22 YEARS OF FUNDRAISING THROUGH GOLF
The San Manuel Golf Tournament is entering its 22nd golf fundraiser event.  Each year, the San Manuel Tribal Government selects several deserving charities to receive their gift of charitable giving for funds raised through the golf tournament activities.  Over the past 22 years, San Manuel Casino has distributed $1.8 million plus in charitable funds to more than 35 deserving non-profit organizations.

CHARITABLE GIVING
As an indigenous community, the origins and history of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians stem from its relationship with the land and to all who share it.  This has shaped its culture, traditions and present lives. Today the Serrano ancestral lands, which include most of present-day San Bernardino County, are shared by many who have not had an opportunity to learn about their deep relationship with these lands.

Since ancient times the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians have expressed themselves through a culture of giving.  Today, San Manuel is able to answer the call of Yawa' (Serrano word meaning "to act on one's beliefs") through partnerships with charitable organizations.  They have drawn upon our history, knowledge, expertise and cultural values to direct our philanthropic giving in local region, as well as to Native American causes nationwide.

Through their Charitable Giving Program, San Manuel is able to partner with outstanding groups that continue to make positive impacts - particularly those focused in the areas of Education, Health, Economic & Community Development and Special Projects.


2019 TOURNAMENT CHARITY RECIPIENTS

California Consortium for Urban Indian Health (CCUIH)
The Mission of the California Consortium for Urban Indian Health is to facilitate shared development resources for our members and to raise public awareness in order to support a health and wellness network that meets the needs of American Indians living in urban communities.

CCUIH’s Red Woman Rising project supports culturally responsive domestic violence services for American Indians be increasing public awareness and enhancing collaboration between Urban Indian Health Programs, domestic violence service providers, and traditional healers.

California Indian Legal Services (CILS)
The Mission of California Indian Legal Services is to protect and advance Indian rights, foster Indian self-determination, and facilitate tribal nation building. CILS is dedicated to protecting and advancing tribal and Native American rights through legislative and legal advocacy and community education. CILS defends sovereign immunity, develops justice systems for safer communities, protects tribal lands, preserves natural and cultural resources, and fights discrimination in education, the courts, and social services.

Chief Seattle Club
The mission of Chief Seattle Club is to provide a sacred space to nurture, affirm, and renew the spirit of Urban Native Peoples.

The Chief Seattle Club serves over 90,000 meals every year and members can access quality nursing care, mental health providers, chemical dependency professionals and traditional healing practices. Native people in urban areas face unique challenges and the Chief Seattle Club embraces the cultures, languages, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives as the primary method for healing and transformation.

Haskell Foundation
The Mission of the Haskell Foundation is to support Haskell Indian Nations University as a national center for intertribal education, research and cultural programs.Money raised by the Haskell Foundation will assist with unmet needs of the university that are beyond appropriated funds provided by the Bureau of Indian Education. The Haskell Foundation will strive to better the campus and the students that attend Haskell Indian Nations University.

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (TVCDC)
Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation envisions a liberated Lakota nation through the Lakota language, culture and spirituality. TVCDC has developed a comprehensive, innovative, and grassroots approach to collaborating with and empowering Lakota youth and families to improve the health, culture and environment of our communities, through the healing and strengthening of cultural identity. TVCDC values the idea that sustainable communities must consider social needs, environmental responsibility, and economic vitality. This idea nurtures a vibrant, healthy community that embraces its cultural heritage while also celebrating its role as community, ecosystem, and marketplace.