As a long-term Yolo Food Bank partner, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation gave a $2.5 million capital gift to the Yolo Food Bank for renovation of it's new and expanded facility to support its mission to end food insecurity in Yolo County.
Members of the Yocha Dehe Tribal Council present a check to Yolo Food Bank representatives.
Team Autism Tewe is proud to be among the local groups leading the “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” on Sunday October 6th in West Sacramento. The West Sacramento event is part of a nationwide effort by Autism Speaks to raise needed funds for autism research. It is also designed to raise awareness about the growing prevalence of autism. Every 11 minutes, another family learns their child has an autism spectrum disorder.
The Yocha Dehe Community Fund donated $25,000 in support of the 2010 Holiday Food Basket Program, providing holiday meals to Yolo County families in need.
The Yocha Dehe Community Fund was proud to step in and partner with the Yolo Wayfarer Center and Food Bank of Yolo County to help fulfill 650 Thanksgiving meals for families throughout the county when the program was at risk of being cut this year.
When Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation set out to build its fire department, the Tribe’s leaders were determined to build the best department possible to serve the needs of their community and their neighbors. Last week in Chicago, the Yocha Dehe Fire Department reached a historic step in attaining that goal: it became the first Native American fire department to earn accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).
On April 15, 2010, the Yocha Dehe Community Fund board of directors gathered with its grantees for the 2nd Annual Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon. This year, more than 150 people representing more than 80 organizations attended the event at the Tribal Community Center in Brooks, Calif.
Four awards to honor excellence in community service were given during the lunch program. The 2010 recipients include:
BOULDER, Colo. – The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) has received a $1.5 million grant
from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of Brooks, Calif., to be distributed in $500,000 allotments
over three years and used for general operating expenses and special projects.
“This generous grant provides the Native American Rights Fund fiscal security for the next three
years, enabling us to focus on legal advocacy and insuring the survival of tribes and their ways of
On Jan. 29, 2010 at 9:30 am, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President, Jefferson Keel, will deliver the 9th annual State of Indian Nations address. The speech, being delivered on the same day as President Obama’s first State of the Union address, will include directives on Indian Country’s priorities for the Obama Administration and the 111th Congress; economic development; healthcare; the protection of American Indian tribal sovereignty; and homeland security.
To protect Cache Creek and its riparian habitat, the Tribe partnered with the Cache Creek Conservancy, local students, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife to eradicate invasive species and replace them with native plants.