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Hawai‘i Community Foundation
Kūpuna Aging in Place

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Kūpuna Aging in Place


Hawai‘i Community Foundation has provided grants for elderly services for over 30 years. Today, known as the Kūpuna Aging in Place (KAP), the multi-year grant program supports organizations that provide a range of supportive services including community-based support, adult day care & adult day health, and caregiver support for low- to moderate-income kūpuna (seniors) age 65 and older and their caregivers, all with the goal that kūpuna in Hawaiʻi can age in place.

In July 2023, HCF awarded over $3.7 million in grant funding to 16 nonprofits throughout the state to support kūpuna and their caregivers for a 3-year period from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026. The grantees are:

Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi
Hale Hauʻoli Hawaii
Hale Makua Health Services
Hawaii Island Adult Care, Inc.
Hawaii Meals On Wheels, Inc.
Hawaii VA Foundation – Our Kūpuna
Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services
Kula No Nā Poʻe Hawaiʻi
Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke Building Program
Mālama Kauaʻi
Maui Day Care Center For Senior Citizens And Disabled
Mō‘ili‘ili Hongwanji Mission – Project Dana
Nā Hoaloha-Maui Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers
Palolo Chinese Home
Waikīkī Community Center
Windward Seniors' Day Care Center

Grantees provide a range of community-based support services including case management, falls prevention education, home delivered meals, transportation, socialization, respite, adult day care and day health services, and personal care. Grantees also provide caregiver support including trainings, counseling, support groups, and other support services that positively impact the well-being of caregivers and improve the ability of caregivers to support kūpuna.

KAP is supported by Friends of Hawaiʻi Charities, Inc.; May Templeton Hopper Fund, Minnie K. Fund, Alice M.G. Soper Fund, Theodore A. Vierra Fund, and Lisa Livingston Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation.

Interested in learning more about the Kūpuna Aging in Place Program?
Contact Malia Maier at mmaier@hcf-hawaii.org.