Giving Back 2018-04-11T20:21:11+00:00




$12,200 for Upper Lake Middle School Athletic Uniforms

HPUL presented Upper Lake Middle School with a donation of $12,200 for athletic uniforms. In response, Upper Lake Middle School gave HPUL a huge Wildcat ROAR! The Tribe understands that investments in school athletics helps builds teamwork, perseverance, and leadership for future generations.



$1,500 to Lake County Schools for the Attendance Challenge

HPUL, in partnership with Lake County Schools, challenged each Lake County school to try to reach 100% attendance during the week of March 19th – 23rd. The schools with the best attendance won $1,500 donated by HPUL. Read more here.



$80,000 to the Northshore Fire Protection District

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake donated $80,000 to the Northshore Fire Protection District. The unwavering partnership between HPUL and first responders showcases the power of community in a tangible way. HPUL is honored to contribute the needed funds for emergency personnel and the greater Upper Lake region.



$25,000 for the United Pomo Nations Fire Victims Fund

The devastating wildfires that swept California in the fall of 2017 left many people without homes or the resources to rebuild. With many members of the United Pomo Nations Council affected by these fires, HPUL has given $25,000 to the Fire Victims Fund to help the Lake, Sonoma, and Napa counties rebuild.

Hurricane Harvey Impacts


$12,500 donation for Hurricane Relief

When the devastating Hurricanes of Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on the U.S. and the Caribbean, the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake felt moved to donate $12,500 towards relief efforts. The donation provided assistance and shelter to families stricken by the horrific effects of these storms.


$80,000 donation to the Northshore Fire Protection District

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake donated $80,000 to the Northshore Fire Protection District, which will be utilized, in part, to save money by continuing to fund a new position at the fire district. The Northshore Fire Protection District Chief, Jay Beristianos, highlighted the importance of the donation by saying, “These types of donations are huge because of declining revenue sources.”


$5,000 Donation To Lake County Fire Protection District

When the Clayton Fire scorched more than 4,000 acres in Lake County, the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake felt compelled to act as proud members of the community, and gave $5,000 to the Lake County Fire Protection District to help with the relief effort.


$130,000 Donation Toward Lights At The High School Athletic Field

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake committed $130,000 to the project of installing lights at the Upper Lake High School stadium. The donation was the final, critical part to getting the project going after 10 years of fundraising, and reflects the tribe’s commitment to the community and its youth.


$25,000 To Lake County, $25,000 To Lake County Sheriff’s Office

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribe gave two donations totaling $25,000 each to the Lake County Sherriff’s Office and to Lake County. The tribe expressed their gratitude for the community and those who serve it, and said this was one of several ways that they can show it.


$25,000 Donation To The County For General Use, (used for marketing)

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribe donated $25,000 to Lake County, which was directed toward marketing projects to attract more tourism to the area. The Record Bee reported that District 3 Supervisor Jim Steele, who oversees the Upper Lake area, praised the tribe, saying, “They stepped up…They went out of their way to fund things to let the community know that they are a partner and that they are really a part of the community and part of the county.”