The Weinberg Foundation recently approved $800,000 in Hawai‘i-specific grants supporting the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services. This does not include COVID-19 emergency grants, which are updated regularly on our website.

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.  

Project Vision Hawai‘i
Throughout Hawai‘i
$50,000 capital grant to support renovations and upgrades to this organization’s mobile health outreach units with the goal of increasing health care access for unsheltered and rural communities. https://www.projectvisionhawaii.org/

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. 

Friends of the Future
Hawaii Island, HI
$200,000 program grant to support a rural initiative to connect high school students to college and career opportunities, while building a local talent pipeline with the goal of addressing the workforce shortage in early childhood education programs. https://www.fofhawaii.org/

Special Education Center of Hawai‘i
O‘ahu, HI
$45,000 capital grant to support the renovation of the Diamond Head Pathways building with the goal of expanding job-readiness training to more youth with disabilities. https://www.secoh.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.

Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation
O‘ahu, HI
$30,000 capital grant to support the purchase of tablets, internet hotspots, and digital library access, which will allow kindergarten students to participate in enrichment reading programs and distance learning. https://www.alwaysdream.org/

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.

Hawai‘i Community Reinvestment Corporation
Throughout Hawaii
$500,000 operating grant to support this organization in providing affordable loans and tailoring services to nonprofit organizations, with a special focus on supporting nonprofits led by and serving Native Hawaiian communities—all in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impact. https://www.hcrchawaii.com/