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About KHF Mini-Grants

Teachers from Hawai’i public schools can apply for mini-grants to help advance their environmental education goals. Previous grantees have used KHF funds for garden supplies, eco-footprint workshops, vermicompost trainings, and more.

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Mini-Grants assist Hawai’i public school teachers in paying for supplies and trainings for their classroom environmental education initiatives of up to $200 per teacher or $1,000 per school. Application deadline for KHF Mini-Grants March 1, 2019 Click here to get started!

Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge

The 3rd annual Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge (HYSC) mini-grant program is now OPEN. Students and educators in grades 6-12 at public, private and charter schools statewide can apply for funding to support innovative and grassroots environmental initiatives that will create new and sustainable solutions for their schools and communities.

WHAT: HYSC mini-grants provide students with the opportunity to plan, design, prototype, and test their own small scale innovative and creative sustainability ideas and projects for their schools and communities. This year, $20,000 in funding is available for individual project grants from $150 to $1,000 each, based on the project scope and needs. Proposals must be presented through one of the following three structures:
  • Individually-Powered Projects – One student and one teacher advisor
  • Group-Powered Projects – Multiple students and one teacher advisor
  • School Collaboration-Powered Projects – Two or more schools collaborating on projects and one teacher advisor
WHO: Students (grades 6-12), together with a teacher advisor, may propose project ideas based on their environmental passions and motivation, interests in conservation education and desire to create sustainable, localized change.

WHEN: The deadline to apply is October 24, 2018. Selections will be announced in November and funding will be distributed in early December. Projects are required to be implemented by the end of the school year with final reports submitted by May 17, 2018. Select students will have the opportunity to present their final projects over the summer.

HOW TO APPLY: HYSC mini-grant application is available online at Application deadline is 11:59pm on October 19, 2018.



Oct 31, 2018

Celebrating Farm to School with Local ‘Ulu Beef Stew

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