Turtle Bay Foundation Awards $50,000 in Grants & Scholarships


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The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants and scholarships to a total of 36 nonprofit organizations and college-bound students  on the North Shore on December 10.

This marked the inaugural presentation of financial awards by the Foundation, which was established last year to create a formal process to raise money for support of deserving nonprofits groups and college students on the North Shore, stretching from Waialua to Kaaawa. All of this year’s recipients either live on the North Shore or Ko’olauloa  or serve the needs of others living in these communities, a requirement for receiving Foundation support.

“We applaud these nonprofits for their service in making the North Shore a better place to live, and these students for their commitment to academic achievement,” said Danna Holck, a Foundation board member and Vice President and General Manager of Turtle Bay Resort. “These grants and scholarships are just a start for the Turtle Bay Foundation. We are expanding our funding resources and will continue to support groups and causes that are important to the future of North Shore communities and residents.”

Based on community feedback, the Foundation is primarily focused on supporting areas of education, job training, culture, and athletics on the North Shore.

In addition to financial support from Turtle Bay Resort, Foundation funds are raised from individual and corporate donations and special events. For example, Oakley donated $3,000 from its Hackfest Hawaii Pro-Am golf tournament held last month at Turtle Bay Resort.

Historically, Turtle Bay Resort has annually supported dozens of worthy causes benefiting North Shore residents, such as providing supplies and books to schools, feeding needy families during the holidays, and providing in-kind donations of hotel rooms, golf play, and amenities for community fundraisers.

Community Grants

The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded grants to 29 North Shore nonprofit groups:

Bright Beginning Learning Center

Central Oahu Youth Service Association

Clover J’s 4-H Livestock Club


Friends of Kahana

Friends of Kahuku Band

Hau‘ula Community Association

Ho‘ala Aina Kupono


Hukilau Soccer Club

Imi Ike VB

Ka‘a‘awa Elementary

Kahuku Film Club

Kahuku Water Polo

Kahuku Volleyball

Ko‘olauloa Children’s Chorus

Ko‘olauloa Educational Alliance

Ko‘olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club

Lanakili Pacific

Malama Loko Ea

Malama Pupukea Waimea

Manu O Ke Kai

Partners in Development Foundation

The Private Sector (cancer care)

The Purple Van (also Private Sector)

Rainbow School Kahuku

Sustainable Coastlines

U8 Boys Soccer/FC

Waialua Robotics Program

College Scholarships

The Turtle Bay Foundation awarded college scholarships to eight North Shore students:

Adora Anae

Berard Feuao

Brandee Heder

Emalia Marquardsen

Jennifer Nacapuy

Jeheryl Okala Makaiau

Stream Goo

Tonga Milavea

To donate to the Foundation and for more information, click here.

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