HEEF IMAGINE Grant
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) IMAGINE Grant is a funding opportunity targeted at supporting community projects that primarily focus on Hopi cultural practices, values, education, and sustainability. IMAGINE Grants allow recipients to bring their ideas to life, while also helping the Hopi community to address areas of need.
Every year, the HEEF seeks out local community members and organizations to initiate projects that could serve as a benefit to the Hopi people. Recently funded programs/projects include: Adventures for Hopi - an outdoor experience program, Hopitutuqaiki (The Hopi School) - a program led by expert Hopi artists who teach their respective crafts to interested Hopis, and Hopi Credit Association for their Youth Financial Literacy Camp.
Since, 2004, the HEEF has awarded almost $180,000 in IMAGINE Grants to nearly 40 programs.
Applications for the 2018 IMAGINE Grant open on Monday, April 16. All proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16.
Applications can be submitted to the HEEF office in Kykotsmovi at 10 Plaza Way, faxed to 928-734-2273, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions or more information, please email the HEEF, or call 928-724-2275.
2015 IMAGINE Grantees
Award Amount: $4,960.00
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 email@example.com for more information.
Award Amount: $2,873.00
Sun Camping on the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Award Amount: $4,250.00
The Nakwatsvewat Institute - Hopi Mediation Training
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 email@example.com or visit their website at www.nakwatsvewat.org for more information.