San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ commitment to supporting team members, the community and charitable causes received high praise amongst competitors in the gaming industry
HIGHLAND, CALIF. (October 14, 2021) – Global Gaming Awards 2021 awarded San Manuel Band of Mission Indians with the “Responsible Business of the Year” for its significant contributions to its community during the coronavirus pandemic. This award acknowledges the Tribe and its gaming enterprise for its commitment to corporate social responsibility in the gaming industry.
“Having San Manuel recognized as the Responsible Business of the Year is a testament to our tribal values and we are proud to receive recognition of our philanthropy,” said Ken Ramirez, Chairman of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. “Congratulations to the entire team on a job well done! I look forward to working together to continue these meaningful efforts to give back to our community and those in need.”
Giving back is part of the Tribe’s heritage and core mission. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians supports the community as an answer to the call of Yawá (a Serrano word meaning “to act on one’s beliefs”). The Tribe is proud to be acknowledged for all their work as they continue giving back to the community and making impactful donations.
Since 2003 the Tribe has supported thousands of non-profit organizations, in their own community and and beyond, with more than $290 Million in philanthropic grants. Plus, earlier this year San Manuel Band of Mission Indians continued to support small businesses affected by the pandemic through a $1 million small business relief fund that awarded $20,000 grants to 50 small businesses in the Tribe’s ancestral territory including restaurants, personal care businesses, and other businesses deemed non-essential.