Current Grantees (2016-2017)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawai’i – At-risk children and youth (“Littles”) are paired with professionally monitored adult mentors (“Bigs”) who are carefully screened and trained. The aim and outcome of this interaction is for Littles to gain a greater sense of worth, achieve greater academic success and engage in less risky behavior. This grant helps to support programs on the Island of Kauaʻi.


Communities in Schools Hawaii – A values-driven, direct-service program that assists youth and families in impoverished areas They aim to collaborate with external organizations and individuals, providing training and consultation and in order to maintain staff, facilities, and supplies, offer direct services to children and families. This grant supports the Ohana Management Services, a training and relationship-based model that is being implemented in Waipahu and Waianae.


Family Promise of Hawai`i – Family Promise of Hawai`i helps highly motivated families with children make positive personal changes to permanently transition out of homelessness. In addition to receiving overnight shelter through the partnership of over 1500 volunteers, the day program also provides financial and life skills training and support toward adult family members attending school and securing employment.


Hands in Helping Out (HIHO) – To promote and facilitate volunteerism on the island of Oahu by creating sustainable volunteerism through human connection.  HIHO assists individuals and groups to serve the community through volunteer opportunities that match their abilities, lifestyle and personal interests. HIHO eliminate barriers to service so that volunteers just connect to their service and why and who they’re working with.


Honolulu Habitat for Humanity – Eliminate poverty housing on O’ahu by building simple, decent housing in partnership with low-income families. Wahine Build’s goal is to educate and train women on construction and home renovation skills. Build Aloha’s goal is to improve the safety, structure, and capacity of the facilities of local community organizations.


Honolulu Museum of Art School – Art & p4c, Warrior’s Eyes on Art, and We Be Weave Programs – The Museum Art School partners with experts in the community to create programs that benefit a broad spectrum of at-risk youth through adults. Certified educators and health professionals collaborate with art instructors to create programs to benefit children, veterans and disabled adults.


Institute for Human Services –Hawaiʻi’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive human services agency focused on ending and preventing homelessness in Hawaiʻi whose services include homeless outreach, daily meals, emergency shelters, case management, health services, employment support, housing finance programs, and family support. This grant supports a Community Liaison service that helps to connect clients with community resources, programs, and activities to help them redevelop a sense of hope, purpose, well-being, and connection to the community.


Kualoa-Heʻeia Ecumenical Youth (KEY) Project – to nurture and promote the cultural, environmental, social, economic and recreational well being of the Kualoa-Heʻeia area by providing vital, grassroots, civic resources that effectively serve the needs of this diverse multi-cultural community.


Kukui Children’s Foundation– Owns and operates the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Kukui Center where an innovative community resource model is being implemented to bring together many of Oahu’s most dedicated organizations (9 currently) to serve Oahu’s abused, neglected, homeless, disabled and poor children or those in foster care.


Project Dana – Assist as many of the frail elderly in the State of Hawaii through its volunteers and services as well as referring families to the appropriate community agencies that can provide other assistance.


Susannah Wesley Community Center – The Center is a gathering place that offers a wide range of opportunities to strengthen individuals and families, in turn, strengthening the Kalihi community. This grant supports the following programs:

Youth Service Programs – Encourage youth resiliency over a range of potentially harmful situations including teen pregnancy, drug abuse, violence, and juvenile delinquency, while building competencies and offering resources that support their healthy transitions to adulthood.
Human Trafficking Program – Provide intensive, victim-centered case management while collaborating with other trauma informed services in the community.