Plant a Seedling
The Hopi people have long valued education. When Oraibi Chief, Looloma returned from Washington D.C. in 1880, he stressed to his people the importance of learning the ways of the white man to ensure their survival as Hopi, both as a nation and a culture.
Today the Hopi people recognize that an education can help and promote its nation-building efforts and protect their unique cultural identity and practices as they face twenty-first century challenges.
To achieve this, the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) was established to ensure that opportunities for education will always be available for Hopi students. you can help the Hopi people by planting a seed that will help to grow the fund to support education opportunities for current and future generations.
Nurture A Student
The seed you plant in the form of a financial gift to the fund, will in turn nurture a student.
Since 2001, proceeds from the fund have provided more than $9 million to Hopi students in the form of grants and scholarships for higher education and through IMAGINE Grants for local community education projects that protect & strengthen culture and language, and provide professional & career development.
Tax deductible gifts to the fund can be made in many ways, such as:
- Joining SEEDS 4 HEEF (monthly sustainer program)
- Creating a named scholarship
- Creating a legacy through planned giving
- Annual Donation
Inspire A Community
Over the past 15 years, more than 320 students have received their Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. The impact these students have extends beyond the achievement an education provides in terms of self-sufficiency, but inspires their families and community.
Young Hopis now see Hopi doctors, lawyers and other professionals who look like them, who come from similar backgrounds and now become role models and inspire higher education.
The HEEF IMAGINE Grants Program also inspires community. IMAGINE Grant recipients implement education projects/programs that are based in Hopi culture, language and values; therefore creating small changes that affect education at the grassroots level while also developing, training and helping our Hopi people grow to be able to meet the needs of the community, both culturally and professionally.
Join us by making a gift to the HEEF, planting a seed to nurture a student who can inspire a community.
Yes, I want to support the educational endeavors of the Hopi people.