The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation created the Fit Fund to give grants to other non-profits with a focus on health and wellness. The Fit Fund is funded by the proceeds of the Foundation’s annual event, Ohana Fit Fest presented by Wilcox Health. In 2018, the Fit Fund is donating $10,000.
The Fit Fund helps keiki go to summer camp.
Anaina Hou Community Park used its Fit Fund grant to give scholarships for the 2018 Anaina Hou Summer Camp. Serving ages 7-12, the Anaina Hou Summer Camp included hikes, ‘aina gardening, keiki cooking, and a deep nature camp.
The Fit Fund helps north shore canoe clubs affected by the April 2018 flood.
Through its Fit Fund, the Foundation is helping the Hanalei Canoe Club and Namolokama Canoe Club recover from the April flood. Each of the canoe clubs sustained about $100,000 in damage. The Fit Fund will be directed towards helping to replace or repair the clubs’ racing canoes.
The Hanalei Elementary School receives the first Fit Fund grant for 2018!
Hanalei Elementary School received a Fit Fund grant to fully install a fruit orchard on school grounds; the orchard harvests will provide fruit for the school’s Farm to School healthy snack program.
In 2017, the Foundation also donated a total of $10,000 through the Fit Fund to five non-profit organizations. >>More
The Fit Fund is open for applications on an annual basis. To be considered for the grant, the organization must be classified by the IRS as a tax-exempt non-profit charity under section 501(c)(3), or structured as a public school or other public program.
Priority for grant consideration will be directed to organizations that have participated in, and/or supported the Foundation’s Ohana Fit Fest presented by Wilcox Health, and whose programs enhance the health, wellness and/or fitness of the north shore community. Special consideration will be given to those deeply impacted by 2018 natural disasters including the Kauai April flood.
The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation hosts the Ohana Fit Fest, which focuses on fun and fitness for all ages and features an obstacle course. Proceeds of the Ohana Fit Fest fund the Foundation’s Fit Fund. >>More on the Ohana Fit Fest presented by Wilcox Health.
For more information contact:
Ken Rosenthal – Member, Board of Directors & Health & Wellness Committee Chair
Kauai North Shore Community Foundation
PO Box 223381
Princeville, HI 96722