The Weinberg Foundation recently approved $2.9 million 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. Organizations marked with an asterisk are featured here with more information.
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.
Institute for Human Services*
$600,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides comprehensive services for families exiting homelessness and to establish an evaluation process for family and children’s interventions and outcomes. https://ihsHawai‘i.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.
Hawai‘i Good Food Alliance*
$750,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which works to ensure rural areas and food deserts can build healthy food systems that support improved health outcomes for vulnerable populations. https://hifoodalliance.org/
Hawai‘i Public Health Institute
$400,000 program grant to support the growth of the Kupuna Food Security Coalition into a statewide model for meeting the immediate needs of the COVID-19 food crisis while building the capacity, tools, and infrastructure for long-term recovery. https://www.hiphi.org/
The Kohala Center
$400,000 program grant to support this organization’s Full Calabash Fund, which provides nonprofit organizations with the resources and technical assistance necessary to partner with local food producers and feed individuals, families, and older adults. https://kohalacenter.org/
Moloka‘i ‘Ohana Health Care*
$300,000 operating grant to support a collaboration between Moloka‘i Community Health Center, Moloka‘i Child Abuse Prevention Pathways, and Sustainable Moloka‘i that is working to advance community-based approaches to food security and child and family safety. http://molokaichc.org/
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.
Hale Makua Health Services
Maui County, HI
$500,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization and its nursing career pathway collaborations for young adults, which address the health care worker shortage while helping older adults age in community with maximum quality of life. https://www.halemakua.org/