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Hawaii Community Foundation’s West Hawai’i Fund Currently Accepting Grant Proposals

Media Release:

The Hawai’i Community Foundation is inviting community groups and nonprofit organizations to submit grant proposals for the West Hawai’i Fund.  Established in 1990 to provide a stronger link between charitable donors and the specific needs of West Hawai’i communities from Kohala to Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, the West Hawai’i Fund is currently accepting applications through October 3, 2011.  Through the years, local citizens have contributed to the fund including Hartwell and Rebecca Carter, Robert C. and Helen F. Nichols, Arthur Mullaly, and Oscar and Ernestine Armstrong.

Hawaii Community Foundation

The West Hawai’i Fund welcomes proposals aimed at improving the quality of life on the west side of Hawai’i Island.  Applications for programs that address the critical needs of people affected by the current economy are strongly encouraged.  Preference will be given to projects that focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Human Services
  • Culture & Arts
  • Education
  • Conservation
  • Environment

To be eligible for a grant of up to $10,000, a group must be a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization — such as schools, units of government or neighborhood groups — or have a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor and clearly demonstrate a program or project’s benefit to the West Hawai’i community. Community organizations without 501(c)(3) status are eligible to apply for a grant up to $2,000, provided the activities to be supported are charitable.

Proposal information is available at www.hawaii.communityfoundation.org. All proposals must be post-marked on or before October 3, 2011, and mailed to the Hawai’i Community Foundation, Attention: West Hawai’i Fund, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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