Office of Hawaiian Affairs issues $4.3M in grants

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Board of Trustees announced Friday that it will award a total of $4.3 million during the next two years to 12 nonprofit organizations.

The organizations will use the two-year grants for a range of programs and services to help Native Hawaiians. Programs include financial resources, expanding access to early education and helping troubled teens, according to a statement from OHA. Approximately 13,000 Native Hawaiians are expected to benefit directly from the various programs.

The 12 community-based organizations are:

Aha Punana Leo, $672,829 over two years;

• Family Nurturing Center of Hawaii Inc., $150,000 over two years;

Hale Kipa Inc., $150,000;

• Hawaii First Federal Credit Union, $724,280;

Hawaiian Community Assets, $316,678;

• Hui Malama I Ke Kai Foundation, $200,000;

• Koa Ike, $300,000;

• Mana Maoli, $300,000;

Maui Economic Opportunity Inc., $250,000;

Pacific American Foundation, $316,000;

Partners in Development Foundation, $550,000;

• Waianae Coast Community Mental Health Center Inc., (dba Hale Naau Pono), $328,736.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is an independent state agency that advocates for improving conditions for all Native Hawaiians, according to the statement.