The Weinberg Foundation recently approved $3 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.

Hope Services Hawaiʻi
Hawaiʻi Island, HI
$600,000 capital grant to support the development of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless older adults, as well as a community resource center in the rural community of Pāhoa. https://hopeserviceshawaii.org/

Mental Health Kokua
Throughout Hawaiʻi
$250,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides housing and peer-to-peer counseling and supports for people with mental illness who are at risk of, or currently experiencing, homelessness. https://mhkhawaii.weebly.com/

Partners in Care
Oahu, HI
$100,000 operating grant to support Oahu Housing Now, a multi-partner initiative working to quickly provide housing and wraparound services for 300 families experiencing homelessness. https://www.partnersincareoahu.org/

United States Veterans Initiative
Oahu, HI
$450,000 capital grant to support the development of Kama’okū Kauhale, a community of permanent supportive housing for individuals, particularly veterans, experiencing homelessness. https://usvets.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.  

Malama Kauai
Kauai, HI
$150,000 capital grant to support the completion of a rural community food hub, which will distribute fresh and nutritious food from 70 local farmers to older adults and people experiencing homelessness. https://malamakauai.org/

Education

Education can help break the cycle of poverty. Providing at-risk children and youth with academic opportunities helps prepare them for a stable and productive future. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations that provide or supplement a high-quality education from kindergarten through high school.

Searider Productions Foundation
Oahu, HI
$280,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which prepares youth living in rural communities for college and career through work-based learning opportunities in digital media and design. https://www.seariderproductions.com/foundation.html

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.

Aloha United Way
Throughout Hawai’i
$300,000 program grant to support this organization’s capacity to serve as a fiscal sponsor for nonprofit organizations and collective impact efforts. https://www.auw.org/

Hui Mālama i ke Ala ʻŪlili
Hawaiʻi Island, HI
$500,000 program grant to support learning opportunities for youth, food security initiatives, and the creation of green jobs that will increase community health in a rural community. http://www.alaulili.com/

Paʻa Pono Miloliʻi
Hawaiʻi Island, HI
$650,000 capital grant to support the completion of the Miloliʻi Community Center, which will provide an isolated rural community with access to education, job training, food distribution, and other community services. http://paaponomilolii.org/