This guideline defines those bona fide Tribal government
programs that are eligible to receive funding (“proceeds”)
from the Tulalip Casino’s Tribal Lottery System activities
under section 14.3 of Appendix X to the Tribal-State Gaming Compact,
or from such other Tribal revenue sources as formally designated
by the Board of Directors. These guidelines further define the
manner in which such proceeds shall be used and the responsibilities
of the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund (herein referred to as “Tulalip
Fund”) in making recommendations for final action by the
Tribal Board of Directors.
2. Tribal Government Programs
The following Tribal government programs shall
qualify as recipients of proceeds for purposes of this guideline:
2.1 Tribal government programs which operate in
the areas of Law Enforcement,
Education, Housing, Health, Elder Care, Safety, and Gaming Regulation.
2.2 Other Tribal government programs which have
an impact on the community by assisting the Tribe and its members
in becoming self-sufficient and have been approved by both the
Tulalip Fund and Tribal Board of Directors as meeting these goals
from which no part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit
of any one Tribal Member Individual.
3. Other Requirements
Proceeds shall be recommended for allocation by
the Tribal Board of Directors only after the Tulalip Fund has received
a written proposal from a Tribal government program setting forth
the budget and the specific use of the proceeds which, if approved
for recommendation by the Tulalip Fund to the Tribal Board of Directors.
The fund may not be used for administration and salaries of the
4. Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund
4.1 A purpose and function of the Tulalip Fund
shall be to preliminarily select Tribal government programs that
may be eligible to receive such proceeds and then allocate the
proceeds to the programs finally selected by the Tribal Board of
Directors, in accordance with these guidelines. The final determination
of whether a program qualifies under these guidelines and amount
of proceeds to be allocated shall be done by the Tribal Board of
4.2 The Tulalip Fund shall provide written reports
to the Tribal Board of Directors on a quarterly basis, reporting
both the proceeds received by the Tribe and the disbursements to
the programs approved by the Tribal Board of Directors.
4.3 The Tulalip Fund shall be composed of four
(4) Tribal Members appointed by the Tribal Board of Directors.
The Tulalip Fund members will review applications under the direction
of the Tulalip Tribes Quil Ceda Village General Manager or appropriate
designee. The Fund members shall be employees of the Tribe* and
shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.
*Note – Employees shall not be employed by
Tulalip Casino & Bingo; Tulalip Gaming Agency; Tulalip Gaming
Commission or a member of the Board of Directors.
5.1 All donations of proceeds shall be recommended
for approval by the Tulalip Fund to the Tribal Board of Directors
no more frequently than quarterly or as otherwise directed by the
Tribal Board of Directors. Programs may only be funded once each
calendar year. The Tulalip Fund shall not have the authority to
obligate the Tribe to disburse any proceeds without the prior formal
written approval of the Tribal Board of Directors. The approval
shall come in the form of a Tulalip Tribal Resolution, which shall
be signed by the Tribal Board of Directors Chairman and witnessed
by the Secretary. The Treasurer of the Board of Directors shall
cause a written report of the donations to be concurrently sent
to the Washington State Gambling Commission.
5.2 The use of the proceeds by the Tribal Government
programs shall only be for those purposes authorized herein for
5.3 The Tribe shall maintain separate savings and/or
checking accounts for the purpose of receiving and disbursing proceeds
under this guideline. The savings/checking account will be maintained
under the direction of the Tulalip Tribes Quil Ceda Village General
Manager and Village Accountant or appropriate designee. Disbursement
of funds shall be made only after the accounting department receives
a written Resolution bearing the signature of the Chairman and
Secretary of the Tribal Board of Directors.