Daniel K. Inouye Memorial Fund Awards First Set of Grants

More than $100,000 provided to support organizations and causes championed by the late Senator Inouye

Hawai’i Community Foundation announced today that the Daniel K. Inouye Memorial Fund has awarded a total of $107,000 to the following 35 organizations in its first set of grants:

  • 442nd Regimental Combat Team Foundation
  • ‘Ahahui Mālama I Ka Lōkahi
  • Alaka’ina Foundation
  • Aloha Medical Mission
  • American Cancer Society Hawai’i Pacific
  • Bishop Museum
  • Boy Scouts of America – Aloha Council
  • Boys & Girls Club of Hawai’i
  • Filipino Community Center, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts of Hawai’i
  • Harris United Methodist Church
  • Hawai’i 3R’s
  • Hawai’i United Okinawa Association
  • Hawai’i Foodbank
  • Hawai’i Public Radio
  • Hawai’i Public Television Foundation dba PBS Hawai’i
  • Historic Hawai’i Foundation
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i
  • Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa
  • Kaua’i Economic Development Board
  • Kīlauea Point Natural History Association
  • Maui Arts & Cultural Center
  • Maui Economic Development Board Inc.
  • National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Maui
  • Parents and Children Together
  • Rotary District 5000 Foundation
  • State of Hawai’i, DOE – Wai’anae High School
  • Susannah Wesley Community Center
  • The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace
  • University of Hawai’i Foundation – ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i
  • U.S. – Japan Council
  • YMCA of Honolulu, Metropolitan Office

“The Hawai’i Community Foundation is honored and privileged to award the first grants of the Daniel K. Inouye Memorial Fund,” said Kelvin H. Taketa, Hawai’i Community Foundation president and CEO. “The legacy of Senator Inouye, his tremendous leadership and courage, continues to support and inspire our community today.”

Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Senator Daniel K. Inouye

“These grants are a small token of appreciation for the important work these organizations did with Dan over the years to enhance the social fabric of Hawai’i, which he dearly loved,” said Irene Hirano Inouye, wife of the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. “I hope they will continue their collective good work in the years ahead.”

The Daniel K. Inouye Memorial Fund was created in December 2012 at the request of Irene Hirano Inouye. The fund was established to continue to help the organizations and causes that the senator supported over the years. To date, the fund has received 613 donations from the public amounting to more than $173,000.

Inouye passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at the age of 88 from respiratory complications. He was the second longest serving member of the U.S. Senate prior to his death, with 49 years of service.

 

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