Current Grantees (2017-2018)

Current (2017-2018)

Youth Service Hawaii – Be the Change Program – YSH provides a unique opportunity to engage K-12 students and teachers statewide in service learning. It is designed to 1) promote service-learning; 2) provide opportunities for teachers and students to learn about the critical needs of their communities; 3) take action with others by developing solutions; 4) learn how to write grant proposals; 5) provide leadership development by mentoring students to serve on its Youth Philanthropy Board; 6) fund monetary support to implement plans of action and 7) help Hawaiʻi’s communities.

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.

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 aims and outcomes of these interactions 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 an expansion of services on Oʻahu, and to launch programs on Maui.

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 Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program Hawaii which provides intensive, victim-centered case management while collaborating with other trauma-informed services in the community.

Hands in Helping Out (HIHO) – HIHO promotes and facilitates volunteerism on the island of Oʻahu 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.

Communities in Schools Hawaii (CIS) – CIS is a values-driven program that assists youth and families in impoverished areas. They offer direct services to children and families and provide training and consultation. By collaborating with external organizations and individuals they’re able to efficiently maintain staff, facilities, and supplies. This grant supports Ohana Management Services, a training and relationship-based model being implemented in Waipahu and Waianae.

Project Dana – Volunteers are trained to assist frail elderly and shut-in residents on Oʻahu. Project Dana also refers families to the appropriate community agencies that can provide other needed assistance.

Institute for Human Services – The Institute for Human Services (IHS) is Hawaiʻi’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive human services agency focused on ending and preventing homelessness in Hawaiʻi. Services include homeless outreach, daily meals, emergency shelters, case management, health services, employment support, housing finance programs, and family support. Their Community Liaison Program helps to reconnect clients, young and older, to activities and services in the community that encourage them to feel and experience a more “normal” existence while working to overcome challenges in housing and poverty.

Mālama Learning Center – Islander Institute’s Islander Scholars Program  – MLC teaches and inspires communities to create sustainable and healthy living environments with emphasis on the Native Hawaiian principles of mālama (to care for/protect) and hoʻokuleana (to take responsibility). This grant will support the Islander Institute’s Islander Scholars Program which develops supportive relationships with like-minded high school-aged peers and provides guidance by mentors and cultural practitioners to strengthen values, skills, leadership ability and their sense of responsibility and purpose.

Hawaii Youth Services Network – Children and Youth Summit – HYSN is a coalition that brings together more than 50 supporting organizations and agencies. Jointly, they provide education, prevention, treatment and outreach to Hawaii’s youth and families and conduct workshops and training on youth issues. This grant will support the 25th Annual Children and Youth Summit and the convening of participants over the course of the year.

Parents And Children Together – Kahauiki Village Daycare and Preschool – PACT aims to promote and support healthy individuals, families and communities by creating opportunities for them to identify and address their own strengths needs and concerns and successfully realize their potential. Kahauiki Village is a single-family rental community for families transitioning out of homelessness which takes a comprehensive approach toward addressing poverty issues. Low-cost, subsidized childcare for infant through preschool-aged residents allows parents to concentrate their time and monetary savings to overcome the barriers of poverty and integrate back into larger society.

The Alliance for Drama Education/T-Shirt Theatre –Through the practice of scripting and performing dramatic scenes, students and mentors create safe spaces to develop skills of focus, resiliency, effective communication, and team building based in the values of compassion, kindness, and respect for others and oneself.
The KIPUKA (safe spaces) project is a teen suicide, bullying, and cyber-bullying prevention project. Expansion of this existing project will allow live and video performances, as well as residencies in public schools on Oahu, Molokai, and Hawaiʻi Island.

Kokua Kalihi Valley – Hoʻoulu Aina’s Mai Uka Kuʻu Waʻa  – KKV is a community health center with a mission to work toward healing, reconciliation, and the alleviation of suffering in the Kalihi community through building strong relationships that honor culture and foster health and harmony. A program of Hoʻoulu Aina (a land-base, place of learning, practicing of culture, community, and health by restoring the native forest, producing food, and accessing traditional sites, knowledge, plants, and healing), Mai Uka Kuʻu Waʻa provides Kalihi youth activities such as the carving of canoes, farming and food production, ocean safety, forestry, lāʻau lapaʻau (native medicine), art and moʻolelo (history through storytelling.)