The Cowlitz Indian Tribe, owner of the ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield north of Vancouver, announced this week that it’s donating $500,000 to the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington COVID Response Fund. The money will be used to provide grants and vital community services “for residents who stand to lose the most from this unfolding emergency.”
The Cowlitz Tribe is additionally giving $250,000 to three charitable organizations in the Puget Sound Area.
The Native American group’s ilani Casino is operated by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the gaming unit of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. The casino features 2,500 slot machines and 75 gaming tables, 15 restaurants, and 2,500-seat meeting and entertainment venue.
Source: Ilani Casino Resort