As an all-volunteer 501(c)(3), Hālāwai endeavors to be a resource to our community by sharing knowledge and opportunities, as well as by bringing people together through events and networking. Each year, we set aside donations to respond to requests from community members the help support programs and events that are commensurate with Hālāwai’s mission:to advance and support an inclusive community with shared interests in the culture and future of the people of Hawaiʻi and other Pacific Islands. Through generous grants and donations, our 2019 Hālāwai Kākoʻo Fund will aim to support at least six community requests of up to $500 each.
Apply for Funding
Requests must be submitted a minimum of 4-6 weeks prior to the event. A representative from your group may be asked to attend a Hālāwai board meeting in person or by conference prior to funding approval. Kākoʻo Fund recipients will be required to provide a short narrative report and budget within 4 weeks following the event, and may also include photos or other visual documentation.
Higher consideration will be given to programs and events that demonstrate wider resources including other funding, revenue and/or in-kind support.
For any questions regarding your application, please contact Kimo Gerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kākoʻo Fund Grantees
Hālāwai is proud to have supported to following grantees:
Hula Preservation Society - for their participation in the event Celebrating the Treasured People of NYC's famed Hawaiian Room at the Lexington Hotel and the closing day of the Georgia O’Keeffe Visions of Hawaii exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden
May Day is Lei Day - for a haumana of Pua AliʻI ʻIlima o Nuioka (PAʻI) to create a space for the NY community to make a lei, give a lei, and learn more about the Hawaiian culture
Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse - to support the educational program of the 2019 Hudson River Cup ʻOhana Festival, The Canoe: Pacific Settlement, History, and Culture, detailing the origins of the canoe and connection to the greater Polynesian history
Other events supported by Hālāwai
Hōkūleʻa Kīpaepae and related activities Women’s March on Washington D.C. A Valentine for Keo: Keo Woolford Memorial Celebration at La Mama Theater May Day Dance Parade Annual Hawaiʻi Picnic at Governor’s Island Hawaiian Storytelling with Paula Fuga Ulana Lau Hala workshop with Paula Fuga Shinnecock Pow Wow Message and Medium: a Conversation with Hawaiʻi Designers Indigenous Peoples Day Water Ceremony with Pua Case and Hāwane Rios New York/Pacific Island Time
Halawai, Inc P.O. Box 250189 New York, NY 10025-9991