Hopi Artist Relief Fund

About the Fund

Many Hopis are artists or vendors and are reliant on tourism and face-to-face interactions to conduct business.

With initial grants from the Arts Equity Fund ($2500) and First People's Fund

Hopis are among the oldest inhabitants of North America, surviving arid climates, droughts, colonialism, and technological impacts for centuries. We have done so because of our ability to adapt, foresight & planning for the future, and our community-based values.

The Hopi Emergency Assistance Fund exists because we as Hopi, know that difficult times are inevitable and that we can only get through them if we help each other. 

The Hopi Emergency Assistance Fund offers aid to local villages, organizations and individuals with the intent to serve and distribute supplies and resources to a group in most critical need such as low-income, elders, single-parents, or disabled, with little or no access to transportation in areas of:

 

  1. Home-heating fuel shortage;

  2. Natural disaster relief for access to safe shelter, food, and clean, potable water; and

  3. Public health and safety in the event of disease outbreak, contamination, etc.