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Morongo Band of Mission Indians

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians awarded nearly $200,000 to dozens of non-profit organizations serving local communities as part of the tribe’s inaugural Community Outreach Awards luncheon, held on Wednesday, April 13.

The 67 award recipients represented a wide array of organizations across Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including those involved with Native American culture, social services, education, hospitals or health organizations, and support groups for members of the military and military families.

“Giving back to the community is central to our core values at Morongo, and we are delighted to be able to provide assistance to dozens of non-profit groups that do so much to serve those in need all across the Inland region,” said Morongo Tribal Chairman Charles Martin. “There are so many exceptional groups out there who work so hard in the service of others, and we are excited to be supporting and recognizing their missions through our Community Outreach Awards Program.”

Pictured: Morongo Tribal Chairman Charles Martin speaks at the Morongo Community Outreach Awards Luncheon where the Tribe awarded $200,000 to 67 non-profit organizations from across the Western Riverside County and the Coachella Valley.

Pictured: Morongo Tribal Chairman Charles Martin speaks at the Morongo Community Outreach Awards Luncheon where the Tribe awarded $200,000 to 67 non-profit organizations from across the Western Riverside County and the Coachella Valley.

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Morongo launched the new Community Outreach Awards Program last year to expand the number of smaller, community-based Inland groups to which the tribe provides philanthropic support in neighboring communities. Grants of up to $5,000 each were awarded through the streamlined process.

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians awarded nearly $200,000 to dozens of non-profit organizations serving local communities as part of the tribe’s inaugural Community Outreach Awards luncheon, held on Wednesday, April 13.

The 67 award recipients represented a wide array of organizations across Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including those involved with Native American culture, social services, education, hospitals or health organizations, and support groups for members of the military and military families.

Pictured: Members of the Morongo Tribal Council, the Morongo Community Outreach Committee, and representatives of Carol’s Kitchen of Banning, Guide Dogs of the Desert, and Olive Crest gather onstage at the Morongo Community Outreach Awards Luncheon.

Pictured: Members of the Morongo Tribal Council, the Morongo Community Outreach Committee, and representatives of Carol’s Kitchen of Banning, Guide Dogs of the Desert, and Olive Crest gather onstage at the Morongo Community Outreach Awards Luncheon.

“Giving back to the community is central to our core values at Morongo, and we are delighted to be able to provide assistance to dozens of non-profit groups that do so much to serve those in need all across the Inland region,” said Morongo Tribal Chairman Charles Martin. “There are so many exceptional groups out there who work so hard in the service of others, and we are excited to be supporting and recognizing their missions through our Community Outreach Awards Program.”

Morongo launched the new Community Outreach Awards Program last year to expand the number of smaller, community-based Inland groups to which the tribe provides philanthropic support in neighboring communities. Grants of up to $5,000 each were awarded through the streamlined process.

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