San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Community Center

For more than two decades, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has made generous contributions to nonprofits and government agencies to make a difference in their surrounding communities and Indian Country. Below are some highlights of our charitable giving efforts.

2019 Breast Cancer Awareness

In October 2019, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino donated more than $500,000 to several nonprofit organizations in the Inland Empire and greater Los Angeles area to continue the fight against breast cancer.

San Manuel also hosted the very first Celebrating Courage Fashion Show at the Fox Event Center in Redlands. The fashion show featured breast cancer survivors and was followed by a live auction.

San Manuel then joined Stater Bros. Charities for the 12th Annual Believe Walk in downtown Redlands as a Hope Sponsor. More than 200 San Manuel team members, Tribal members and their families represented San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino at the event by walking in unity with thousands of people from across the Inland Empire.

And following a donation to the American Cancer Society, San Manuel Casino was the presenting sponsor for the 2019 Making Strides Walk in Los Angeles.

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Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital

LLUMC Children's Hospital donation

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians granted its largest donation ever – $25 million – in February 2019 to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

The funds will go to support the fifth floor of Loma Linda University Health’s new Adult Acute Care and Children’s Hospital, and will allow the Children’s Hospital to continue as the leader in high risk birth care in the region, with approximately 50 percent of births at the hospital falling in this category.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians have had a partnership and evolving relationship with Loma Linda University Health for more than 100 years, and this donation will forge an even stronger partnership with the Loma Linda University Health system to move the community forward in health and wellness.

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Mary’s Mercy Center

Mary's Mercy Center groundbreaking

In January 2019, The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians donated $7.3 million to Mary’s Mercy Center in San Bernardino to aid in building Mary’s Village, an 11-acre facility which will provide transitional, supportive housing to 115 homeless men.

Program participants will receive housing with education and vocational-based training, mental health and substance abuse counseling, parenting classes, financial literacy, and courses on life skills. A combination of short-term (transitional housing) and long-term (permanent supportive) housing strategies will assist each participant in moving through stages of residential stability. 

Read more about building Mary’s Village.