North Kohala Community Resource Center

North Kohala Community Resource Center

P.O. Box 519
Hawi, HI 96719
(808) 889-5523

Leslie Nugent
Program Specialist

‘Ekela Kahuanui
Admin Specialist

Michelle Kawai
Finance Specialist

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2002
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2002
Number of sponsored projects: 92

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Grants All grants of $250 or greater generate a fee. The fees for services provided on grants are agreed upon prior to submittal, and then applied to the grant amount request. Occasionally some funders have their own fiscal percentage fee cap which we always honor. Contributions/Donations All contributions at or above $250 generate an 8% fee. This also applies to cumulative contributions of amounts less than $250 that total $250 or greater during a calendar year. Please note: All donations and grants that total less than $250 during the calendar year do not generate fees

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: projects that benefit the community
  • Geographic: North Kohala district on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Type of service: planning projects, finding funders and writing proposals
  • Other: We tend to sponsor projects that bring the community together.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture: multiple programs
  • Children, youth and families: sports, events
  • Disaster relief: earthquake damage repair
  • Drug treatment: drug prevention coalition
  • Economic development: new business start-ups
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth: multiple projects
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • People or communities of color/minorities: Hawaiian programs
  • Youth development: mentoring, athletics

Services we offer projects:

  • Computer IT: researching funders
  • Office space: work station for computer research and calls
  • Other: training in planning, budgeting and writing; all services by appointment only

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
The North Kohala Community Resource Center was founded in 2001 by a coalition of nine diverse members of the community. All of these directors are active volunteer organizers of successful community projects in North Kohala, so they know the details of how to get things done, and the keys to making local community projects work. Their mission is to increase the number of successful community projects in North Kohala. They do this by providing education, support and bridges to funding for projects that benefit the community.