» The Hawaii Community Foundation will award $500,000 in grants over two years to five nonprofit organizations for assistance to individuals and families in need of emergency housing. The recipients are Catholic Charities Hawaii, Family Life Center, Institute for Human Services, Helping Hands Hawaii and Office of Social Ministry. Funds came from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
» The Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund awarded $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu for a June public event promoting sustained mentoring relationships. The Hawaii Community Foundation also donated $5,000 and Castle Foundation gave $3,000 to establish a Fund Development Plan for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
» Special Olympics Hawaii received a $2,000 CVS Caremark Community Grant for its annual State Summer Games, held May 28 to 30.