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Shining Stars

For Sunday, September 5, 2010

By Star-Advertiser staff

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GRANTS

» The Hawaii Tourism Authority's County Product Enrichment Program (HTA-CPEP) awarded a total of $350,000 in grants for 2010.

DB Productions Inc. and the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts each received $25,000; Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education and the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, $20,000 each; and the city Department of Parks & Recreation and the Honolulu Culture & Arts District Association, each $15,000;

Recipients of $10,000 included the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park; Haleiwa Arts Festival; Hawaii Book and Music Festival; Hawaii United Okinawa Association; Ki-hoalu Foundation Inc.; Waianae Coast 10th Anniversary Sunset on the Beach; Waimanalo Construction Coalition; Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii; Pacific Islands Fisheries Group; Polynesian Cultural Center; and Sustain Hawaii.

» Hard Rock Cafe in Lahaina donated $3,347.46 to the Pacific Cancer Foundation to assist cancer patients in Maui. The money came from Hard Rock's PINKTOBER fundraiser in October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.

» Honolulu Theatre for Youth received more than $162,000 in grants in general support for its 2009-2010 season:

$20,000 from the City & County of Honolulu; $15,000, Thomas J. Long Foundation; $10,500, State Foundation on Culture & the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts; $10,000, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust;

$5,000, First Hawaiian Bank Foundation; $5,000, Schuler Family Foundation; $2,500, Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation/Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association; $2,500, Bank of Hawaii Charitable Foundation;

$50,000, The Hearst Foundations; $10,250, Hawaii Community Foundation; $8,500, John R. Charitable Halligan Fund; and $600, Madelyn Ross Fund.

HTY's CHOICE program to educate high school students on sexual assault received $20,000 from the state Department of Health and $10,000 from the Rev. Takie Okumura Family Fund.

» Group 70 Foundation awarded $50,000 to 15 local community organizations in grants ranging from $2,000 to $7,300.

Recipients in the Culture & Arts category were Hawaiian Kamali'i Inc. (Maui); Hawaii Maoli; Hoa 'Aina O Makaha; and Honolulu Academy of Arts;

Education: isisHawaii; Mala'ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School (Hawaii); and 'Ohana Komputer;

Design: Envision Downtown Hilo 2025 (Hawaii);

Housing/Community: County of Kauai Anti-Drug Program; Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu; University of Hawaii Foundation; and The Maui Farm;

Environment: Hawaii Forest Institute Partnerships (Hawaii); Hawaii Association of Watershed Partnerships; and Ma Ka Hana Ka 'Ike (Maui).

» Goodwill Industries of Hawaii has received the final installment of a $150,000 grant from the James Campbell Co. for the construction of a new Ohana Career and Learning Center in Kapolei. Scheduled for completion this year, the center will assist Leeward Oahu residents in developing vocational and professional skills.

» The Grand Wailea on Maui raised about $22,400 for the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk in May, which will be used to support 60 Maui nonprofit organizations.

» More than $40,000 was raised at the 10th Annual Junior Achievement of Hawaii Inc. Golf Classic, sponsored by Finance Factors Ltd. at the Kapolei Golf Course. Proceeds will help Junior Achievement continue its mission of teaching youth about business, economics and free enterprise.

» The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, through its Ahahui Grant Program, awarded $10,000 to the nonprofit Hawaii Construction Career Days event in October, attended by some 1,200 high school students. The state Department of Transportation, Hawaii Local Technical Assistance Program, federal and state agencies, labor unions, trade associations and the private sector also gave financial support.

» Save the Food Basket received $10,000 from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for its Grocery Distribution Program for low-income families affected by HIV/AIDS.

» Waste Management of Hawaii donated $500 to Scenic Hawaii as a platinum sponsor of the Scenic Hawaii 2009 Betty Crocker Landscape Awards.

» Goodwill Industries of Hawaii has received the final installment of a $75,000 grant from the Hawaiian Electric Co. for the construction of a new Ohana Career and Learning Center in Kapolei. Scheduled to be completed this year, the center will assist residents of Leeward Oahu in developing vocational and professional skills.

» Imua Family Services received $25,000 from the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation, the third grant designated for its Early Childhood Development Program. The pilot project provides therapeutic intervention developmental services for children, ages 3 to 6, who don't qualify for the state Department of Education's Special Education services.

» Waikiki Health Center received $75,000 from the McInerny Foundation (of which the Bank of Hawaii is a trustee) in support of primary care services for those who are uninsured or have low incomes. A portion of the grant will promote awareness of new and expanded services.

The Waikiki Clinic added pediatrician services, expanded its Behavioral Health Services, and will add a family practice physician and support staff in coming months. The North Shore clinic in Haleiwa will offer a special outreach program to kupuna and their families, many of whom are underserved for economic, language or cultural reasons.

» The American Red Cross-Hawaii State Chapter was given $25,000 by the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation.





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