Young Brothers Ltd. (YB) and Hawaiian Tug & Barge (HTB) are now accepting grant applications from nonprofit community organizations on the island of Hawaii for its Community Gift Giving Program. The program will award grants of up to $1,000 per organization.
Community organizations that meet the following criteria are invited to submit applications for HTB/YB grant consideration:
— IRS Approved under Section 501(c)3;
— Purpose of organization is related to health, education, civic and community service, youth activities, cultural enrichment, environment or special community projects.
In 2001, HTB/YB established the Community Gift Giving Program to provide recognition and support to charitable community organizations on each island. Since its inception, the community gift-giving program contributed more than $889,900 to 779 non-profit organizations throughout the State of Hawaii, of which $332,250 went to 352 Hawaii Island organizations.
The Hawaii County Community Advisory Board members are Chery Garvey, M.D., of Waimea, the board chairman; Fanny Collins Au Hoy and Dave Young of Kailua-Kona, and June Kunimoto and Derek Kurisu of Hilo.
Application forms and information are available at www.youngbrothershawaii.com under “Community Gift Giving” or by calling Garvey at 885-3211. Applications may be submitted now through Sept. 27. Completed applications may be faxed to 885-3311 or mailed to: Hawaiian Tug & Barge/Young Brothers, Ltd. Hawaii County Community Advisory Board Attn: Chery Garvey, M.D. P.O. Box 550 Kamuela, Hawaii 96743.