Center on the Family Capacity-Building Program offers grant funds

Informational workshops are being held statewide next month

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Dec 20, 2006

HONOLULU — The Center on the Family (COF) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will offer public information meetings next month for all grassroots, community service and faith-based organizations interested in learning how to obtain training, technical assistance and grants that will provide opportunities to build their social services for Hawaiʻi‘s low-income and under-resourced populations. Up to 18 organizations will be selected to participate in the Compassion Capital - Hawaiʻi Moving Forward Program, a capacity-building and grant-funding project. Organizations will receive individualized organizational assessments that will identify areas in need of strengthening, technical assistance from a cadre of coaches, and the opportunity to apply for grants to support capacity-building initiatives. Organizations who have not received previous funding from this program are invited to attend informational sessions on the following days:Kona — Jan. 5, 2007, 1-2 p.m., Central Kona Union Church, 81-6614 Māmalahoa Hwy.

Hilo — Jan. 6, 2007, 9-10 a.m., Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (Mala Ikena Room), 71 Banyan Dr.

Kauaʻi — Jan. 8, 2007, 1:30-2:30 p.m., State Office Bldg. (2nd Floor Conference Rm.), 3060 Eiwa St.

Maui — Jan. 10, 2007, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Maui Community College (Laulima Rm. 225), 310 West Kaʻahumanu Ave.

Oʻahu — Jan. 16, 2007, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Central Union Church, 1660 South Beretania St.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register for the Oʻahu, Kauaʻi or Maui meetings, e-mail Heather Trundle at or call 956-0852. Big Island meetings will precede a free project-sponsored capacity-building workshop titled "Cultivating a Culture of Philantrophy." To register for a Big Island informational meeting and/or the workshop, contact Hawaiian Island Ministries at 877-998-9777 or e-mail Hawaiʻi Moving Forward project, a collaborative effort of COF and the Hawaiian Islands Ministries, is supported by a $500,000 Compassion Capital grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hawaiʻi is one of 10 states selected in 2006 to participate in this project. For more information on Hawaiʻi Moving Forward and how to apply for participation, visit the project Web site at To be placed on the Hawaiʻi Moving Forward e-mail list, interested organizations should contact the Center on the Family at 956-4132.

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