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Hawaii Community Foundation
Kauai Relief and Recovery Fund

Here in our islands, our innate desire to care for one another is our greatest strength. And that fact becomes even clearer in a time of crisis. Right now, the devastation that’s been wrought on Kauai as a result of the severe weather calls on all of us to mobilize.

Through generous seed money of $100,000 from Pierre and Pam Omidyar along with matching contributions from Hawaii Community Foundation and additional donations from the Agne Family Fund and two anonymous donors, we have established the Kauai Relief and Recovery Fund at HCF. The Fund is focused on providing immediate aid to communities across Kauai that have been impacted by the flooding, including assistance to residents who have been displaced from their homes or are cut-off from receiving basic necessities including supplies, food, and water.

To date, Hawaii Community Foundation has received over $1.5 million in donations from more than 300 generous donors in Hawaii and abroad and we are truly humbled by the support of all of our donors who were quick to recognize the importance of coming to the aid of others in our islands when they are in need of help. View our latest press release here.

More help is needed in the weeks and months ahead. If you would like to make a contribution to the Kauai Relief and Recovery Fund please click the button below.

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Updates on the Relief Effort

List of Donors

Mahalo to the generous donors to the Kauai Relief and Recovery Fund. The tremendous outpouring of support for Kauai is much appreciated and helping Kauai to heal.

List of Nonprofit Grantees

This list is regularly updated as grants are approved and distributed multiple times per week

Photos from the Kauai Recovery Effort

Aloha School Early Learning Center
Repairing damage to the school and offering reduced tuition for families who have been impacted by the flooding.

National Tropical Botanical Garden - Limahuli Gardens
This organization has diverted all of its staff and the use of its heavy equipment to the relief effort. They helped to coordinate donations of food, rescue of people, bringing in supplies, and removal of trash. Using their ATVs, they are making calls to each individual house in their area with particular attention paid to those houses with elderly residents.

Kauai Independent Foodbank
The first round of grants first round of grants was distributed to Malama Kauai, Kauai Independent Food Bank, and the Kauai North Shore Food Pantry to provide additional staffing, food and water provisions, and emergency supplies.

Aina Hookupu o Kilauea
This organization has deployed all its staff and heavy equipment to the effort. They have made calls to every house in the Kalihiwai area to assess the needs and status of households. They are helping to remove tons of green waste, replace fencing, create access to homes, and provide manpower and supplies to those in need.

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Kauai Relief and Recovery Fund in the News

A few stories covering the recovery and relief effort. Or read our HCF press releases here.

 > Full list of news coverage

HCF Podcasts: Short-form audio stories

Kauai staff speak with nonprofit grantees about their work in the immediate aftermath of the storm and flooding. Find us on Itunes, Stitcher Radio App and other podcast platforms

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Events and Activities Benefitting this Fund

Howler Brothers
Howler P.I. Collection


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Hawaii Community Foundation
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