The Harold Castle Foundation is excited to announce that the Ko‘olau Pilina Fund is now accepting applications.
Donor Name: Harold Castle Foundation
Regions: Kahuku and Makapu‘u
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 12/01/2022
Size of the Grant: $5,000 and $15,000
The goal of the pilot Ko‘olau Pilina Fund is to rapidly respond to COVID-related issues in the region (defined here as the region within Kahuku and Makapu‘u).
The fund prioritizes projects specifically tailored to Ko‘olau communities.
The Pilina Fund Committee will use the following values to shape decision making and prioritization of projects:
- Pono: As much as possible, we desire to be pono and strive for balance across the Koʻolau region. Its 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.
- Pilina: They believe in the Pilina Fund going beyond alleviating immediate needs from COVID-19 to building long-term community wellbeing. They 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.
- Aloha Koʻolau: All projects must be specific to the unique needs of our Koʻolau communities. They want to support projects that understand the unique needs of neighbors and find creative solutions to meet these needs.
Request between $5,000 and $15,000
The committee will assess proposals for funding now through December 2022. The committee will prioritize proposals that:
- 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.
For more information, visit Ko‘olau Pilina Fund.