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Nonprofit Gets $1M To Create Jobs for Residents Impacted by Fires
October 21, 2023

Fellows mentioned in this story: John Leong

From University of Hawai‘i News:

The nonprofit Hawai’i Land Trust has received a $1.1 million grant from the Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund to create temporary jobs for 48 Maui residents affected by the recent wildfires.

Maui residents can now apply for six-month positions, with work beginning Dec. 4, to engage in various land stewardship and conservation activities at HILT’s 277-acre Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge, its 82-acre Nu‘u Refuge in Kaupō and its 4.5-acre Veterans Peace Park in Wailuku. Most positions do not require previous experience.


In 2020, under a similar six-week program during the COVID-19 pandemic, HILT provided temporary work for 42 Maui residents with funding from the federal CARES Act.

HILT is offering the current positions in partnership with conservation nonprofit Kupu.

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Pacific Business News — The HPM Foundation has made a five-year pledge totaling $100,000 to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation to provide college scholarships for students enrolled at UH campuses across the state.

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