Health program gets $128,500
Hawai'i Covering Kids has received contributions totaling $128,500 from three foundations that go toward matching its four-year $700,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They are:
- $50,000 from the Robert Emens Black Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation for media outreach activities targeting adolescents and immigrants and to develop an electronic application for Med-Quest applicants.
- $54,000 from the HMSA Foundation to complete statewide data research and for Kahuku and Kaua'i Local Project outreach workers.
- $24,500 from the Henry & Dorothy Castle Fund of the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation to conduct workshops for those serving children, provide outreach materials and complete electronic application programming.
Hawai'i Covering Kids is a project of the Hawai'i Primary Care Association that organizes outreach, enrollment and simplification initiatives for children's health insurance.
Golf event aids Ready to Learn
The nonprofit Ready To Learn has received $6,875 from the 2002 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Poipu Bay Golf Course, held in November. The group gives school supplies to needy children.
The money was donated by PGA professionals, business people, political dignitaries and community figures who attended the event's welcome reception.
'Cuckoo's Nest' receives boost
Diamond Head Theatre has received a $5,000 grant from the Ellen M. Koenig Memorial Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation to support its 2003 production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
Canoe program gets $50,000
The Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii has received a $50,000 grant from Nike. The grant will benefit the Imua! Heritage Canoeing Program.
The program, in partnership with a canoe club, will blend cultural interest and physical activity. An estimated 100 club members and 45 new youth will receive paddling instruction, hiking experiences, nature awareness and strength development.