We thank you for your generous donation to The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii’s 2017 event and beneficiaries: The Alliance for Drama Education’s T-shirt Theatre production of MEA OLA, "Life Matters", a Teen Suicide, Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Project, Chaminade University of Honolulu’s I am a Scientist Mobile STEM Outreach Program, and HUGS for Hawaii's Seriously Ill Children & Their Families – Expansion of the Peer Support group for Neighbor Island Families. The 2018 Grant Application window has closed, and The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii will announce the beneficiaries this summer!

The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii’s mission is to encourage young adults to participate in philanthropic giving.

Each year the GIFT Foundation of Hawaii selects several local non-profit organizations or programs to benefit from funds raised through our annual fundraising event.


GIFT Foundation 2017 Beneficiaries

THE ALLIANCE FOR DRAMA EDUCATION (ADE) is a non-profit dedicated to using the arts to help make a difference in today’s youth. T-Shirt Theatre (TST) is ADE’s flagship program and is a Community of Practice where youth from Farrington High School and Kalakaua and Dole Middle Schools come together around the practice of dramatic arts.

Chaminade Mobile STEM Outreach Program
“I AM A SCIENTIST”, Chaminade’s mobile STEM outreach program was created and developed by Chaminade researcher, Lori Shimoda, to inspire the next generation of scientists. Through this outreach program, Chaminade University research faculty visit Oahu elementary and middle schools with a need for increased STEM capacity to 2,000 children annually across 20 public schools.

EXPANDING PEER SUPPORT FOR NEIGHBOR ISLAND FAMILIES WITH SERIOUSLY ILL CHILDREN. The mission of HUGS is to strengthen Hawaii’s families and improve their quality of life as they face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child. This year’s GIFT grant will allow HUGS to build a sustainable peer support system for families with a seriously ill child from our neighbor island communities.