Hopi Nonprofit Partnership

“Living a tradition of giving”

Through the value of Sumi'nangwa

Coming together for the benefit of all

The Hopi Foundation sought partnerships with local Hopi nonprofits to encourage their participation in the annual Arizona Gives Day. The 2015 partnership includes the following Hopi nonprofits:

The Hopi Foundation, Inc. –The Hopi Foundation’s mission exemplifies the Hopi teaching of itam naapyani or "doing the work ourselves". Established by local Hopis to promote self-sufficiency, proactive community participation in our own destiny, the Foundation has served the Hopi community since 1987 through the development of micro-enterprises and community-based projects that work to strengthen Hopi culture and Hopi values. The Foundation hosts a number of local projects and initiatives including KUYI Hopi Radio, HOPI Substance Abuse Prevention Center, Natwani Coalition, Owl and Panther Project, and the Hopi Leadership Program.

Hopi Education Endowment Fund - The Hopi Education Endowment Fund's mission is to cultivate and nurture the future of the Hopi people through education by growing and safeguarding a perpetual source of funding (endowment).

The Nakwatsvewat Institute - The Nakwatsvewat Institute  (TNI) was established to work with Native communities to develop and enhance their governance, justice and educational institutions. TNI is managed and advised by a diverse group of Native American community leaders, educators, advocates, attorneys, judges and academics.  TNI services include community-driven research, technical assistance, training, academic courses, publications, and direct services.

Moenkopi Senior Center, Inc. – The mission of the Moenkopi Senior Center is to improve the quality of life for elders by offering recreational, educational, social activities and by providing support services for all Hopi Elders of Moenkopi Village (Upper and Lower) and the Hopi Reservation, including those with physical impairments. The purpose of the Moenkopi Senior Center is to provide direct services that are vital to elders’ in maintaining their independence, and living healthier, longer, fulfilled lives.

Goals of the Hopi Nonprofit Partnership


  • To engage at least 3 local nonprofit partners for the 2015 statewide campaign.
  • To raise a goal of $50,000 for the local nonprofit community in this statewide campaign.


For the Local Nonprofit Sector

  • To educate the public about the unique services that our nonprofit sector provides to the Hopi communities.
  • To raise support for the Hopi nonprofit community from donors locally and state-wide.
  • To provide nonprofits a new experience with online giving as a way to strengthen their sustainability.


For Leveraging State & Regional Partnerships

  • To leverage existing and new corporate partnerships / sponsorships for the Hopi nonprofit community.
  • To acquire a goal of at least $15,000 of matching sponsorships from regional corporate and business partners.
  • To engage local nonprofits to vie for up to $20,000 awards and prizes through the Arizona Gives Campaign.