Every year, the HEEF seeks out local community members and organizations to initiate projects that could serve as benefit to the Hopi people. The HEEF IMAGINE grant is a funding opportunity targeted at supporting community projects that primarily focus on Hopi cultural practices, values, education, and sustainability.

The Applications for 2017 are now closed. 

Completed applications can be dropped off at the HEEF Office at 10 Plaza Way in Kykotsmovi,

faxed to 928-734-2273, or emailed to heef@hopieducationfund.org


2015 IMAGINE Grantees


Award Amount: $4,960.00

Adventures for Hopi  

Adventures for Hopi

Adventures for Hopi (A4H) is an emerging developmental adventure recreation program catering to Hopi and Tewa youth on Hopi. A4H utilizes outdoor education/recreation and service learning as a medium for cultural preservation, community based social change and environmental stewardship. All initiatives include five core components: health, development, opportunity, service and education. These areas are employed and practiced with their adventure pursuits that include climbing, hiking, backpacking, rafting and canyoneering.

Contact Marshall Masayesva at mmasayesva@gmail.com for more information.

Award Amount: $2,873.00

Sun Camping on the Mesa

Sun Camping on Mesa

The Sun Camping on the Mesa or energy camps will provide Hopi youth with opportunity to experiment with photovoltaics or solar energy. The objective is to offer practical Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math using basic electric circuitry and solar energy technology as a means to encourage the youth to pursue an electrical trade or engineering major in college.

Contact Deb Tewa at tewa.tes@gmail.com for more information. 

Award Amount: $4,250.00

The Nakwatsvewat Institute - Hopi Mediation Training

Nakwatsvewat photo

The Nakwatsvewat Institute Hopi Dispute Resolution Services will offer "Introduction to Basic Mediation" training, giving participants mediation skills. These skills can be used by participants should they desire to consider becoming a professional mediator for the Hopi community. 

Contact Susan Secakuku at susan@nakwatsvewat.org or visit their website at www.nakwatsvewat.org for more information.