The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is proud to support events, activities, and projects through a sponsorship relationship that promotes community, culture, education and other community-oriented endeavors. Sponsorship relationships are typically those that are event-specific and will conclude with the successful execution of the event for which the sponsorship support has been agreed to.

Our San Manuel 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.

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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‚Ķ (Ex: Tax I.D. #, EIN, Statement of Information, project 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.
*Please note that Sponsorship requests that include costs for a total or majority cost of a project, event or activity are generally not approved.
All sponsorship requests must be submitted online with clear project description, sufficient details, and supporting documentation to allow for proper review and analysis.
To submit a sponsorship proposal to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, please download the application. Complete the application and send it via email to Sponsorships@SanManuel-NSN.gov.
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.