Community Support

Viejas Gives Back to the Community. It’s the Kumeyaay Way.

The Kumeyaay Indians, whose ancestors welcomed explorer Juan Cabrillo to San Diego with open arms in
1542, continue ancient traditions of hospitality and sharing. These traditions are manifest today through the consistently generous contributions to a wide variety of charitable and community organizations.

Each year, the Viejas Band makes philanthropic donations to hundreds of local community groups, schools, service and civic organizations, as well as charity events sponsored by other commercial businesses. Such support comes directly from the Viejas Tribal Council and its wholly owned business enterprises – Viejas Casino & Resort, Viejas Hotel, Viejas Outlets, Viejas Entertainment and Production, and Ma-Tar-Awa RV/Camper Park.

The following guidelines will summarize the preferences, exclusions, and restrictions on the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians Community Relations partnership programs, and provide the information you need to prepare a request for funding.


We give preference to requests that meet proven and researched community needs in one of
Viejas’ five areas of focus

1. Diversity
2. Environment
3. Youth and Seniors
4. Education
5. Cultural Preservation

While we give preferences to requests that align with these five areas of focus, we also consider
requests outside of these areas. Some examples include support for the Military and Law


Viejas Community & Public Relations places their highest priority to funding specific non-profit programs that meet our guidelines.

Viejas guidelines exclude contributions to:
• Walks or Runs
• Individuals
• Private foundations
• Organizations that re-grant to other groups or causes
• Organizations that practice discrimination based on age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, or ancestry
• Sectarian or denominational religious organizations, except for programs that are broadly promoted, available to anyone and free from religious orientation
• Educational tuition
• Government entities, other than schools


Viejas does not provide funds for:
• General operating expenses
• Travel expenses
• Loans or loan guarantees
• Debt reduction or past operating deficits
• Liquidating an organization

To be considered for a donation or sponsorship you must submit a written request to the Vice President of Community and Public Relations via email, fax, or mail to the address listed below. All requests must be
received at least 60 days before the requested donation or sponsorship is needed. Written requests must be either on official organization letterhead or on personal stationery that includes the return address and
phone number of the person or organization submitting the request. Your request will be screened and reviewed for consideration.

Requests can be submitted to:

Vice President of Community & Public Relations
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
5000 Willows Road Alpine, CA 91901
Phone: 619-659-5405
Fax: 619-659-5401
Unfortunately, due to the high number of requests that we receive, it is impossible to respond in writing or email to each requestor.
If we accept your request and you represent a non-profit organization, we will contact you for a completed W-9 and a copy of the IRS tax determination letter confirming the non-profit status.