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$50K Grant for Healthy Development of Hawaiian Children

December 7, 2018, 9:48 AM HST
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PIDF recently received a $50,000 grant from the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, which will go towards programs like our Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool.

Local nonprofit Partners in Development Foundation has been granted $50,000 from the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation.

The grant was awarded through HCF’s FLEX Grants Program, created to provide unrestricted funding to high-performing nonprofit organizations in Hawaiʻi.

“We are ecstatic to receive this grant from the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation,” said PIDF President Jan E. 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 training and conferences, and more.”

Award recipients say the importance of unrestricted funds for nonprofits 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 towards PIDF operations statewide, programs on specific islands, and PIDF programs supporting healthy development of Hawaiian children and young adults (birth to 20 years old).  This includes support of programs like the Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool.


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; Rev. Takie Okumura Family Fund; Tai Up Yang Fund; and the Henry A. Zuberano Early Education Fund.

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