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Media

  • Jun 01, 2020 – Bank, foundation launch $2M scholarship fund, West Hawai‘i Today
  • Jun 01, 2020 – Column: New ways to connect our communities will drive recovery, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • May 30, 2020 – Community Foundation Update (05/30/20), Philanthropy News Digest
  • May 29, 2020 – Local rehab center prepares hundreds of meals for Class of 2020 grads, KITV
  • May 29, 2020 – YMCA offering summer camp at various locations across O‘ahu , KITV
  • May 27, 2020 – Generous donors with good connections bolster Hawaii’s PPE stockpile, Hawaii News Now
  • May 27, 2020 – First Hawaiian Bank and Hawaii Community Foundation pitched in $1 million dollars each to start the "Stronger Together Hawaii Scholarship Fund.", Hawaii News Now
  • May 27, 2020 – Hawai‘i Stands Together - Sunrise on the Road, Hawaii News Now
  • May 26, 2020 – New scholarship fund aims to give Hawaii public high school graduates flexible means of continuing education, KHON-TV
  • May 26, 2020 – New, flexible Hawai‘i scholarship fund aims to ‘give these kids hope’, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • May 22, 2020 – Editorial: Hawai‘i’s food insecurity an urgent problem, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • May 22, 2020 – Q&A with Chad Buck, owner of Hawai‘i Foodservice Alliance, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • May 21, 2020 – Some of Hawai‘i's top music artists honor Hawai‘i's graduating Class of 2020, KITV
  • May 19, 2020 – Hawai‘i Foodbank holding food drive on Wednesday, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • May 18, 2020 – Free UH help available for Class of 2020, The Garden Island
  • May 17, 2020 – New program helps Hawaii’s Class of 2020 stay on track this summer, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • May 14, 2020 – A Quarantined Kauai | Part 5, Hawai‘i Life Realty Blog
  • May 13, 2020 – Second food distribution at Aloha Stadium to help thousands in need, Hawai‘i News Now
  • May 13, 2020 – Talk story: Multiplication of the plate lunches, Hawai‘i Catholic Herald
  • May 09, 2020 – ‘I Have To Accept Reality’: First-Timers Line Up For Foodbank Help, Civil Beat
  • May 08, 2020 – Continuing to fund COVID-19 efforts, The Garden Island
  • May 07, 2020 – Grant money for COVID-19 Relief, The Garden Island
  • May 07, 2020 – 4,000 line up again for free food, Honolulu Star Advertiser
  • May 06, 2020 – Many heartbroken to see long lines again at food assistance site, KHON-TV
  • May 03, 2020 – Mediation program to help landlords, tenants, Hawaii Tribune Herald
  • May 02, 2020 – Kaua'i residents receive emergency loans, The Garden Island
  • April 30, 2020 – ‘Mind-blowing’: Advocates say huge turnout for food distribution underscores cope of need, KHNL-TV
  • April 30, 2020 – Kahanu team assembles bridge ventilators, Pacific Business News
  • April 25, 2020 – With donations, nonprofit puts homeless families up in Waikīkī hotels, KHNL-TV
  • April 25, 2020 – Hawai‘i Foodbank receives $2M to provide meals to unemployed families, Pacific Business News
  • April 25, 2020 – Honolulu teams up to establish food distribution sites, Honolulu Star Advertiser
  • April 24, 2020 – New City partnership allows Hawai‘i Foodbank to feed over 250K unemployed people on O‘ahu, KITV-TV
  • April 20, 2020 – Column: Pandemic shows agriculture’s vital role, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • April 20, 2020 – How you can help, Hawai‘i Business Magazine
  • April 17, 2020 – Kama‘āina Kids provides childcare supported by grant from HCF, KHON – Wake up 2Day
  • April 17, 2020 – Resident loan program rolls out, The Garden Island
  • April 18, 2020 – Local effort to design and build bridge ventilators for Hawai'i hospitals enters production phase, awaits FDA approval, KITV
  • April 18, 2020 – Experts optimistic about Kaua‘i supplies, The Garden Island
  • April 17, 2020 – Pasha Hawaii donates to local charities supporting communities affected by COVID-19, Pacific Business News
  • April 16, 2020 – Catholic Charities Hawai'i receives $100K to support Kaua'i residents impacted by COVID-19, KITV
  • April 16, 2020 – Catholic Charities helps with housing, supplies, The Garden Island
  • April 15, 2020 – More people than ever are reaching out for food assistance in Hawaii during the coronavirus crisis, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • April 13, 2020 – More YMCA Sites added to Grab and Go Program, KITV
  • April 12, 2020 – Help available for Hawaiʻi Farmers in Need, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • April 11, 2020 – Hawaii Child Care Providers Struggle To Keep Operating As Children Kept At Home, Hawaiʻi Public Radio
  • April 9, 2020 – Virtual Interview on COVID-19, Hawaiʻi Business Magazine
  • April 9, 2020 – Donations of PPE Welcomed, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • April 8, 2020 – Concerns raised as Hawaii's 2020 Census count lags, Hawaiʻi Public Radio
  • April 7, 2020 – DLIR opens call center as unemployment filings sail past 200,000, Pacific Business News
  • April 7, 2020 – DLIR opens call center as unemployment filings sail past 200,000, Pacific Business News
  • April 7, 2020 – How to help struggling Asian American Communities during COVID-19, NBC Online
  • April 7, 2020 – DLIR Director Scott Murakami takes your unemployment questions on the COVID-19 Care Conversation, Star-Advertiser
  • April 6, 2020 – Foundation donates $3M, The Garden Island
  • April 6, 2020 – BOH Foundation donates $3M to HCF's Hawaii Resilience Fund, Star-Advertiser
  • April 6, 2020 – Maui Students Gifted Grants to Offset Expenses During Pandemic, Maui News
  • April 3, 2020 – Call center will help state unemployment office, Hawaii News Now
  • April 2, 2020 – Apply for Financial Help, The Garden Island
  • March 30, 2020 – Real estate funds give to Hawaii Resilience Fund coronavirus efforts, Pacific Business News
  • March 27, 2020 – Hawaii's Response: How are nonprofits adjusting to the era of no profits?, Hawaiʻi News Now
  • March 27, 2020 – Uncharted Territory, Pacific Business News
  • March 27, 2020 – Honolulu Steps Up Effort To Protect Homeless Population From Virus, Civil Beat
  • March 26, 2020 – Organizations raising funds, donations for COVID-19 assistance, Star-Advertiser
  • March 20, 2020 – HNN Morning News Segment, Hawaiʻi News Now
  • March 21, 2020 – Coronavirus Testing, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • March 21, 2020 – Editorial - Help is on the way, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • March 20, 2020 – Testing remains narrow, Civil Beat
  • March 19, 2020 – Q & A, Civil Beat
  • March 19, 2020 – New $2.5M Fund Aims to Help Nonprofits with Coronavirus, Civil Beat

Press Releases

  • May 26, 2020 – First Hawaiian Bank and HCF Launch $2 Million Scholarship Fund for Hawai‘i's class of 2020 public high school seniors – Joint Press Release
  • May 19, 2020 – Senate leadership thanks the Hawai‘i Community Foundation for statewide COVID-19 response efforts – Hawaii State Senate Press Release
  • May 18, 2020 – Tony Group makes $50,000 donation to the Hawai‘i Resilience Fund – Tony Group Press Release
  • May 12, 2020 – Food for Hawai‘i’s ‘Ohana” distribution for newly unemployed scheduled to take place May 13 and May 15 at Aloha Stadium – Hawaii Foodbank Media Advisory
  • May 4, 2020 – Home-Based Child Care (HBCC) Emergency Fund to provide relief to licensed home-based child care providers – HCF Press Release
  • April 24, 2020 – City and County of Honolulu, Bank of Hawaii Foundation, and Hawaii Community Foundation's Hawaii Resilience Fund donate $2 Million to innovative Hawaii Foodbank Initiative to provide meals to newly unemployed – Mayor’s Press Release
  • April 15, 2020 – Local effort to design and build bridge ventilators for Hawai‘i hospitals enters production phase, awaits FDA approval – Kahanu
  • April 15, 2020 – $1M donated to critical UH Urgent Student Relief Fund – UH Press Release
  • April 10, 2020 – $1 Million for Kaua`i COVID-19 Relief, Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Donate to Help Kaua`i – FMPR Release
  • April 10, 2020 – Hawai‘i Resilience Fund Raises Over $8.4 Million to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic – HCF Press Release
  • April 7, 2020 – Public Private Partnership secures personal protective equipment – Hawaiʻi State Joint Information Center Press Release
  • April 6, 2020 – Bank of Hawaiʻi Foundation Donates $3 Million to Hawaiʻi Community Foundation in the Fight Against COVID-19 – Bank of Hawaiʻi Press Release
  • March 27, 2020 – Mayor Caldwell’s office mobilizes public, private, and nonprofit support to provide COVID-19 testing and quarantine services for O‘ahu’s homeless community – Mayor’s Press Release
  • March 18, 2020 – Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, Omidyar ‘Ohana Create Hawaiʻi Resilience Fund To Address The (Covid-19) Pandemic – HCF Press Release