“Living a tradition of giving”
Through the value of Sumi'nangwa
Coming together for the benefit of all
In January, The Hopi Foundation sought collaborative partnerships with local Hopi nonprofits to encourage their participation in the inaugural 2013 Arizona Gives Day. Our partnership currently includes the following nonprofits in our community:
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.
The Hopi School, Inc. – Also known as Hopitutukaiki, through its summer apprenticeship program, has developed an inter-disciplinary curriculum that encourages a culturally based, more holistic educational process both in the arts and sciences. The school’s long-term goal includes developing both and accredited elementary and secondary school with curricula that are rooted in Hopi philosophy and teachings.
Mesa Media, Inc. – Mesa Media was founded to keep the Hopi language vibrant. Mesa Media produces learning materials in the Hopi language by Hopi people for the Hopi people. Concepts for CDs, DVDs, and books come directly from traditional Hopi perspectives on dry farming, food, animals, colors, and cardinal directions.
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.
RedFeather Inc. – The Red Feather Development Group educates and empowers American Indian nations to create long-term, sustainable solutions to the severe housing crisis within reservation communities. Red Feather organizes volunteers, and, alongside tribal members, builds needed homes using sustainable materials and techniques. Red Feather serves as the fiscal sponsor to the Hopi KiiNatWanLalwa, Inc. a new local nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding Red Feather’s mission into our region.
Goals of the Hopi Nonprofit Partnership
For the Local Nonprofit Sector
For Leveraging State & Regional Partnerships