Our Nonprofit Community

The Hopi Foundation partners with a number of local nonprofit organizations and grassroots community groups to support growth and development that is locally based and locally driven. We are pleased to help share their information with you to help connect you to our local organizations that do valuable work!

 

The Hopi Foundation

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Hopi Foundation was founded in 1985 and incorporated under the State of Arizona as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in 1987. Our basic mission is to Help People Help Themselves.  The Hopi name, Lomasumi'nangwtukwsiwmani, signifies the process of furthering unity of aspiration blossoming into full maturity over time.  We believe in attending to the community in which we live and in the skills of our people.

 

Contact Information:

Monica Nuvamsa,

Executive Director

Address:

PO Box 301; Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

 

www.hopifoundation.org

 

 

 

Black Mesa Trust

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Black Mesa Trust was established in 1999 as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Arizona.The mission of Black Mesa Trust is to safeguard, preserve and honor the land and water of Black Mesa. At its essence, Black Mesa Trust is about harnessing the lessons of traditional knowledge with Western science and technology to secure permanently our homeland on Black Mesa for generations of children yet to come. It is our hope that our families will always enjoy the wide-open spaces, deep canyons, majestic mesas, and clean air and water that bless our sacred homeland.

 

Contact Information:

Vernon Masayesva,

Executive Director

Address:

PO Box 33; Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

 

www.blackmesatrust.org

 

 

 

Moenkopi Senior Center, Inc.

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Moenkopi Senior Center was established in 2006 as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Arizona. The Senior Center was created to provide social, recreational, health and welleness, and educational services to the Hopi elders.

 

Contact Information:

Andrea Kalectaca,

Administrator

Address:

PO Box 2139; Tuba City, AZ 86045

 

www.moenkopiseniorcenter.com

 

 

 

Hopi Education Endowment Fund

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund was established in 2000 as a 7871 nonprofit organization by the Hopi Tribal Council. HEEF'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).

 

Contact Information:

LuAnn Leonard,

Executive Director

Address:

PO Box 605; Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

 

www.hopieducationfund.org

 

 

 

Hopitutukaiki / The Hopi School, Inc.

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Hopitutukaiki was established in 2005 as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Arizona. The school 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. Our long-term goal includes developing both and accredited elementary and secondary school with curricula that are rooted in Hopi philosophy and teachings.

 

Contact Information:

Robert Rhodes,

Administrator

Address:

PO Box 56; Hotevilla, AZ 86030

 

www.hopischool.net

 

 

 

Nakwatsvewat Institute

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Nakwatsvewat Institute was established in 2007 as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Arizona. TNI works 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. At TNI, we understand that effective institutions and initiatives must incorporate the priorities and values of the communities they serve.  TNI services include community-driven research, technical assistance, training, academic courses, publications, and direct services.

 

Contact Information:

Susan Secakuku,

Executive Director

Address:

PO Box 8; Second Mesa, AZ 86043

 

www.nakwatsvewat.org

 

 

 

Hopi Putavi Project, Inc

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Hopi Putavi Project, Inc. was established in 2002 as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Arizona. The purpose of the Putavi Project is to provide avenues and assistance of the Hopi people to obtain education, training and job opportunities close to home.

 

Contact Information:

Brenda Patterson, Matt Livingston,

Board Chair & Vice Chair

Address:

PO Box 466; Second Mesa, AZ 86043

 

www.hopiputavi.net

 

 

 

Hopi Tewa Women's Coalition

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Hopi Tewa Women's Coalition was established in 2008 as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Arizona. The Coalition's mission is to provide public awareness and community education on domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Their goal is to develop resources that support comprehensive and effective responses to sexual assault & domestic violence reports. The Coalition also supports and develops the leadership among the coalition to effect social change and systematic reform in response to violence against Hopi, Tewa, and other Indian women.

 

Contact Information:

Carey Onsae,

Executive Director

Address:

PO Box 239; Second Mesa, AZ 86043

 

Website Not Available

 

 

 

Moenkopi Developers Corporation

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Moenkopi Developers Corporation was established in 1981 by the Hopi Tribal Council on behalf of the Moenkopi communities. MDC was formally incorporated in 2002 as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Arizona. MDC is dedicated to helping our people build a vibrant and culturally compatible economy, where our people can live and work with dignity, trust, honor and respect. MDC works to develop jobs and the economic base that creates a high quality of life for our future generations, capitalizing on the strength of Hopi people.

 

Contact Information:

Randall Wolff,

Manager

Address:

PO Box 1229; Tuba City, AZ 86045

 

www.moenkopidevelopers.com

 

 

 

Sipaulovi Development Corporation

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Sipaulovi Development Corporation was established in 2002 as a 7871 nonprofit by the Hopi Tribal Council on behalf of the Village of Sipaulovi to create and implement sustainable tourism and economic development projects while maintaining their current ways of life.

 

Contact Information:

Cedric Kuwaninvaya,

Director

Address:

PO Box 956; Second Mesa, AZ 86043

 

www.sipaulovihopiinformationcenter.org

 

 

 

Hopi RedFeather Group

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Red Feather Development Group was established in 1995 as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Montanta and recently incorporated in the State of Arizona.  Red Feather believes that safe, healthy homes are the foundation for healthy families and communities. Their Mission is to partner with American Indian nations to develop and implement sustainable solutions to the housing needs within their communities. They achieve this by building and improving homes with sustainable materials, providing green construction training and employment opportunities, and conducting community outreach and education on sustainable building practices, energy-efficiency, and healthy housing.

Contact Information:

 

Molly McCabe, Executive Director 

Address:

PO Box 523; Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

 

www.redfeather.org


 

 

Hopi Credit Association

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Hopi Credit Association was established in 1952 as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Arizona. Hopi Credit was formed by a group of Hopi Individuals as a re-lending program to members of the Hopi Tribe. The Hopi Credit Association's goal is “ To carry out the business of borrowing money, and re-lending it to members for their economic improvement and activities related thereto”. The Hopi Credit Association is accredited by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) 4 tax-exempt organization. HCA is 100% wholly owned and controlled by its members. Those members are all members of the Hopi Tribe. The motto of the Hopi Credit Association is, “For Hopi, By Hopi” In 1998 HCA was certified as Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the Department of the Treasury.

 

Contact Information:

Steven Skorupski,

Executive Director

Address:

PO Box 1259; Keams Canyon, AZ 86034

 

www.hopicredit.org

 

 

 

Mesa Media Inc.

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Mesa Media established in 2005 as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Arizona and 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.

 

Contact Information:

Anita Poleahla, 

President and Co-Founder

Address:

PO Box 779; Polacca, AZ 86042

 

www.mesamedia.org

 

 

 

Paaqavi Inc.

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Paaqavi Incorporated was established in 1995 as a 501(c)3 organization in the State of Arizona. The overall mission of Paaqavi Inc. is to improve the quality of life on a grass roots, community level. The stated mission is “to provide for a good life by promoting Hopi tradition, religion and culture; to create social, economic and cultural opportunities for individuals, groups and villages as a collective; to preserve the Hopi language; to preserve Hopi agriculture, arts and architecture; and to promote for a positive and healthy community environment of the Hopi villages”

 

Contact Information:

Gwendolyn Dyer,

President

Address:

PO Box 267, Hotevilla, AZ 86030

 

http://paaqaviinc.wordpress.com

 

 

 

Hopi Assisted Living Facility

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Hopi Assisted Living Facility is a 501(c)3 nonprofit incorpated in the State of Arizona. The Facility was dedicated and blessed on January 16, 2013. This facility is a residential home for our Hopi and Tewa elders where we will provide a safe and homelike environment. The facility was built with a lot of tender loving care and covers over 12,000 square feet and resides in the Upper Village of Moenkopi.

Contact Information:


Not Available

Address:

PO Box 397; Tuba City, AZ 86045

 

http://www.razoo.com/Hopi-Assisted-Living-Facility-2

 

 

 

Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture 

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture creates community based solutions in order to pass knowledge to the future generations and rebuild culturally sustainable and healthy communities. We initiate learning projects that engage, train, and inspire Hopi youth and community to revitalize Hopi culture, knowledge, and traditions.  Fiscally sponsored by the Star School.

 

Contact Information:

Lillian Hill,

Director

Address:

PO Box 967;  Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

 

www.hopitutskwapermaculture.com

 

 

 

KiiNatWanLalwa

Mission Statement/Purpose:

KiiNatWanLalwa, sister organization to the Red Feather Development Group, is based on the Hopi reservation in Northern Arizona. Fiscally sponsored by Red Feather Development Group.

 

Contact Information:

Beverly Honanie,

President

Address:

PO Box 523, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

 

www.redfeather.org

 

 

 

Miss Hopi Committee

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Miss Hopi Committee supports the Miss Hopi royalty and promotes their role as goodwill ambassadors while preserving, enhancing her knowledge and respect of the Hopi culture in developing self-awareness, indepence, and responsibility. The committee sponsors a scholarship and leadership opportunties for Miss Hopi recipients.

 

Contact Information:

Carey Onsae,

Board Chair

Address:

PO Box 598; Kykotsmovi, AZ  86039

 

www.misshopi.com

 

 

 

Louis Tewanima Committee

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Louis Tewanima annual footrace is held in honor of the late U.S. Hopi Olympian, Louis Tewanima,who won a Silver medal in the 10,000 meter race at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.  The footrace takes place in Shungopavi Village in Second Mesa, AZ. Traditional Hopi prizes and medals are awarded to top winners for the 5K and 10K races. Medals are also given to winners by age category. The Tewanima Committee also provides education scholarships to athletes pursuing higher education.

 

Contact Information:

Samson Taylor,

Chair

Address:

PO Box 912, Second Mesa, AZ 86043

 

www.tewanimafootrace.org

 

 

 

Hopi Cancer Assistance Fund

Mission Statement/Purpose:

The Hopi Cancer Assistance Fund is a not for profit fund administered by the Hopi Cancer Support Services under the Hopi Tribal government. It was created by members of the Hopi community to allow those who live on the Hopi Reservation who are going through cancer treatment to apply for assistance with gas, meals and/or lodging.

 

Contact Information:

Dana Russell,

Director

Address:

The Hopi Tribe; PO Box 123, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

 

Not Available

 

 

 

Sports Association of the Mesas for Youth (SAMY)

Mission Statement/Purpose:

SAMY was created to help Hopi youth and parents learn and apply the traditional values and vision through a sports leadership program for youth ages 5 - 18 years of age. The sports program includes t-ball and softball leagues across all Hopi mesas.

 

Contact Information:


Not available

Address:

 

Not Available

 

 

 

Hopi Leadership Program

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Established as a project of The Hopi Foundation in 2006, the Hopi Leadership Program is a culturally-based leadership program for local Hopi and Tewa professionals developing skills in cultural competency and non-profit leadership.

 

Contact Information:

Laurel Sekakuku,

Program Coordinator

Address:

PO Box 301, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

 

www.hopifoundation.org

 

 

 

KUYI Hopi Radio

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Established as a project of The Hopi Foundation in 2000, KUYI is the only Native American public radio station on the Hopi reservation dedicated to providing information and access to issues and events that affect the Hopi and surrounding communities.

 

Contact Information:

Richard Davis,

Station Manager

Address:

PO Box 1500; Keams Canyon, AZ 86034

 

www.kuyi.net

 

 

 

HOPI Substance Abuse Prevention Center

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Established as a project of The Hopi Foundation in 2003, the HOPI Substance Abuse Prevention Center is a grassroots education and mentoring service dedicated to supporting others in their path to sobriety. Following the AA model, the program seeks solutions imbedded in Hopi cultural values to serves its clients and strengthen a network of support within the community.

 

Contact Information:

Kevin Nash,

Program Manager

Address:

PO Box 301, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

 

www.hopifoundation.org

 

 

 

Natwani Coalition

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Established as a project of The Hopi Foundation in 2004, the Natwani Coalition is local farming coalition dedicated to preserving Hopi agricultural and promoting and preserving healthy traditional Hopi food systems and farming practices through youth programs, education, research, and seed preservation.

 

Contact Information:

Samantha Honani-Antone,

Program Manager

Address:

PO Box 301, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

 

www.hopifoundation.org

 

 

 

Hopi Opportunity Youth Initiative

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Established as a project of The Hopi Foundation in 2013, the Hopi Opportunity Youth Initiative focuses on our community’s most at-risk youth between the ages of 14 to 26 who are not actively engaged in school or in the workforce.The goal of the Initiative is to bring together community members and organizations that will promote positive change and explore opportunities to help strengthen support for Hopi and Tewa youth. The Initiative goals are to build a safe and supportive platform for youth to share their stories and include their insight and voice in the process of exploring new pathways and expanding existing programs for their success, and to develop a shared vision and path for community to build a common understanding of the needs of our youth today and work together to develop supportive partnerships, programs and resources.

 

Contact Information:

Kyle Knox,

Program Manager

Address:

PO Box   301, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

 

www.hopifoundation.org

 

 

 

Owl and Panther Project

Mission Statement/Purpose:

Established as a project of The Hopi Foundation in 1996, Owl and Panther provides meaningful and healing expressive arts experiences in the community and the natural world for refugee families resettled in Tucson who have been impacted by trauma, torture and traumatic dislocation. To help educate the community and beyond, about refugees in order to foster acceptance and to honor the efforts of our volunteers who make this project possible.

 

Contact Information:

Marjorie Pellegrino,

Program Manager

Address:

PO Box 65461, Tucson, AZ 85728

 

www.owlandpanther.org