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Sponsorships

About Tribal & Community Sponsorships

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Strong communities develop from resilient citizens. Resilience arises from inclusivity and feeling connected to others.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians welcomes opportunities to sponsor community events and activities in the Inland Empire and across Indian Country that enhance the image of the Tribe and engage and inspire Tribal Citizens to develop connections with the broader community, while supporting community goals.

We encourage San Manuel Tribal Citizens to be actively involved in communities through sponsorship of opportunities that inspire good health, wellness, and cultural and artistic appreciation—all of which help sustain a sense of community.

About Tribal & Community Sponsorships

Areas of Focus

Community Engagement and Development

Community Engagement & Development

We support events that:

  • Educate Inland Empire communities, and communities neighboring tribes across Indian Country, about Native American cultures
  • Provide opportunities to strengthen communities and cultures in Indian Country
  • Provide opportunities for creative displays and learning
Cultivating Arts

Cultivating Arts & Sharing Culture

We support events that:

  • Educate Inland Empire communities, and communities neighboring tribes across Indian Country, about Native American cultures
  • Provide opportunities to strengthen communities and cultures in Indian Country
  • Provide opportunities for creative displays and learning
Wellness and Healthy Living

Wellness & Healthy Living

We support events that:

  • Promote physical and mental wellness
  • Offer educational components for healthy living

Other Program Details

Who Can Apply

Reputable organizations that offer impactful events to Indian Country and/or the Inland Empire Community. Applicants must have sustainable business models and positive, long-standing relationships in their communities.

Preference will be given to hyper-local and current partner organizations.

Applications will only be accepted from:

  • Reputable for-profit organizations
  • 501(c)4
  • 501(c)6
  • Current partners organizations
  • Tribal governments
  • Tribal businesses
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Local, State, Regional Agencies

We Do Not Sponsor

  • Events outside of Indian Country or the Inland Empire
  • Individuals’ requests for any purpose
  • Religious organizations seeking funding for religious purposes
  • Schools or booster clubs
  • 501(c)3 nonprofits*
  • Fiscal sponsors
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Expectations

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San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has high expectations of all sponsorship recipients. Applicants must display capacity to manage all aspects of the event(s) to be sponsored. As sponsorship partners, all recipients must provide negotiated and exclusive sponsorship benefits/entitlements to the Tribe.

Applicants should consider capacity to fulfill sponsor expectations prior to submitting an application.

Sponsorship Expectations 1

Before applying, please understand that:

  • Applicants and events must align with the San Manuel brand and provide entitlements that advance the business objectives, goodwill, reputation, and community relationships of San Manuel
  • All applications must include event budget and marketing plan sponsorships must offer competitive sponsor benefits
  • All sponsorship recipients must complete a recap report within 14 days following the sponsored event Applications must be submitted no less than 90 days prior to desired commitment date

*501(c)3 organizations may be eligible to apply for Charitable Giving. Please visit San Manuel Cares

Sponsorship Expectations 2

Apply for a Tribal Sponsorship Grant

To apply for a Tribal and Community Sponsorship, please fill out the form in the link below.

Apply for Grant

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