Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund

Locally Managed 501c3


Current Amount Donated


100% of all donations submitted will go to directly benefit members within our community.
See How Funds are Being Distributed

Our Mission

It is with great optimism and hope that the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund was established on September 11, 2020.

Our mission is to support residents living in the Santiam Canyon who are affected by Lionshead and Beachie Creek wildfires by raising funds to provide relief, support the recovery and clean up, and assist in the rebuild of our communities including Idanha, Breitenbush, Detroit, Niagara, Gates, Mill City, Lyons, and Mehama, Oregon.

How do I donate?

You can donate online here or mail your monetary donation to:

Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund
c/o Santiam SIT of Santiam Hospital
1401 North 10th Ave
Stayton, OR 97383

What Can I Donate?

If you would like to continue to support the wildfire relief effort, Santiam Service Integration is accepting gift card donations (gas cards, Grocery Cards, box-store cards). The cards are given to displaced survivors of the wildfire who are actively participating in disaster case management with the Santiam SIT. In addition, the Santiam Service Integration (SIT) wildfire relief staff are continuing to work with Santiam Canyon households that were displaced by the wildfire. As households need immediate need items or household items when they move back to their properties, SIT will be posting those needs on their Facebook page. For more information about the services that SIT provides please visit our website or

You can make monetary donations online here:
Round 2 Grant Application has closed. Stay tuned for Round 3.
Applicants must meet all three eligibility requirements for Round Two Recovery Grants:

  1. At the time of the September 2020 wildfires, were either living in their primary residence on the property, or building a primary residence on the property;
  2. Sustained a total loss of primary residence, or primary residence under construction, and/or one or more verifiable outbuildings on the property (for example, a barn, or a workshop, or a garage); and,
  3. Intend to rebuild or replace the lost structure(s).

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to reimburse eligible rebuilding expenses. Invoices, receipts, and/or estimates for work scheduled for completion, must be submitted with the grant application.

SCWRF intends to distribute $2.4 million in the Round Two Recovery Grant cycle; the Round Two application deadline is August 27, 2021.


Applications for Round Two Recovery Grants can be completed online at (Scroll to the middle of the page to “Apply for Recovery Grant” and then select “Apply Here” for Round Two Recovery Grants.) For questions and help with applications, call or text the SCWRF Grant Helpline at (503) 897-0379 or email


SCWRF continues to provide essential gap funding through the Santiam Service Integration Disaster Response Team.  The Disaster Response Team can also assist with housing, FEMA applications and appeals, insurance claims, food, clothing and medical supplies, and connecting with volunteers to aid in property clean up. Since September 2020, SIT has mobilized thousands of volunteers to help residents navigate the recovery process. For information on how to access these resources, contact SIT at 503-769-9319 or email


Since its inception, SCWRF has worked hard to equitably distribute funds to support fire-affected Santiam Canyon residents. To date, more than $475,000 has been disbursed to support residents’ immediate relief needs and initial recovery efforts. A Community Grant of $45,000 awarded to Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Department Protection District for repair and maintenance of the district’s fire vehicles and equipment. Over $150,000 in-kind gifts such as generators, gas cards, food, clothing and household items have also been distributed by SCWRF. By leveraging partnerships with agencies such as United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley and Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, SCWRF has served 1,158 fire-affected households in the Santiam Canyon.


SCWRF aims to raise a total of $5 million to support Santiam Canyon residents affected by wildfires. To help SCWRF reach its fundraising goal and to support additional grant funding opportunities, visit  The SCWRF is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

Round 2 Grant Application has closed. Stay tuned for Round 3.

If you are a Santiam Canyon resident in need of assistance as a result of the wildfires, please connect with SIT:

Santiam SIT Wildfire Relief Center
11758 Sublimity Rd SE
Sublimity, OR 97385

Monday–Friday • 10:00am to 4:30pm

To get more details about Round 2 of Wildfire Recovery Grants, please see the
"Apply For Recovery Grants" tab.

Wildfire Damage Housing Relief

Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund Advisory Committee Members

Cindy Chauran

Survivor/Community Volunteer

Maggie Hudson

Member Ex-Officio, CEO Santiam Hospital

Deana Freres

Community Volunteer

Todd Reeser

Santiam Canyon School District

Jimmy Jones

Mid Willamette Valley Community Action Agency

Troy Gulstrom

Mehama Community Church

Rhonda Wolf

United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley

Ed Diehl

Knights of Columbus, Santiam Hospital Board of Directors

Colleen Bradford

Department of Human Services

Gary Swanson

Survivor/Community Volunteer

Kim Hanson

Maps Community Foundation

The Santiam Resilience

Thank You To Our Donors

100% of these donations go to directly benefit our community in need because of these wildfires.

R Sneddon + S BA Wire XFE

OCF Betty Roberts Fund

Benevity Fund Donation

Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation

Mary Joann Deits Rousseau

OCF Bob & Marypat Hill Family Fund

OCF Tedd & Connie Gilbert Fund

Jeff & Kimberly S Koehnke

OCF Doris J Wipper Fund

R H Parker/United Foundation


A J Frank Family Foundation

Jerry H Walling

Robert H Smythe Living Trust

James F & Marion L Miller Foundation

Willamette Health Council

Freres Foundation

Goulder Family Foundation

Jennifer L & William J Martinak

Mr Russel & Kathleen Roitters

OCF Joseph E Weston Public Foundation

United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley

Keizer Rotary Foundation

B E Knudson Charitable Foundation

Cherry City Metals, LLC

Mickey Hatley

St Anthony Council

No. 2439 Knights of Columbus

Freres Foundation

Jacquelyn & Phil Van Daff

MCM Fund



Immaculate Conception Church

Central Willamette

FNTS Holdings, LLC

Saalfeld Griggs, PC

Joel K Blount


Kimberly Nelmark


Benjamin E Perry

Diane R Freres

Doerfler Farms, Inc

Foothills Church

Forest Carbon Works, PBC

Freres Building Supply

Jason Eldred

Les Newman's

Maps Community Foundation

Mission Properties, LLC

Mr Kenneth Ware

OCCU Foundation

Radiation Therapy Consultations, PC

River View Community Bank

Samaritan Health Services

Steve Wheeler Tire Center

The Foundation of Stayton Area Rotary Club, Inc

The Roundhouse Foundation

Weyerhaeuser NR Company

Withers Lumber

The Reser Family Foundation



The 2020 Santiam Canyon Wildfires

These two women are inspiring! They’ve both lost homes due to wildfire but in all of the chaos, they’ve helped create the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund and are working with Santiam Hospital, Stayton, Oregon to do it.

The idea: People living in Santiam Canyon helping others living in the same community. The goal is to connect families in need, to people who can give, with a team at Santiam Hospital serving as a go-between. The beauty of it? The hospital already has a team dedicated to helping fill needs in the community. Now that team will help people in the canyon rebuild.

News Updates on Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund