Hopi Relief is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN 85-2055678
This grassroots effort was created as a tribute to our founders' late father, Randy Kaye Sr., and grandparents, Etta and Jasper Kaye. Members of their family, Iswungwa (Coyote Clan) from the village of Hotevilla, established the Hopi Relief Fund as a way to source and distribute necessary supplies to Hopi community members. Partnering with local leaders, artists, and other Hopi members, our mission is to offer assistance and relief to the people of the Hopi villages during the current COVID-19 crisis
One year into our relief efforts, we continue to work throughout the Hopi reservation sourcing food and and hygiene supplies for the Hopi people. As we continue to battle the COVID-19 Pandemic we are working directly with local Hopi organizations and leadership to establish the first-ever food pantry and resource center on the Hopi reservation, to better meet the needs of our people.
Thomas Kaye and Kiona Arellanes co-founded Hopi Relief as a way to give back to their Hopi people. Inspired by childhood trips to the reservation and communicating with family residing within the various Hopi villages, the brother and sister duo immediately sprung into action to provide resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic. With the help of family, friends, and donors, they have been able to grow a grassroots effort into a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization. They continue to leverage connections and resources to serve the Hopi people.
The Hopi reservation is located in Northern Arizona, surrounded by the Navajo Nation. The reservation is comprised of the following 12 villages and communities:
Upper Village of Moenkopi
Lower Moencopi Village
Village of Tewa
Winslow Hopi Housing Community
Hopi Relief strives to serve every village and community throughout the year during the COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond.