The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is proud to support events, activities, and projects through sponsorship relationships that promote community, culture, education and other community-oriented endeavors.

Our Sponsorships Program will work with for-profit businesses and qualified non-profit organizations that are not 501(c)3 organizations as designated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Our Sponsorships Program will actively negotiate for benefits and entitlements that advance the business objectives, goodwill, positive public relations, and community of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

The Sponsorships Program will accept sponsorship proposals from eligible organizations from throughout the Inland Empire region, including San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, if the organization meets the eligibility criteria outlined below.

NOTE: Organizations that are designated as 501(c)3 non-profits by the Internal Revenue Service should contact the San Manuel Community Outreach Department at www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov.


Eligible Organizations

Eligibility Criteria for the San Manuel Sponsorships Program:
  • For-profit businesses and non-profit organizations that are not designated 501(c)3 by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Eligible organization must be located within the Inland Empire region, i.e., San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, California. Additionally, events for which sponsorship is being sought must take place within the Inland Empire region, i.e., San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, California, except events by American Indian tribes and Native American organizations.
  • American Indian tribal governments and Native American organizations are exempt from the geographic location requirement and may be located in any of the continental United States.
  • Organization must be able to demonstrate established organizational status as well as longevity of business. Eligible organization must be able to provide supporting documents (Ex: Tax I.D. #, EIN, Statement of Information, event budgets, or business license, etc.).
  • Sponsorship proposal must be submitted a minimum of 90 days prior to any event-related due dates to provide sufficient time for reviews and due diligence.
  • Events and activities for which sponsorships are requested should align with our mission to promote culture and advancement of the community.

Sponsorship Requests that are Not Eligible

The San Manuel Sponsorships Program will not consider:
  • Individual requests for any purpose (e.g. scholarships, hardship assistance, field trips, etc.).
  • Religious organizations seeking funding for religious purposes.
  • Booster Clubs that are an auxiliary to schools. These organizations are encouraged to work directly with school principals on an application from the school as a whole. Schools are eligible to apply to our Charitable Giving Program.
  • Organizations designated as 501(c)3 nonprofits.
  • Third party funding/funding for redistribution to other groups.
*Please note that requests seeking support for a total or majority cost of a project, event or activity are generally not approved.
All sponsorship requests must be submitted via online sponsorship application with complete information about the organization and the event. Application must include clear event description, sufficient details, and supporting documentation to allow for proper review and analysis as well as event budget and supporting documents to support due diligence process.
Applications are only accepted via online application; previous versions of the application will not be accepted.
Please allow a minimum of 90 days prior to any event related deadlines for review of sponsorship applications. There will be no exceptions.
The Sponsorships Manager may contact the designated representative listed on your application with questions about the proposal.
The Sponsorships Program receives a high volume of requests. In consideration of our review process, please do not call to check the status of your proposal.
Please contact the Sponsorships Program at sponsorships@sanmanuel-nsn.gov with questions