The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians works hard at being a good neighbor and building solid community partnerships. Just a few specific examples of the contributions the tribe has made to the community include:

  • A commitment of to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department for 5 years for a firefighter/paramedic position.
  • Purchase of a search and rescue vehicle for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Purchase of thermal imaging cameras for the Lompoc Fire Department.
  • A $50,000 donation to the Cottage Hospital of Santa Ynez for equipment for the hospital’s radiology lab.
  • A $10,000 donation to the Santa Barbara County Foodbank to ensure that no needy family in the county was without a turkey during Thanksgiving.
  • Nearly $160,000 worth of forensic equipment for law enforcement agencies throughout Santa Barbara County.

The following is a partial list of community partnerships. It’s only a partial list intended to illustrate the variety of organizations that have received donations from the Chumash tribe:

Adventours Outdoor Excursions
Adventures in Caring Foundation
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
AIDS Housing of Santa Barbara
Alabama Coushatta Tribe
Alano Club - Alcoholics Anonymous
Alice Shaw School PTA
Alan Hancock Foundation
Altrusa International
Alzheimer’s Association
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Dream Foundation
American Heart Association
American Indian Alliance
American Indian College Fund
American Indian Film Institute
American Indian Healing Center
American Indian Health & Services
American Junior Golf Association
American Legion - 16th District
American Lung Association
American Red Cross
American Youth
American Youth Soccer - Lompoc
Animal Rescue Volunteers
Anti-Defamation League
Arthur Hapgood Elementary School
Arts Outreach
Asian Pacific Association - 30th Medical - VAFB
Assistance League of SLO County
AYSO Region 9
B.S.A. Los Padres Council - S.B.
Barbara Ireland Walk for the Cure
Bethania Lutheran Church
Big Bear International Film Festival
Big Brothers Big Sisters -
San Luis Obispo
Bill Brundage Christmas Toy Run
Birds of Prey Preservation Program
Bishop Diego High School
Blaine Johnson Sponsor
Boy Scouts of America - Los Padres Council - SB
Boy Scouts of America - North County
Boy Scouts of America - Troop 504
Boyd Horne
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard & Port Hueneme
Boys & Girls Club of Lompoc
Boys & Girls Club of SB
Boys & Girls Club of Carpinteria
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria
Breast Resource Center
Buellton School District
Buellton Chamber of Commerce
Buellton Historical Society
Buellton Union School Dist
CA Indian Vaquero Youth Assoc.
CA Vocal Arts Ensemble
CAAPEC Edwin Lombard
Cabrillo High School
CAC Head Start
Cachuma Lake Nature Center
Cal Poly Animal Science
Cal Poly Rodeo Program
Cal Works/Alternative Payment Program
California Indian Basketweavers Assoc
California Indian Council Foundation
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center
California Military Museum
Cambria Rotary Club
Camino Segundo
Camp Dewey, Inc.
Camp Whittier (near Cachuma Lake)
Campfire USA
Campfire USA Central Coast Council
Cancer Hope Foundation
Cancer Society Relay
Captive Hearts
Capuchin Franciscan Foundation
Cary Calvin Oakley School
CASA of Santa Barbara County
Casa Serena
Casmalia Elementary School District
Catholic Charities
Central Coast Alzheimer’s Chapter
Central Coast Equine Experience
Central Coast Firefighters
Central Coast Literacy Council
Central Coast Ovarian Cancer Quilt Program
Central Coast Reaches Out to the Gulf Coast
Central Coast Tennis Club
Central Coast Youth Basketball
Cesar Chavez Charter school
Charter School Jog-A-Thon
Children’s Center
CHSRA District 7
Chumash Council of Bakersfield
Chumash Interpretive Center - Thousand Oaks
Chumash Thousand Oaks Pow-Wow
City of Buellton
City of Lompoc
City of Solvang
Clak Center Performing Arts Assoc.
Coastal Voices
College School Activities
College School District PTA
Community Action Resource
Community Kitchen
Community Partners in Caring
Core Events
County of Santa Barbara
Crestview Elementary School
Cure Autism Now
Cuyama Valley Public Library

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