PIDF Receives $50,000 Grant from Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Tūtū and Me, Hui Ho‘omalu - (Fri) December 7, 2018

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Partners in Development Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation (HCF). The grant was awarded through HCF's FLEX Grants Program, created to provide unrestricted funding to high-performing nonprofit organizations in Hawaiʻi.

Despite having received a FLEX Grant from HCF in the past, PIDF was no less thrilled to such a generous amount to help support its mission and programs serving Hawaiian families.

"We are ecstatic to receive this grant from the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation," said PIDF President Jan Hanohano Dill. "They provide much needed unrestricted funds that allow nonprofits like ours to take vital programs to the next level by enhancing or expanding services, developing new programs, securing additional funds for staff trainings and conferences, and more."

The importance of unrestricted funds cannot be understated. While restricted funds are designated for a special or particular purpose (such as an individual program or project), nonprofits can take unrestricted funds and allocate them to wherever they are needed most.

PIDF was selected as a grantee because of its demonstrated strengths in accountability, achievement of results, and "community connectedness."

The funds from HCF will go to PIDF operations statewide, programs on specific islands, and PIDF programs supporting healthy development of Hawaiian children and young adults (birth to 20 years old). The specific funds granted to PIDF are as follows:
  • Jean I. Fennimore Fund
  • Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Fund
  • Annie Sinclair Knudsen Memorial Fund
  • Marisla Fund
  • Reverend Takie Okumura Family Fund
  • Tai Up Yang Fund
  • Henry A. Zuberano Early Education Fund
The FLEX Grants Program would not be possible without the generous sponsorship from these partners and many others.

For more information, contact our communications office at (808) 595-5290.

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