Grants and awards
Goodwill to get new equipment
Goodwill has been awarded $10,000 from the G.N. Wilcox Trust for equipment to be used for the large volume of donations coming into its stores since the agency's partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu this January.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu donations have doubled the amount of donations Goodwill stores process and sell through its stores.
Waipahu groups receive grants
The Waipahu Community Foundation has awarded more than $18,400 in quarterly grants to local organizations and projects, including: the Waipahu High School Project Graduation ($5,000); Friends of Waipahu Public Library ($1,500); Girl Scout Troop 157 ($500); Gentry Waipio, Crestview, Seaview Friends of Youth ($4,233); Waipahu High School Robotics Team ($531); Boy Scout Troop 32 ($2,144); Cub Scout Pack 167 ($1,620), and DREAM Team Hawai'i Inc. ($2,880). Grant applications for July-September are due June 6. Call executive director Cal Kawamoto, 677-9455 or 306-2381.
Humanist group awards 2 prizes
Humanists Hawai'i will award James Ornellas and the ACLU $500 and $100, respectively, for their efforts to have the words "love of God" removed from the McKinley High School honor code.
Salvation Army gets $17,000
The Salvation Army was recently awarded grants totaling $17,000 to support its social services programs on the Big Island and Maui.
A total of $7,000 received by the Kukio Community Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation will be used to repair a deteriorating residential facility for at-risk youth on the Big Island.
A $10,000 grant from the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation will provide emergency assistance to Maui's homeless population.
Chorale group gets $27,000
The Hawai'i Vocal Arts Ensemble has received grants from local businesses and donors totaling $27,000 for its Education and Community Access Project and capacity building, including: G.N. Wilcox Trust, $5,000; Cooke Foundation, $10,000; McInerny Foundation, $7,500; Atherton Family Foundation, $5,000; Bank of Hawaii, $1,500; George P. and Ida Tenney Castle Trust, $2,500; and First Hawaiian Bank, $500.
Library services get $903,000
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded more than $903,000 to support library services in Hawai'i.
The grant, made under the Library Services and Technology Act, is made to each state according to a population-based formula.