Hopi Education Endowment Fund

"Cultivating and nurturing the future of our Hopi people through education by growing and safeguarding a perpetual source of funding."

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In 1880, traditional Hopi leader Chief Loololma, from the village of Oraibi traveled to Washington, D.C. Upon his return, Loololma said:

"My children, let us not be afraid of the days to come. The pahaana way of life is here to stay and we must accept that. I feel in my heart that we can find a way to survive as a people. I say to you all... learn the white man's tongue and learn how he thinks. Learn his ways so that we can all survive with it."

Over 120 years later, that vision was set in motion, the Hopi Tribe established the Hopi Education Endowment Fund through tribal law. Recognizing education as its highest priority and as a form of community investment, the Hopi Tribal Council then allocated the first gift of ten million dollars from Tribal coffers into the perpetually endowed fund.

Created as a charitable, non-profit public benefit program of the Hopi Tribe, although endowed, the Fund operates much like a foundation as the interest earned has been granted and will continue to be granted each year. The grants are used to support Hopi educational programs with a majority of the funds distributed to, the Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarship Program (HTGSP), which supports Hopi college students across the US.

The HEEF's purpose is to ensure the continued growth of the Fund, while protecting the assets of the HEEF to meet the educational needs of the Hopi tribe now and well into the future

Address: PO Box 605
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
AZ State Tax Credit Info: No Arizona Tax Credit
Alliance Member?: Yes
Service Areas: Pima, Navajo, Maricopa, Coconino, Apache
"The future of the Hopi Tribe depends on the future success of our children. We must do all we can to help our children succeed. The Fund can make that success more likely." Wayne Taylor, Jr., Former Chairman/CEO, The Hopi Tribe