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J. Walter Cameron Center Awarded $1.1 Million Grant

April 25, 2017, 9:27 AM HST
* Updated April 25, 9:29 AM
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The J. Walter Cameron Center received a $1.1 million dollar grant that will provide funding for ongoing infrastructure improvements from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

From left to right: J. Water Cameron Center, Executive Director: Cesar Gaxiola, Weinberg Foundation, Grant Director: Gailene Wong, and J. Water Cameron Center, Board President, Alec McBarnet, Jr. Photo Courtesy

The funding will allow the Cameron Center to complete the third phase of a six-year comprehensive rehabilitation effort aimed at ensuring the center’s long-term viability as a one-stop community services facility.

“We are thrilled to receive such incredible support from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The Cameron Center was built in the 1970s and we now must make crucial and costly repairs to continue serving Maui’s non-profit community and the people of Maui for years to come,” said Executive Director Cesar Gaxiola

To date, earlier phases of the project have accomplished over $3 million in substantial facility improvements, including the installation of a Solar PV system and extensive interior and exterior renovations. The third phase is focused on improving energy-efficiency and protecting the health and safety of facility users. Completion of construction is expected by August 2017.

The J. Walter Cameron Center houses 14 non-profit agencies that serve a total of 60,000 Maui County residents–of which 30,000 are considered low-income. The Center is a critical component of the infrastructure supporting Maui’s health and social service providers by providing low-cost office and program space.


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