Eia Hawaii Fund unveils beneficiary partners
The first organizations that are set to benefit from the support of an exciting new funding non-profit, Eia Hawaii Fund, based in the paradise of Hawaiʻi have been unveiled. Operating across four distinct pillars, Eia Hawaii Fund (EHF) has revealed which Hawaiian Culture and Arts and Preserving our ʻĀina partnerships will be the first it champions.
Louise K. Davies, Director of Eia Hawaii Fund, said, “We’re thrilled to announce the organizations that we’ll be working with from the outset. They’re a diverse selection that all have one thing in common, the work they undertake helps to strengthen and support our children, our communities and preserve the beauty of Hawaiʻi. Raising funds for these exceptional and recognized nonprofits and programs will undeniably positively impact our communities and our State. Our commitment to Hawai‘i and its people doesn’t stop here. In the upcoming weeks we will announce new partnerships with extraordinary non-profits and highlight their vital programs and work.”
Three programs falling under the Hawaiian Culture & Arts initiative include a cultural program that aims to support and expand outdoor classrooms to improve cultural and academic learning opportunities, the Music & Arts in School Program, which pairs professional, positive musicians with young people to create inspirational environments, and the Holly J Stevenson Arts Grants that provides support for native Hawaiians and women working in music, theatre, and the visual arts. The amazing non-profit organization Mana Maoli will receive direct funding for its Mana Mele Project that features an incredible Music & Multimedia Academy.
Keola Nakanishi, Director of Mana Maoli, said, “We’re grateful to the Eia Hawaii Fund for their perseverance and well-orchestrated efforts to raise awareness and funds for the local non-profits here in Hawai‘i that are striving to better the State’s keiki and ʻĀina. Mana Maoli is honored to be a partner and beneficiary. There are many ways that donations could help sustain our Mana Mele Project, including sustaining our year-long afterschool and elective courses, school visits by artists, and producing more engaging videos.”
Numerous organizations that work tirelessly to preserve, educate, and restore Hawai’i’s ecosystem and biodiversity are joining the EHF network under our Preserving our ‘Āina initiative. This initiative includes Coastal & Oceanic Education, Coastline Cleanup, and Native Ecosystems Protection programs. Several non-profits that have already been selected to receive funding, including Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai‘i and Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i.
Kahi Pacarro, Executive Director of Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i, commented, “Collaborating with cutting edge events that bring thousands of people together presents the perfect opportunity to bring the issue of plastic pollution front and center, straight to the stage. Since not everyone can come to a cleanup, we bring the lesson to them. Additional funding would mean the world to us and would allow us to clean up more beaches and to provide more help to our neighbor islands.”
Suzanne Frazer, co-founder of Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawai‘i, stated, “B.E.A.C.H. is proud to be partnering with the Eia Hawaii Fund to help raise awareness of marine debris and bring solutions to this major environmental disaster. We applaud EHF for the wonderful, generous offer of funding support for non-profits which protect the ocean and coastal environment. Receiving additional funding will help immensely. We will be able to move forward with projects sooner and achieve results faster in achieving our goals of bringing awareness and solutions to plastic marine debris in order to protect marine life, sea birds and the ocean/coastal environment.”
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