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We support education, self-determination for all, community development—primarily in our ancestral lands and we focus on the development of opportunities for Native nations and causes across the country.

Funding Areas

Inspiring Our Future Through Education

Across all we do, we believe that education is the key to creating paths to a better future. Each generation has a responsibility for their actions that will have an impact on seven generations from now. When our family reflects on the impact of our choices, we hope they will say that our investment in education has advanced Indian Country and has lifted up the communities around us.

Funding Areas

  1. Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming in local K-12 schools (public, private and charter).
  2. Support after-school programming to help students reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
  3. Fund scholarship programs for high school and college-level students in need of financial assistance to cover tuition and education-related expenses.
  4. Programs directed to supporting college access that assist students that desire to pursue education beyond high school.
  5. Support college and career readiness programs that provide successful transitions between high school and college, or work with students to help them gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed for their post-secondary success.
  6. Support community-based arts and music programming.

Empowering Lives

We stand up for those who need basic services, including food and shelter, and we stand with those who served our country.

Funding Areas

  1. Support direct services to prevent and address homelessness through the delivery of case management services and housing programs.
  2. Programs directed to supporting economic mobility for veterans and military families.
  3. Senior programming efforts that increase the quality of life for senior citizens.
  4. Programs that provide support for victims of domestic violence.
  5. Support projects that create the development, preservation, or rehabilitation of accessible transitional housing.
  6. Nonprofit organizations that provide accessible civil legal aid.

Reinforcing Healthy and Resilient Communities

We partner with community-based organizations, native-led organizations, and local agencies that uplift and support the development and resilience of our communities.

Funding Areas

  1. Direct healthcare services including education, prevention and disease management.
  2. Support career pathway programs through workforce development and training opportunities.
  3. Disaster response and mitigation efforts that support and protect our communities.
  4. Support programs that provide direct services for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
  5. Programs that address conservation and education of wildlife and environmental resources or initiatives

Preserving Cultural Traditions and
Empowering Indian Country

We take pride in our heritage and rich cultural history. San Manuel’s unique culture and history includes teaching our community the sacrifices of our ancestors, and what defines and sustains us today.

Across Indian Country, our shared heritage, values, struggles and triumphs form bonds that cannot be broken. We work best when we work together to ensure a bright, prosperous future for all indigenous peoples.

Funding Areas

  1. Cultural education; cultivation of indigenous heritage stewardship; maintenance and revitalization of traditional life-ways; documentary, oral history and language preservation and application.
  2. Cultural gatherings, heritage celebrations, and cultural centers.
  3. Environmental protection, conservation and sustainability, including wildlife, plant communities, water resources, and other related resources.