Current Grantees (2019-2020)

American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter – Home Fire Campaign – The organization’s mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Home Fire Campaign sends volunteers into the homes of the elderly, those with young children, low-income, disabled, and rural residing residents to install smoke detectors and change batteries in existing smoke detectors while educating residents in fire safely.

Ceeds of Peace – Empowers youth to create action plans and community events toward building sustainable, just, and peaceful communities. “Ceeds of Peace,” the leadership skills of Critical Thinking, Courage, Conflict Resolution, Compassion, Commitment, Collaboration, and Connection, are planted and cultivated in youth participants through mentorship and coaching.

Hawaii Youth Services Network – Children and Youth Summit – HYSN is a coalition that brings more than 50 supporting organizations and agencies together. Jointly, they provide many programs and services that cater to Hawaiʻi’s youth and families. They are involved in many efforts including education, prevention of negative activities, treatment, and outreach. They also conduct workshops and training on youth-related issues. This grant will support activities surrounding the Children and Youth Summit.

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity – Honolulu Habitat for Humanity transforms lives and communities by building and preserving affordable homes with families in need, and by uniting all kama’aina around the cause of affordable housing.

HNL Tool Library – Honolulu Tool Library’s mission is to increase the resource wealth of local communities by providing a platform for sharing, skill development, and community building. The program believes a community is richer and more sustainable when resources are shared among members, and by sharing, it will strengthen the society, economy, and preserve the environment.

Kōkua Kalihi Valley (KKV) Comprehensive Family Services – Hoʻoulu ʻĀina’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.)

Kōkua Kalihi Valley – Elder Care Program – A community health center with a mission to work toward healing, reconciliation, and the alleviation of suffering in Kalihi through strong relationships that honor culture and foster health and harmony. Kōkua Kalihi Valley Elder Care Program provides Kalihi resident seniors and caregivers with holistic care including geriatric case management, on-site and in-home social, emotional and physical health services, and caregiver support and respite that aim to help seniors age in place at home.

Kualoa-Heʻeia Ecumenical Youth (KEY) Project – Serving the multi-cultural, mostly rural geographic area on the Windward side of Oʻahu, the KEY Project provides a safe and welcoming space for youth through kūpuna. Project Holomua Youth Program integrates youth activities and kūpuna programs with positive impact on the well-being of all participants.

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.

Parents And Children Together (PACT)– ALICE – Disrupting the Cycle of Poverty 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. The ALICE-Disrupting the Cycle of Poverty aims to improve the job retention and economic stability of those moving out of poverty due to the economic climate in Hawaiʻi.

Project Dana –Aims to assist as many frail elderly in the State of Hawaiʻi through case management, services provided by volunteers, and by referring clients’ families to appropriate community agencies that can provide other assistance. This grant will support a caregiver support group called “Caring for the Caregiver.”

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.

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. The aim of this grant will be to help further deepen relationships and expand services with schools and healthcare facilities where work has been done with success.

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.