Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Howka sisters and brothers... we are getting closer to opening day. If all goes well I would like to see it open by Jan. 25th.2009 In the meantime I would like to provide some links for our tribal members that are artists.

The following Web links are not an exhaustive list of all the foundations and corporate grantmakers online. Instead, the focus is on providing a list of Web sites that reflect the major grant makers to the arts and culture as identified by The Foundation Center. For a more comprehensive look at the world of philanthropy, use the general information Web links below, especially The Foundation Center.


General Information on Foundations
Arts and Business Council: An organization devoted to "keeping the arts in business" by promoting mutually beneficial partnerships between corporations and nonprofit arts groups. Through its local and national programs the council brings expertise, resources and leadership talent from the business world to the arts community.

Business Committee for the Arts: Founded by David Rockefeller, a national not-for-profit that brings business and the arts together. It provides businesses of all sizes with the services and resources necessary to develop and advance partnerships with the arts that benefit business, the arts and the community.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: The Web edition of the national biweekly newspaper of the nonprofit world provides highlights of the latest developments in philanthropy, nonprofit management, fundraising and listings for workshops, seminars and conferences.

Council on Foundations: This association of foundations and corporations also has a directory of Web links to its member foundations, as well as other resources.

The Foundation Center: A comprehensive site of Web links and information about grantmakers. The Foundation Center provides extensive information on grantmakers through its directories and publications, and it also provides assistance, all of which can be obtained through this site.

Grantmakers in the Arts: A nonprofit membership organization that focuses on philanthropy in the arts and culture. It is comprised of private foundations, family foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations, corporate giving programs and nonprofit organizations that make arts grants.

Grantsmart Center: An informational and interactive resource center for and about the nonprofit community. It includes data about private foundation activities that may be of interest to grantseekers, philanthropic organizations, and individual donors.

Independent Sector: This national organization provides information on issues and news affecting the nonprofit sector, focusing in particular on the areas of philanthropy and volunteerism.

NonProfit Times: This national newspaper is the leading business publication for nonprofit management.

Philanthropy News Network Online: The only daily online news service reporting on nonprofits, it provides coverage of foundation and corporate giving. Includes links to nonprofits and philanthropy organizations nationwide.

Private Foundations on the Web
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
The Ford Foundation
The Heinz Endowments
The J. Paul Getty Trust
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rockefeller Foundation
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
The Wallace Foundation

Corporate Grant Makers on the Web
Altria Group, Inc.
American Express Company
AT&T Foundation
Bank of America Foundation
The Coca-Cola Company
GE Fund
IBM Corporation
MetLife Foundation
SBC Foundation
Verizon Foundation

Thursday, December 18, 2008


PBS KIDS Island Receives Accolades

On Oct. 15 PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) launched PBS KIDS Island,( http://pbskids.org/read/ )the centerpiece of the new PBS KIDS Raising Readers Web site, which provides free reading games and activities for children, parents, caregivers and teachers to use at home or in the classroom.

PBS KIDS Island gives children the tools to build an online island by playing reading games with PBS KIDS characters from SUPER WHY, WORDWORLD, BETWEEN THE LIONS and SESAME STREET. The site, built on a literacy framework, guides children as they build seven core reading skills, from phonological awareness to letter sequencing and vocabulary. The site offers a progress tracker to assist teachers as they cultivate their students' learning, and enables teachers to chart progress for an entire classroom with detailed reports on each child's needs and successes.

Since its launch, PBS KIDS Island has been selected as an Editor's Choice Award from Children's Technology Review, an honor reserved for the highest quality interactive media products. Well known parent blogger, Tech Savvy Mama, also raves "This site is not only a great learning tool, but also an incredible parent resource!"

PBS KIDS Raising Readers and PBS KIDS Island is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Ready to Learn grant.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Howka brothers and sisters, I thought I would post some websites that offer some California Indian languages as well as language resources.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Howka sisters and brothers, Since diabetes is such an issue with our people I thought I would share this great site. http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com
The website offers many resources and tools to help our people maintain their diabetes in a healthy manner. Some of the things the website offers are : Alternative Medicine/ Complementary Therapies
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Dental Health
Diabetes Basics
Diabetes Definitions
Diabetic Complications
Emotional Health
Eyes & Vision
Foot Care
General Diabetes & Health Issues
Heart Health
High Blood Glucose
Kids & Diabetes
Low Blood Glucose
Money Matters
Nutrition & Meal Planning
Oral Medicines
Sexual Health
Weight Loss
Women's Health

Monday, December 8, 2008


Toshiba/NSTA: ExploraVision AwardsAll inventions and innovations result from creative thinking and problem solving. The Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards Program encourages kids to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. Maximum award: U.S. EE Savings Bond worth $10,000 at maturity for each student. Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian citizens or legal residents, living within the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada who are full-time students grades K-12 attending a public, private, or home school. Deadline: January 28, 2009.http://www.exploravision.org/about/Coming Up Taller AwardsThe Presidents Committee on the Arts and the Humanities: Coming Up Taller Awards recognize and reward outstanding after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility: programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, universities, colleges, arts centers, community service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government entities. Deadline: January 30, 2009.
http://www.pcah.gov/cut.htmHeinz: Ketchup Creativity ContestThe H.J. Heinz Co. is sponsoring a contest for young artists, in which winners designs will be on single-serving Heinz Ketchup packets for 2009. Maximum award $1,000 award for art supplies, $1,000 worth of Heinz Ketchup, and the winners art framed for display. Eligibility: students grades 1-12. Deadline: February 28, 2009.
http://www.ketchupcreativity.com/National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board/USA TODAY: SAMMY Scholarship AwardsTwenty-five student-athletes will win the Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award, which entails a scholarship and a spot in a Milk Mustache ad to run in USA TODAY. Maximum award: $7,500, an all-expense-paid trip to Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL, and a spot in a Milk Mustache ad. Eligibility: legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia, and as of November 6, 2008, enrolled as full-time student in a state-accredited private or public high school, in good standing in grade 12, and a participant in a high school sport or club sport during the 2008-2009 school year. Deadline: March 6, 2009.http://sammy.bodybymilk.com/

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Howka brothers and sisters, sorry I haven't posted lately.. preparing for my fathers 1 year memorial Dec. 20th, 10am at the Santa Ysabel cemetary. We will be feeding everyone afterward at the Santa Ysabel tribal library..
The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is now acceptingapplications for the 12th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National NativeAmerican Youth Initiative which will be held in Washington D.C., June 20- 28, 2009. American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students,ages 16- 18, who have an interest in the health careers and/orbiomedical research are encouraged to apply. The NNAYI scholarship paysfor travel, lodging, and most meals during the program. NNAYI'scurriculum is strategically designed to prepare students for admissionto college and professional schools, as well as for careers in healthand biomedical research. To accompany the students, AAIP is accepting applications forcounselors, age 21 and older, to serve as role models and chaperones toa select group of five high school students. AI/AN medical and healthprofessional students are encouraged to apply. AAIP will cover travel,lodging, meals, as well as provide a stipend upon completion of theprogram. Counselors will be expected to arrive in Washington D.C. 1-2days prior to program dates. Feel free to share this information with other interested parties.Deadline for student application is April 17, 2009 and for counselorapplication is March 6, 2009. For more information and to access theon-line application, visit the NNAYI website:www.aaip.org/programs/nnayi/nnayi.htm<http://www.aaip.org/programs/nnayi/nnayi.htm>