Ka Papa O Kakuhihewa Funding

From: Cynthia K.L. Rezentes [mailto:rezentesc@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 10:20 AM
Subject: Fwd: KPOK applications


Ka Papa O Kakuhihewa working through HCF will have available funding again this year for worthy projects that benefit primarily our youth to work on environmental type projects in the 96792 and 96707 zip code areas (please see more information provided in the press release and the RFP). Click HERE for the press release and HERE for the RFP.

Past recipients of funding have included: Ka`ala Farm Inc., Hoa `Aina o Makaha, Malama Learning Center, Bishop Museum (in return for funding they provided numerous class sessions without charge to some of our schools based on the program developed), Leeward Kai Canoe Club in conjunction with Wai`anae High School (ocean water quality sampling), etc.

The funds are a result of a community benefits package that is being received from HECO ($100,000 per year over 10 years) developed during community discussions regarding the 110 MW Peaking Power Plant built in Campbell Industrial Park. Today, the council that works with HCF in determining what projects will be funded and for how much is represented by residents from along the entire coastline representing both zip code areas.

While not having unlimited funding to provide support to all applicants, the council and HCF takes its’ responsibility seriously to make sure that the projects supported do promote support for our youth and their families in either learning about or doing projects which help our environment.

If you know of any organizations or worth projects, please provide this information along to them.


Cynthia K.L. Rezentes

—–Original Message—–
From: Amy Luersen
Sent: Mon, Jan 4, 2010 9:24 am
Subject: KPOK applications

Aloha All, I hope you all had a Happy Holiday season. Attached is the 2010 Request for Proposals for the Ka Papa o Kakuhihewa fund. Please help spread the work in your communities and forward to any groups that you feel would be eligible. This is available to be downloaded from the Hawaii Community Foundation website. (www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org )We are also sending you a few hard copies by mail to distribute to those who may not have email accessibility. Please note that the deadline is February 5, 2010 so that groups planning summer events/programs can hear prior to the events. Also, just to let you know, we sent the attached press release out to the news last week. We will be contacting you to set up an Advisory Committee meeting for sometime in late March.

Thanks so much,
Amy Luersen
Director of Philanthropic Services
Hawaii Community Foundation
1164 Bishop St. Suite 800Honolulu, HI 96813
Direct- 808-566-5550
Main Number 808 537-6333
Neighbor Island toll free – 1 888-731-3863