Hawai’I Island United Way is announcing the ʻEleu Grant program, to quickly get grants of up to $2,500 to the front lines in our community with a one-page application and one-page report.

ʻEleu Grants are funded by the new Hawaiʻi Island Recovery Fund. This fund, seeded by contributions from Hawaiʻi Island United Way and Hawaiian Electric, will be used to fund community response efforts to this and future disasters here on Hawaiʻi Island.

We are now accepting applications for the ‘Eleu Grant to support our Big Island communities through COVID-19. Interested organizations and efforts can submit signed applications to cpo@hiuw.org, and they will be considered by our Community Building Committee which will be meeting weekly.

Apply below and see application for eligibility requirements.

Mahalo for your work to keep our Hawaiʻi Island a community united.

Q: Who is eligible to apply for this funding?

A:  Non-profit agencies who have programs providing assistance with:

  • Food Security
  • Mortgage/Rent/Utility Expenses
  • Household supplies
  • Emergency supplies
  • Health/medical bills
  • Child Care
  • Disaster relief

Individuals in-need will go directly to the funded non-profit agencies to apply for assistance.

Q: How is the funding going to be distributed?

A:  Non-profit agencies will apply and those agencies who are funded will be in charge of disbursing funds or services to those individuals who need it based on their existing criteria. 

Q: What is 2-1-1?

A: 2-1-1 is Aloha United Way’s free and confidential statewide helpline connecting individuals and families with resources and information. 211 is Hawaii’s only statewide hotline partnering with the Department of Health Resource hotline and they are your go-to for all questions regarding COVID-19. Simply dial 2-1-1 from any phone to be connected.

Q: Which agencies are funded by the Hawaii Island Recovery Fund?


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  • Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation (HEICF)
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