Hopi Photo Exhibit Open to the Public

Upper Village of Moenkopi, Hopi, AZ  - The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) announced Saturday June 21, 2014 as a dedication event for "Itaaqatsi, yuumoq itaa’öqala" (Our Life, Our Strength for the Future), a photo exhibit that depicts Hopi life and agricultural practices from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. These images provide a historic glimpse into the life of the Hopi people and how some of these practices are still carried on presently. The exhibit will be on permanent display at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites which is in the Upper Village of Moenkopi at the western gateway to Hopi tribal land adjacent to Tuba City, AZ. The Hopi people have lived continuously on the high desert mesas in northern Arizona for over a thousand years.

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Through a partnership with Arizona Public Service (APS), we are pleased to announce a unique scholarship opportunity entitled the
APS Hopi Scholars Program. The program provides scholarships valued at $4,000 per academic year ($2,000 Fall/$2,000 Spring) for
students in the sophomore thru senior level pursuing an AAS, AS, BA or BS at an accredited college or university for the Fall/Spring
2014-2015 academic year. Students must also be pursuing a degree in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math),
Education or Nursing fields to be eligible.

In addition to general eligibility requirements, students must submit a Special Scholarship Application and a 1 page essay regarding
“Commitment to Community”. The selected students must perform 40 hours of community service that will benefit the Hopi
community by August 1, 2015. Applications will be competitively reviewed based on the criteria listed below. Final recipients will
be chosen by a Selection Committee. Any questions can be answered by contacting the Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarship Program at 1-877-848-7030

Download APS Scholarship Application here!

2014 HEEF 1st Qtr Newsletter

In this Issue:
Kristy Marie Pavatea (See-Mana) - My Grandfather, My Inspiration
APS Provides Multi-Year Commitment for Hopi Students
Halli Lomayaktewa: Freshman, Northland Pioneer College
2013 Donor Thank You
Message from HEEF Executive Director
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HEEF Accepting Nominations to Board

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the HEEF Board. Dr. Angela Gonzales, HEEF Nominating Committee Chairperson stated “We are looking nominees with the time, talent, and commitment to helping us advance the HEEF mission by – “cultivating and nurturing the future of our Hopi people through education by growing and safeguarding a perpetual source of funding” – in support of Hopi students.”

Click Here for more information on how to Nominate

Arizona Gives Day 2014 Make it Count, Make Your Contribution

Today, for 24-hours on April 9th, you have an opportunity to plant a seed, nurture a student and inspire a community by making a special contribution to build the Fund to make other Hopi students' dreams become a reality.

Everyone is eligible to participate, even those outside of Arizona, however you must make your gift TODAY on April 9th thru the HEEF fundraising page using either a credit or debit card.

Askwali/Kwakwha (thank you) for supporting the HEEF!

Arizona Gives Day 2014 is project of partners: Arizona Alliance of Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum.

2014 HEEF IMAGINE Grant Applications Being Accepted

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund is accepting 2014 IMAGINE Grant proposals from programs that provide educational activities that support the goals of the HEEF and incorporate Hopi values and culture. Proposal deadline is Friday, April 11, 2014. Application and more info HERE!

2014 HEEF Online Art Sale: 10% OFF ALL ITEMS!!!

From March 3-31, 2014 the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) will be hosting an ONLINE ART SALE. With a wide variety of Native Art items including: jewelry, pottery, textiles, paintings and more for sale, the HEEF invites you to visit the ONLINE GALLERY on March 3, 2014 to browse and purchase one of a kind art pieces, including limited edition printed HEEF tee shirts! All funds raised will be to support education opportunities for Hopi students.

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Spring 2014 APS Scholarships Available: DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarships Program is now accepting applications for the APS Hopi Scholarship Program.  Students must be pursuing a degree in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Education or Nursing fields and must be a current sophomore, junior or senior in college.  For more information please contact the HTGSP at (928) 734-3542 or 800-762-9630. DEADLINE March 21, 2014.
Download Application HERE!

Does Our Commitment End After Graduation: Inaugural HEEF Speaker Series

Tribal leaders, departments, employers, educators and community members are invited to participate as we engage in discussion on the challenges our students face in returning to work for the Hopi people and what responsibilty do we as a Hopi community have to these students who we have invested in.


Support Hopi Students by Joining the 2013 HEEF Alumni Challenge

Launching in 2005, through the collective effort of 105 alumni, $28,000 has been contributed to the HEEF.  "One of the intended goals of the Challenge was to create an avenue for Hopi alumni to give back and help the next student. Along the way, they have been joined by others and is a great example of community giving and the value of reciprocity," said HEEF Executive Director LuAnn Leonard. She added, "supporting campaigns such as the alumni challenge, helps the HEEF provide direct support to Hopi college students. For example, during the Spring 2012 semester, funds from the Challenge helped to fund 123 students attending 42 different institutions in 13 states with 23 Hopi students receiving their degree at the end of the term."


2012 HEEF Fall Newsletter

In this Issue:
Hopi Tribal Priority Scholarship Recipient: Michael “Kotutwa” Johnson
Lance Tubinaghtewa: Freshman, University of Arizona
Get Ready for the 2013 HEEF Alumni Challenge!
Sharing the Harvest: Message from HEEF Executive Director
Sumi’nangwa...Your Compelling Desire
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2013 HEEF Summer Raffle Winners

Winners, Winners Winners!!! 2013 HEEF Summer Raffle Winners are:

Kim Obrzut- Pink Beaded Necklace
John Ayres- Tufa Cast Butterfly Pendant
Cathy Kosich- Chain Link necklace
D. Winarski- Chain Link necklace
Bob Rhodes- Quilted Placemat set (Picked Up)
Loris Taylor- Wagon Wheel Painting

Congratulations and thanks to all who purchased for their support!

HEEF Accepting Nominations for Board Members

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the HEEF Board. Dr. Matt Sakiestewa Gilbert, HEEF Nomination Committee Chairperson stated “We are looking for nominees who are dynamic and willing to act as ambassadors of the HEEF, actively participate on a Committees and contribute to the HEEF by sharing their time and resources.”


Click Here for 2013 HEEF Nomination Form

Request for Proposal for Investment Services

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting proposals from qualified and licensed investment firms to provide Investment Management Services.  The HEEF is a non-profit, tribal government organization qualified under section 7871 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, located on the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona. 

Proposals will be evaluated on the following areas:  qualifications of the firm, staff experience, investment services offered, depth of company resources, and fees.  Preference will be given to firms who have proven investment management experience in working with other federally recognized tribes.

The proposal deadline is June 7, 2013 at  5:00 p.m. MST. For a complete detailed proposal packet and all RFP requirements please contact Ms. Oneita Tootsie, Office Manager at oneitat@hopieducationfund.org or 928-734-2275.

2013 HEEF 1st Quarter Newsletter

In this issue:
Student Profile: Gary Leslie
Fall 2012/Spring 2013 HTGSP Graduates
$18,000 Raised for Hopi Education during 2013 HEEF Art Sale
2012 HEEF Donor Recognition
Message from HEEF President Terry Hines
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2013 HEEF IMAGINE Grant Applications Available

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting proposals for funding from programs, which provide activities that support the goals of the HEEF. Complete proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. MST or postmarked by Friday, April 5, 2013.

Two grant writing workshops will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the HEEF office in Kykotsmovi Village to assist interested individuals in learning more about the HEEF IMAGINE Grant program and how to develop a proposal.

Click HERE for application or call the HEEF at (928) 734-2275

HEEF Awarded $20,000 from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Through their charitable giving program, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently awarded the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) $20,000. Focused on areas of Education, Health, Economic Development and Special Projects, the award will enable the HEEF to support existing grants and scholarships for Hopi college students. Read More >>>

2013 HEEF Art Sale AFTER SALE! Reduced Pricing on unsold inventory!

Click HERE to see Gallery and Pricing!

Sales for the artwork pictured here will continue until March 29, 2013. If you are interested in purchasing an item please contact the HEEF@ (928) 734-2275 to make arrangements for purchase. All sale transactions are Credit/Debit (VISA/MasterCard), check, money order or cash. Buyer assumes all shipping and insurance costs

HEEF Prepares to Host Annual Benefit Art Sale
View 2013 HEEF Art Gallery

On Saturday, March 2, 2013 the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) will once again host their annual art sale in Phoenix at the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (2214 N. Central Ave, directly across from the Heard Museum.

2012 HEEF Fall Newsletter

In this Issue:
2012-13 Arizona Public Service Scholars Recipients
2012-13 Jean Charley Call Nursing Scholars Recipients
HJHS– NJHS: Outstanding Youth Group in Philanthropy
HEEF Welcomes New Board Members at Annual Meeting
2012 HEEF Alumni Challenge
Message From HEEF Executive Director
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9th Annual HEEF Alumni Challenge

Have you ever asked yourself, how can I help, how can I give back? Here's your opportunity! You and your fellow alumni can join together as the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) hosts their 9th Annual Alumni Challenge.
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HEEF Welcomes New Members

On October 5, 2012, the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) held their annual meeting at which they seated seven members to their Board. HEEF President Eileen Egan, herself a renewed member, addressed the Board and asked them to join her in welcoming new members Mike Finney, Darold Joseph, and Tim Evans along with renewed members Lois Reynosa, Kerry Green and Stephanie Parker.


2012 HEEF Summer Newsletter

In this issue:
Student Profile: Sheridan Rogers
2012 Community Grant Awardees
The Seeds We Plant...An Explanation of the HEEF Gifting Levels
Message from HEEF President Eileen Egan

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HEEF Awards $16,000 through Community Grant Program

In early March 2012, the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) announced it would be accepting funding proposals from community programs and projects that provide educational programming to Hopi students. With $16,000 in available funding and following an intensive review by the HEEF team, the HEEF is pleased to announce that the following programs were selected to receive funding for the 2012 HEEF Community Grant Program:

Songoopavi Kitsoki Summer Youth Enrichment Project – Loma Tu tu kay ki
Hopitutuqaiki- Hopi Language Arts Based Preschool
Hopi Leadership Program


HEEF Art Sale A Success

On Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th, 2012 the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) hosted their annual art sale in Phoenix at the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (2214 N. Central Ave.  Through the sale of art, raffle tickets and financial support from sponsors, such as Premier Sponsor Peabody Energy, the HEEF raised over $24,000.

As the HEEF’s biggest fundraiser, much of the success from the event is attributed to contributions from  artists such as Kim Obrzut,  Iva Honyestewa, Clark Tenakhongva and Gloria Kahe. HEEF Executive Director LuAnn Leonard stated, "through the generous and continued donations of their artwork, all the contributing artists have not only shown their commitment to the HEEF, but to also ensuring educational opportunities will continue to be available for future generations of Hopi students." She added, "the HEEF would also like to thank  all the volunteers, especially the Hopi students whom receive funding from the HEEF. The event could not run as smoothly without their tireless efforts."


2012 HEEF 1st Quarter Newsletter

The Jean Charley-Call Nursing Scholarship was awarded to two students for the upcoming fall 2011 and spring 2012 academic year.  The scholarship was established by the family of Jean Charley-Call to honor her for her birthday and Mother’s Day.  The recipients of the scholarships are Ryan Carl and Lynette Quanimptewa and were recognized during the Hopi Summer Send Off on August 9, 2011 at the Hopi Veterans Center.

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