The Hawai'i Alliance for Arts Education, a nonprofit arts advocacy and service organization, has been awarded $181,000 in grants. The contributors were:
- Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, $20,000 for general operating needs.
- The Atherton Family Foundation, $10,000 for ARTS FIRST, a multiyear commitment to building a standards-based arts curriculum for grades K-5.
- McInerny Foundation, $20,000 for ARTS FIRST.
- The Cooke Foundation, $10,000 for ARTS FIRST.
- The Charles Engelhard Foundation of New York, $10,000 to help complete the documentary film "Kamehameha I: A Legacy Renewed."
- Pacific Islanders in Communication, $26,000 for the Kamehameha documentary.
- Americans for the Arts, $10,000 for the Kamehameha documentary.
- Independent Television Services,$10,000 for the Kamehameha documentary.
St. Andrew's Priory School for Girls has received a $25,000 grant from the Atherton Family Foundation to expand the school's "Teaching and Learning With Laptops" program. The money will go toward improving the school's network and wireless connectivity and development of multimedia capabilities.
The grant "will help us implement the final phase of incorporating technology into our curriculum," said Caroline Ward Oda, head of the school
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc. has contributed $800,000 to an endowment fund for the repair, maintenance and replacement of special technologies at The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Hale Kuka'o. The Waipahu facility is the state's first supportive housing for persons with significant physical disabilities.
The Early School was awarded $25,000 by the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation and $5,000 by the Cades Foundation toward the expansion and renovation of its Young Children's Program for children up to age 3.