We are extremely grateful to our supporters, who help us advance service learning in Hawai`i. They include:
The Nā Lei Aloha Foundation generously provides service-learning grants to teachers through Youth Service Hawaii's Youth Philanthropy Board. The Nā Lei Aloha Foundation is the secular, community-building arm of the Shinnyo-en Buddhist community in Hawaiʻi. Through grantmaking and hosting events that encourage relationship building, collaboration, and mutual support, Nā Lei Aloha Foundation is a convener of individuals and organizations working to benefit others. The Nā Lei Aloha Foundation seeks to provide people with opportunities to share in experiences that allow the recognition of shared values and beliefs amidst our differences. The Nā Lei Aloha Foundation believes that a truly peaceful world will result from the process of creating harmony in diversity.
The Atherton Foundation
A newly designed and revised newsletter and website was made possible in part through an Automation Grant from the Atherton Family Foundation in 2007. The electronic newsletter was designed designed to more effectively reach the educational community with service learning resources and service opportunities. ($2780)
State Farm Insurance Foundation
State Farm provides essential on-going support for Youth Service Hawaii and has donated more than $40,000 for Hawaii's Annual Service-Learning Conferences and Global Youth Service Day activities. In addition to local support for Youth Service Hawaii, the State Farm Companies Foundation has provided substantial support for several national service-learning partnerships over the years, including lead sponsorship of the National Service-Learning Conference and Global Youth Service Day. For details, go to NYLC's web site
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
A surprise gift of $10,000 from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation came to Youth Service Hawaii in July 2008. At a luncheon where the gift was received, Andrew Gines, a graduating senior that year, spoke about how service-learning has helped him realize the difference he can make in the community. He has been able to take a leadership role in State Wide Service Learning Conference.
Hawaii Community Foundation
Several grants from Hawaii Community Foundation have been instrumental in helping with capacity building for Youth Service Hawaii. With a planning grant, we were able to develop strategic planning and goal setting to advance the organization in 2008. With an implementation grant, starting in 2009, we have developed a cadre of lead teachers who have developed curriculum samples in service learning that Youth Service Hawaii is making available to teachers in Hawaii through workshops and as online resources. ($4000 and $30,000)
Starting in 2007, we have worked in partnership with the Starbucks Foundation to offer a Youth Philanthropy Board and grant giving project that supports students and teachers developing service learning projects. The board, comprised of students and teachers, reviews proposels from schools in Hawaii and funds supplies needed to make these projects possible. These projects, planned and implemented by students, meet community needs and utilize the knowledge and expertise of the students. ($48,000)
Individuals Like You!
Youth Service Hawaii is also extremely grateful to the many individuals who support our programs by making donations to our programs. Some of these donations come to YSH through Aloha United Way
. To make a donation to YSH, click on the "Donate" link below. Thank you for your support!