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San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Charitable Giving Program

Grants to USA Tribal Governments and Nonprofits, and
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Grants to USA Tribal governments and Tribal nonprofits, and grants to California nonprofits, IHEs, schools, and school districts to improve the quality of life and address community needs in eligible regions. Program areas include health, education, basic needs, community development, and culture. San Manuel’s charitable giving program supports organizations that provide services in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Applications are also accepted from Tribal Governments and Tribal nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians resources are directed within four giving pillars to benefit these communities and improve quality of life for adults, children and families. Applications are considered through the lens of demonstrated community need, and an organization’s capacity to meet that need.

  • Inspiring our Future Through Education: Includes programs that create pathways to a better future through education. 
  • Empowering Lives: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians stands up for those who need basic services including food and shelter, and stands with those who served the country.
  • Reinforcing Healthy and Resilient Communities: San Manuel Band of Mission Indians partners with community-based organizations, native-led organizations, and local agencies that uplift and support the development and resilience of communities. 
  • Preserving Cultural Traditions and Empowering Indian Country: Working together to ensure a bright, prosperous future for all indigenous peoples. 

For more information about the Giving Pillars and eligible project areas, see:

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GrantWatch ID#: 184293

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Between $5,000 - $100,000
- San Manuel Band of Mission Indians does not accept unsolicited requests for over $100,000.
- First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to apply using the application for $5,000 and below.
- While requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, please note that requests are generally not approved to fund the majority or total cost of a project budget.

Term of Contract:

Grant Period: August 1, 2021 – August 1, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

San Manuel’s charitable giving program supports organizations that provide services in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Applications are also accepted from Tribal Governments and Tribal nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.

The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Organizations with a minimum of three continuous years of current tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.
- Tribal Governments and government entities exclusive for public purposes.
- K-12 schools/districts, colleges and universities. One request per school will be considered per 12-month period. In addition, a letter must be signed and submitted by the school’s principal supporting the request for funding.

- Organizations are only eligible to apply once per 12-month period.
- Organizations must demonstrate strong financial capacity and performance to be considered for funding.
- Has an established track-record that can demonstrate positive impact and progress toward desired goals.

At this time, the charitable giving program does not support:
- Individuals for any purpose (e.g. scholarships, hardship assistance, field trips).
- Grants are not made to organizations that discriminate against certain groups or individuals in the delivery of programs and services on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability.
- Elections, political candidates, or political campaigns
- Fundraising dinners or events
- Programs delivering services to the general population outside San Bernardino and Riverside Counties (Tribal Government requests excepted).
- Organizations that spend more than 25 percent of their operating budget on administrative overhead and fundraising costs.
- National organizations that do not deliver services in the Foundation's geographic area (national Tribal organizations requests excepted).
- Third party funding/funding for redistribution to other groups.
- Religious organizations seeking funding for religious purposes. Religious organizations that have received 501(c)(3) designation, seeking funding for projects outlined in the Foundation's Giving Pillars are eligible to apply.
- Booster Clubs. Clubs are encouraged to work directly with school principals on school application.
- Beauty pageants

Pre-Application Information:

- Grant Applications Accepted: February 1st – April 30th
- Grant Review: May 1st – June 30th
- Award Notifications: July 1st – July 31st
- Grant Period: August 1, 2021 – August 1, 2022
- End-of-Year Reporting Due: September 1st 2022

Applicants are encouraged to apply well before the deadline date to allow the department ample time to conduct their due diligence. Applications received after June 30th will be declined.

Requests that are incomplete and/or require additional information may be pushed to the following year if the department requires more time.

Applications must be submitted online through the Foundation's website. A letter of inquiry is not required. Fax, email or postal mail requests will not be considered. Please contact the Foundation if you have technical difficulties or special circumstances with your application.

Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email.


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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online for a donation of $5,000 and below:

To apply for a donation above $5,000 to $100,000:

If you are having technical difficulties, or have special circumstances, please contact San Manuel Community Outreach Department, and you will be directed to the appropriate Program Officer.

San Manuel Community Outreach Department
26569 Community Center Drive
Highland, CA 92346
(909) 864-8933 (phone)

If your group is seeking a sponsorship and is not a charitable organization or is a 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(6) classified organization, please contact San Manuel Office of Public Affairs for more information.

San Manuel Office of Public Affairs
(909) 864-8933 (phone)

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