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TOGETHER WE CAN
KŌKUA HAWAI'I

COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

As a member-based organization the Council for native Hawaiian Advancement is working to amplify our members. This resource page works to highlight benefits and opportunities from our members and for our members as we strive to uplift Lāhui.

CAREERS

The Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

  • Philanthropy Advisor

    • ​Like all HCF team members and volunteers, the Philanthropic Advisor exudes the heart and passion for HCF’s mission: to inspire the spirit of giving and invest in people and solutions to benefit our community. Specifically, the Philanthropic Advisor ‘s role is to secure philanthropic gifts to support the priorities of the Hawaii Community Foundation, with a primary focus to build relationships on the island of Oahu. Philanthropic Advisor’s will manage a portfolio of prospects, donors, and fund advisors to facilitate grant-making, engagement with HCF and support the Donor Relations team with stewardship/cultivation of those donors for future gifts.

 

  • Projects and Events Manager

    • Like all HCF team members and volunteers, the Projects & Events Manager exudes the heart and passion for HCF’s vision to realize an equitable and vibrant Hawai‘i where all of our island communities thrive. The Projects & Events Manager should be ready to take on Hawai‘i’s most important challenges by primarily focusing on the management of projects designed to engage target audiences and reach identified objectives. Working with and under the direction of the Communications Director, this position will have the “pulse” of the department keeping projects on track and moving with multiple departments and teams. The Projects & Events Manager position requires strong collaboration, communication, and project management skills as well as the ability to proactively problem-solve in a timely and professional manner. 

 

  • Executive Assistant

    • ​Like all HCF team members and volunteers, the Executive Assistant exudes the heart and passion for HCF’s mission: to inspire the spirit of giving and invest in people and solutions to benefit our community.   The Executive Assistant (EA) is an exempt position providing professional and confidential high-level administrative support to the Vice President of Community Grants and Initiatives (VP-CGI), responsible for all of the grants from HCF. The CGI EA is responsible for the coordination and general oversight of CGI department staff and programs through supporting, planning, coordinating and managing administrative, logistical and communication needs for projects of the VP-CGI.  In support of HCF’s mission, the CGI EA maintains excellent relationships with the Executive Leadership Team, clients, co-workers and nonprofit leaders. 

  • Vice President Philanthropy - Oʻahu Based

    • ​Like all HCF team members and volunteers, the VP-P exudes the heart and passion for HCF’s mission: to inspire generosity, advocate for equity, forge connections, and invest in the community to create a better Hawai’i.  Specifically, the VP-P’s role is to lead the design and implementation of an innovative, collaborative, and comprehensive philanthropic giving program in support of HCF’s community impact goals, strategic initiatives, and critical issue efforts.  The VP-P is accountable for individual and program fundraising-related goals and the management of critical issue solution efforts.  In addition, the VP-P will oversee the Development, Donor Relations, and Legacy & Planned Giving teams with a collaborative leadership style.  The VP-P will also serve in a key role as the SVP-CIO’s sounding board for external facing development strategy and decisions.  Finally, the VP-P will be a member of HCF’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT), collectively responsible for the success of the organization.  

  • Program Officer - Oʻahu Based

    • Like all HCF team members and volunteers, the Program Officer exudes the heart and passion for HCF’s mission: to inspire generosity, advocate for equity, forge connections and invest in community to create a better Hawai‘i..  Specifically, the Program Officer’s role is to service private foundation clients including supporting strategy development, facilitating meetings and retreats, and providing grant management services including making effective grants. Additionally, the position may support various funds at HCF.

 

GRANTS

Waterford | Upstart

  • FREE PRESCHOOL GRANT

    • That’s all it takes for your child to be successful with Waterford Upstart. Because we are providing participating families with a no-cost scholarship, we do ask that you meet these usage requirements to get the most out of Waterford Upstart. Don’t worry. We’ll check in with you and coach you to make sure everything is going smoothly. And at the end of the program, your family will be invited to a graduation to celebrate your child’s success! And then, hello kindergarten success!

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Alaka’ina Foundation 

  • Alaka'ina Scholarship | Chaminade University of Honolulu

    • This $5,000 need-based scholarship is awarded to new first-year and/or transfer students for their first year of study at Chaminade. To be eligible for the scholarship new students must be of Native Hawaiian ancestry, meet academic requirements and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    • The Alaka’ina Foundation is a nonprofit Native Hawaiian organization with a mission to build and promote leadership and educational initiatives for the youth of Hawai’i. Closely aligned with Chaminade’s mission, the goal of the Foundation is to develop a new generation of leaders, especially those in rural areas, to serve in local communities as well as abroad.

 

  • Alaka'ina Foundation Electronics Technology Scholarship 

    • ​The purpose of this Fund is to provide renewable scholarships to assist students enrolled in the Electronics Technology Program at University of Hawai'i Kaua'i Community College ("Kaua'i Community College"). Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, fees, books, etc.).

 

  • Alakaʻina Foundation UH Engineering Scholarship

    • ​The purpose of this Fund is to provide renewable scholarships to assist students enrolled or intending to enroll at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa College of Engineering (“College of Engineering”). Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, fees, books, etc.).

 

  • Alaka'ina Foundation UH Community College Scholarship

    • ​The purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarship support to students pursuing a degree or certificate in vocational/technical education studies at any community college within the University of Hawai‘i System. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.).

Pauahi Foundation

  • 200 + Scholarship Opportunities

    • ​The Pauahi Foundation administers scholarships that have been created by our generous donors. The Foundation awards scholarships supporting undergraduate and graduate level areas of study, as well as trade and vocational courses. Many awards may be determined based on merit, while some are restricted for those students who demonstrate a financial need or for students applying from specific geographic regions.

 

ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia.

ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #328 

No task is too big when done together.

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