Hawaii People’s Fund brings $50,000 in ‘change, not charity’ to Hawaii grassroots groups

Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU—“Change, not charity” is the motto used by Hawaii People’s Fund (HPF)

Charity is critical, especially in rough times like these, according to HPF executive director Nancy Aleck, who said the nonprofit’s approach is different: “We support community groups working to make change at the root of issues.”

Established in 1972, HPF raises money to collectively support grassroots groups working for progressive social change throughout the islands.

Through individual donations, donor advised funds, and partial matches from Hawaii Community Foundation, nearly $50,000 in Fall grants was recently awarded by Hawaii People’s Fund.

Fall grantees include:

AFSC-Hawaii (Statewide)
Brave Heart Program (Oahu)
Equality Hawaii Foundation (Statewide)
Hawaii Homegrown Food Network (Hawaii Island)
Maui Huliau Foundation (Maui)
Peace Warriors (Oahu)
PHOCUSED (Statewide)
Sust-Aina-ble Molokai (Molokai)
World Can’t Wait-Hawaii (Oahu)

For more information on these and other grantees and Hawaii People’s Fund, visit ChangeNotCharity.org.