More than $1.8 million in recent Hawai‘i grants announced

The Weinberg Foundation recently approved $1.8 million in Hawai‘i-specific grants supporting the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services.

Housing

Stable housing provides a foundation for individuals, children, and families to lead healthy and productive lives. Without housing, people are unable to focus on education, employment, health care, and meeting other basic needs.

Habilitat
Kaneohe, HI
$50,000 Small Grant to support the renovation of this organization’s affordable permanent housing project for graduates of its rehabilitation program. https://www.habilitat.com/

Institute for Human Services
Honolulu, HI
$400,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a multi-bedroom home, which will provide stable housing and supportive services for older adults exiting homelessness. https://ihshawaii.org/

Neighborhood Place of Puna
Hawaiʻi Island, HI
$25,000 Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization, which is providing emergency housing services and social service coordination in response to COVID-19. https://neighborhoodplaceofpuna.org/

Health

Good health is essential to help people move and remain out of poverty. Poor physical or mental health can prevent or complicate the pursuit of education, employment, and other opportunities for economic mobility.

Hawaiʻi Foodbank
Oahu, HI
$50,000 Small Grant to support a collaborative effort to provide shelter and food for older adults who are at risk of exposure to or are recovering from COVID-19. https://hawaiifoodbank.org/

Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute
Throughout Hawaiʻi
$300,000 program grant to support the Kupuna Food Security Coalition’s work to increase food access for older adults. https://www.hiphi.org/

Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi
Kaneohe, HI
$50,000 capital grant to support Project Opu Nui, a certified commercial kitchen and food mill that will accelerate the processing and distribution of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander staple crops for rural community members, especially older adults. https://kakoooiwi.org/

Waianae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board
Waianae, HI
$50,000 Small Grant to support this organization in providing and coordinating emergency food and health care services on the Waianae Coast in response to COVID-19. https://www.wcchc.com/

Jobs

Employment provides the best opportunity for personal success and financial security. Quality training programs that lead to employment enable individuals and families to achieve economic stability.

Hawaiian Community Assets
Throughout Hawaiʻi
$150,000 capital grant to support the design and implementation of Project Waiwai, a new technology platform that will increase access to responsive, culturally informed financial coaching for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander families. https://www.hawaiiancommunity.net/

Community Services

The Foundation recognizes that certain service providers operate multiple programs that meet a range of needs and therefore incorporate many of the Foundation’s focus areas. Organizations that provide services bridging the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, and Education may be eligible for a Community Services grant. The Foundation also is engaged in selected initiatives addressing Jewish poverty on a national scale, as well as strengthening the leadership of nonprofits that will serve the Jewish community moving forward.

Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike
Maui, HI
$50,000 Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization, which address food insecurity, provides job training, and supports older adults to age-in-place in their rural community. https://www.hanabuild.org/

Pacific American Foundation
Oahu, HI
$750,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Kaneohe Aquaculture and Community Development Complex, which will provide Native Hawaiian culture-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, as well as employment opportunities for youth. https://www.thepaf.org/

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