» The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii received $117,626 from the National Park Service to help produce the first full-length educational documentary on the internment of residents in Hawaii during World War II. In the program’s second year, the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants helped fund similar projects in a dozen states. Other Hawaii organizations awarded grants include the University of Hawaii Center for Oral History, which will receive $29,080, and UH-West Oahu, $98,544.
» The Atherton Family Foundation awarded $20,000 to College Connections Hawaii to support its student outreach and capacity building efforts.
» Foodland Super Market Ltd. will award a total of $220,000 in scholarships to 110 Hawaii high school students through its Shop for Higher Education program this year.
» The Hawaii Foodbank received $100,000 from the McInerny Foundation to meet the growing need for emergency food.