is not an option. Many of our GED students must work full time jobs in order to support themselves. Not only do students receive individualized academic instruction, students enrolled in the program receive financial assistance for test exams, exam fees, and application fees should they decide to pursue post-secondary education.

Looking Glass thanks the Spirit Mountain Community Fund for investing in the educational advancement of the under-served Lane County youth enrolled in our GED program!