Please Contribute to the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone
Please support the non-profit work of the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone (ARO). We are funded entirely by donations and grants. We rely upon the generosity of individual donors like you, donations from organizations, and grants from foundations.
Your contributions support,
the rematriation of our ancestral homeland
the revitalization of our sacred traditions
Native ecological restoration
research, consultation, and education
a variety of forms of community service, including our ecological farms that provide free organic produce to marginalized communities
Two Ways to Contribute
For those who wish to make donations as they are able, we have established a general donation. Donate as often and as much as you are so led.
The Yunakin Land Tax is a financial contribution made by residents who live along the San Francisco Peninsula in San Francisco County, in San Mateo County, and the portion of Santa Clara County northwest from Cupertino. You can make a one time or recurring contribution.
Yunakin is the Ramaytush word for village. It is used here to convey our commonality as a community of people who live and work together in the ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples.
Amalgamated Charitable Foundation 1825 K St. NW Washington, DC 20006
*Note the name of our fund in the memo line of the check:
Ramaytush Ohlone Fund
Displacement, Genocide, Land, and Wholeness
Spanish and Mexican colonization resulted in the removal of our ancestors from their lands to the Franciscan missions where approximately 75% met with an untimely death. After the secularization of the missions, the few remaining Ramaytush Ohlone were displaced from the San Francisco Peninsula and scattered across the State where they remained in poverty for decades.
At present the Ramaytush Ohlone people do not hold any land in our traditional territory. Because the cultural and spiritual practices that define us as a people require our direct interaction with the lands of our ancestors, we will not be whole as a people until we return to our ancestral homeland. Please help us become whole for the first time in over 250 years by supporting our land rematriation and cultural revitalization efforts.
The Ancestral Homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone Peoples
The ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples includes San Francisco County, San Mateo County south to Point Ano Nuevo on the Pacific coast, and the portion of Santa Clara County northwest from Cupertino.
About the Ramaytush Ohlone Fund at the Amalgamated Foundation
The Ramaytush Ohlone Fund is administered by the Amalgamated Foundation, an independent nonprofit public charity. In addition to administering Combined Impact Funds like the Ramaytush Ohone Fund, the Foundation also offers Advance Change Funds, donor advised funds uniquely committed to social change. Reflecting their shared commitment to positive social change, Amalgamated Foundation receives charitable contributions from and maintains service agreements with Amalgamated Bank but is not a program or activity of Amalgamated Bank. For more information go to amalgamatedfoundation.org. Variance power: All gifts and grants to projects are subject to the Amalgamated Foundation’s authority to vary the terms of the gift. As stated in Article III, Section 1 (B) (4) of the Bylaws, the Foundation adheres to Treasury Regulation 1.170A-9(e)(11)(v)(B)(1), commonly known as Variance Power. This allows the Foundation to “modify any restriction or condition on the distribution of funds for any specified charitable purposes or to specified charitable purposes or to specified agencies if, in the sole judgment of the governing body (without the necessity of the approval of any participating trustee, custodian, or agent), such restriction or condition becomes, in effect, unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment, or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community or area served.