Giving back to the community has always been a tradition of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. We’ve donated more than $16 million to the local community in the spirit of generosity. We call it ‘amuyich.
In 2005, the tribe took a significant step by establishing the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation. The goal of our Foundation is to make the community it serves a better place for all of its residents, placing particular value on activities and programs that expand opportunities for the least advantaged, protect our environment or enhance the lives of youth.
In so doing, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation makes grants to vital community organizations and works to grow and manage permanent funds to meet the future needs of our region.
The Foundation is governed by the Business Council of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.