Grants to IHS top $125,000
The Institute for Human Services has received more than $125,000 in grants this year from foundations, corporations and churches. Grants include $13,000 from the Mary & Paul
Wagner Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation for general operating expenses; $4,000 from Central Union Church in support of the IHS meal program; $25,000 from the Cooke Family Foundation for a new truck to pick up food donations; $25,000 from The Atherton Family Foundation for the Supportive Housing Program; $5,000 from the
Kitaro Watanabe Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation for the Homeless Family Support Program; $15,000 from Friends of Hawaii Charities for the Homeless Family Support Program; $20,000 from Bank of Hawaii for Organization Capacity Building Program and to support
the agency's strategic planning process; $8,000 from The Bretzlaff Foundation to partially finance a triage counselor; and $10,000 from the Pettus Foundation for general operating expenses.
Waipahu center gets $245,000
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has awarded $245,000 to the Waipahu Community Adult Day Health Center and Youth Day Care Center for construction costs.
Rotary awards scholarships
Ten students from McKinley High School were named as recipients of $2,500 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu. The recipients are Maybelle Do, Nicole Figueroa, Christopher Joseph, Kaulike Kalama, Yu-Ju Lee, David McGhee, Javen Peahi, Jobet Roxas, Clariss Velasco and Jennifer Yeban.
Two Kaimuki High students, David Bourgoyne and Joanna Wong, also received the Rotary scholarships.
Scholarships are given to students based on recommendations from their counselors and mentors, an interview with a committee of Rotarians, and the students' intention to pursue a degree at an accredited Hawai'i institution.
College student receives grant
Waipahu resident Kimberly Moa has received a C.A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Scholar grant from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., where she is a student. The grant allows undergraduates to conduct research in a chosen field of study. Moa is investigating the effects of tourism and western civilization on Thailand.
Nonprofit gifts Leeward groups
Hawaii Modular Space, through its nonprofit program Makana Hui, has given $4,400 each to the Leeward YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii. In addition, each company employee is allotted $100 toward their favored charity. Employee-chosen recipients have included the Mediation Center of the Pacific, the Kapolei High School football team, Aloha United Way, Puuloa Canoe Club and the Pearl City High School A-Plus after-school program.
Makana Hui supports nonprofit organizations, especially in Leeward O'ahu, that promote education, health and overall well-being of children and families.