The Weinberg Foundation recently approved $2 million in Hawai‘i-specific grants supporting the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services.
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.
Hawaiʻi Health and Harm Reduction Center
$180,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides peer-to-peer outreach and diversion services for individuals experiencing homelessness. https://www.hhhrc.org/
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.
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Hana Health Rehabilitation and Support Center, which will include space for rehabilitation, behavioral health care, cultural healing practices, and telehealth technologies. http://hanahealth.org/
Kokua Kalihi Valley
$400,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this Federally Qualified Health Center, which is increasing access to locally grown food, Native Hawaiian health care services, and workforce development opportunities for youth. https://www.kkv.net/
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 is also engaged in a range of proactive strategic initiatives focused on addressing Jewish poverty on a national scale, as well as strengthening the Jewish nonprofit sector at-large.
Aloha United Way
$1,120,000 program grant to support Nitzavim Hawaiʻi—a cohort of 14 Jewish nonprofit organizations from Maui, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi Island, and Oʻahu—whose leaders will work together over the next two years to strengthen relationships, build organizational and collective capacity, and identify collaborations that can help make every community in Hawaiʻi safer, healthier, and more equitable. https://www.auw.org/