Giving Back

When Foxwoods opened in 1992, our relationships with the state, local tribes and neighboring towns were among our highest priorities—all of us working together to build a stronger and brighter future. After all, our vision was all about community—the primary reason for building Foxwoods in the first place.

From all over the country, Pequots returned to Mashantucket to live, attend school, build careers, raise healthy families and reinvest their talents in Mashantucket as well as this region. Culture and spirituality, strong family values, education, social stability, economic independence, and the wellbeing of our Tribal Members, employees, and guests were primary ingredients in repatriating our people and developing our ancestral lands.

Thirty years later, we continue the very hard work toward achieving these goals, as well as protecting and advancing our sovereign rights to build and preserve a cultural, social, and economic foundation that can never be undermined or destroyed.

Ours is a historic partnership with Connecticut, and we are honored to have helped support our state in so many pivotal ways. Foxwoods’ gaming revenue has not only supported our Tribe, employees and vendors, but also the State of Connecticut and its local municipalities, which include our closest neighbor—the Town of Ledyard.

Foxwoods Resort Casino revenue funds the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Government, which supports tribal families, employees, visitors, tenants, vendors and more. This includes Mashantucket Tribal police, fire, 911 dispatch and emergency medical services, security, surveillance, public works, a natural gas cogeneration plant, water and sewage treatment plants, trash removal and recycling, education department, child development center and youth programs, a community center, child protective and social services, tribal court judiciary, a tribal health clinic, a world-class museum, and regulatory oversight of gaming, labor and employment, and health and safety inspectors.

Helping Our Neighbors

For more than 30 years, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has invested nearly $89 million in local road improvements

Nearly $1 million dollars in property taxes are paid each year for properties owned by the Tribe in the neighboring Town of Ledyard

Our neighboring Town of Ledyard receives approximately $1 million from the Pequot Fund every year

The Tribe provides all road maintenance, snow removal, and landscaping for Ledyard and state roads surrounding Foxwoods Resort Casino

The Tribe has contributed over $100 million in donations and sponsorships to local charities and social service organizations since 1992

The Mashantucket Pequot Fund – Most Lucrative in Existence

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has exceeded $4.5 Billion in slot revenue contributions to the State of Connecticut through the Mashantucket Pequot Fund, the first—and most lucrative—tribal gaming revenue sharing agreement in existence.

In 1994, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council agreed to re-open its slot agreement, thereby allowing the State of Connecticut to permit the Mohegan Tribe to build Mohegan Sun casino.

Combined gaming revenue contributions to the State of Connecticut by the State's two federally-recognized tribes have exceeded $9 billion, to date.

Annual Giving

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s partnership with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars contributed through our Annual Giving Campaign, which supports families in need throughout the local area. Additionally, Foxwoods’ annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign collects approximately 15,000 new children’s toys, blankets, winter coats and other essentials each year for United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s “Tommy Toy Fund” program.

The Employee Emergency Assistance Fund was created by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods to help assist eligible team members in times of personal financial crisis due to unexpected and emergency events. It is designed to address sudden, unexpected and critical catastrophes such as a family crisis, acute illness, natural disaster or fire. Team members are able to rely on funds that have been generously donated to the program through employee and non-employee contributions in their greatest time of need.

Driving Out Diabetes

Since 2006, Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler, along with Tribal Elder Richard E. Sebastian, have co-chaired the highly popular Driving Out Diabetes annual golf event, with a mission to support efforts in finding a cure for diabetes, promote healthier lifestyles, and provide information to assist others in making informed choices. Throughout the years, the event has partnered with leading charitable organizations for this noble cause. To date, Driving Out Diabetes has raised more than $2.4 million to promote healthier lifestyles and to help at-risk communities to live healthier, longer lives in the surrounding area and throughout Indian Country.

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