San Manuel Donates $1 Million In Honor Of GivingTuesday


GivingTuesday is known as the largest day of philanthropic giving every year, occurring the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In honor of the day, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians surprised 10 native-led organizations with $100,000 donations, for a total of
$1 million.


With GivingTuesday also taking place during Native American Heritage Month, San Manuel’s donations help bridge the gap as Native American nonprofits receive less than 0.05% of total contributions throughout the United States.

Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena acknowledged that a great deal of work is left to be done in Indian Country to ensure Native communities around the nation have the resources to thrive for generations to come.

The following organizations were awarded for their service to Indian Country:

• Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition
• California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
• National Indian Child Welfare Association
• Great Plains Veterans Services
• Notah Begay III Foundation
• Inter-Tribal Sports Inc.
• Native Hope
• National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
• HIR Wellness
• Mother Nation