Community organizations earn grants
The Hawaii People's Fund and Hawaii Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling more than $70,000 to 15 community social justice groups. Recipients include Abled Hawaii Artists, Ahu: The Hawaii Journal of Education, Friends of the Ko'olau Clubhouse, Ho'ona'auao Productions, Ka 'Aha Hui Na'auao, Ka Huina Gallery, Life of the Land, Mental Health Association of Maui, Na Maka o ka 'Aina, Paumalu Press, Samoan Language School, Youth Speaks Hawaii, Asian Settlers for Justice, Ka Lei Maile Ali'i Hawaiian Civic Club
and MANA: Movement for Aloha no ka 'Aina
Group 70 Foundation has awarded a total of $107,230 to 21 community organizations. The foundation was started by employees of Hawaii-based Group 70 International, a firm focusing on sustainability and community development. Receiving between $2,000 and $8,000 were the American Red Cross-Hawaii Chapter, Butterfly Society of Hawaii, Cooper Center Council, Family Promise of Hawaii, Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park, Hawaii Geographic Information, Hawaii Nature Center, Hawaii Sustainable Education Initiative, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Kai Makana Inc., Kauai Planning and Action Alliance, the Kohala Center Inc., Kona Association for Retarded Citizens, Na Maka Walu Inc., National Tropical Botanical Garden, Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, North Kohala Community Resource Center, Palama Settlement, Re-use Hawaii, Storybook Theater of Hawaii and the YWCA of Oahu.
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