Ko'olau Pilina Fund Grant
Harold K. L. Castle Foundation
Next deadline: Oct 1, 2021
Later deadlines: Nov 1, 2021, Dec 1, 2021, Jan 1, 2022, Feb 1, 2022, Mar 1, 2022, Apr 1, 2022, May 1, 2022, Jun 1, 2022, Jul 1, 2022, Aug 1, 2022, Sep 1, 2022
Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $15,000
Fields of work: Family Services Farms & Farming Food Security Health Care Access & Delivery Health & Medicine Education
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach
Location of project: Honolulu County, Hawaii
Location of residency: Preferred: Honolulu County, Hawaii Other eligible locations: Hawaii
Purpose of the Pilina Fund
The Pilina Fund (the fund) was first seeded by the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation for the purpose of supporting rapid responses to COVID-related issues in Koʻolau, Oʻahu. Koʻolau is defined for these purposes as the region between Kahuku and Makapuʻu, Oʻahu. Over the last year, residents of Koʻolau have met the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis with creative, community-based solutions. The fund is intended to support trusted community-embedded organizations doing work closest to our neighbors who need the most help.
The fund prioritizes projects specificially tailored to Koʻolau communities. Members of the Koʻolau community have come together to form the Pilina Fund Committee (the Committee) and assess proposals. The Committee will prioritize proposals that:
- Request between $5,000 and $15,000
- Come from or are sponsored by an organization with IRS 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status
- Support projects in the following areas:
- Family strengthening
- Āina, farming, and food security
- Health and health care
- Education and learning
- Do not duplicate Castle Foundation grantmaking in the region in education, career readiness, fostering ʻāina-based mindsets, and eviction prevention
Values of the Fund
The Pilina Fund Committee will use the following values to shape decision making and prioritization of projects:
As much as possible, we desire to be pono and strive for balance across the Koʻolau region. Our goal is to spread the funding equitably, while also working to ensure the funding is reaching projects that best represent the purposes of this fund.
We believe in the Pilina Fund going beyond alleviating immediate needs from COVID-19 to building long-term community wellbeing. We hope to invest in pilina or building the relationship among community members to ensure longer term resiliency.
Ola Ka ʻĀina, Ola Ke Kānaka
It is important that these funds support both healthy people and healthy lands. If our land thrives, so do we as a Koʻolau community.
All projects must be specific to the unique needs of our Koʻolau communities. We want to support projects that understand the unique needs of our neighbors and find creative solutions to meet these needs.
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