Charitable organizations who receive grants through the HEI Charitable Foundation report back on how they have used our support to help their communities. Click on the logos below to read excerpts from recent grant outcomes reports:

The purpose of the grants we received from the HEICF Charitable Foundation, Hawaiian Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light Company was to help fund after-school programs in disadvantaged communities, serving at-risk youth who are in need of after-school activities and positive role models. We target middle school students and provide structured comprehensive programs, which include academics, enrichment activities, and health and fitness. Because of this funding, we were able to expand to schools on Oahu's Leeward coast, including Waianae and Nanakuli Intermediate Schools. The following year, contributions from HELCO allowed us to expand our program on the Big Island, including middle schools in Kea`au, Ka`u and Pahoa. Last year, we were able to serve more than 2,000 at-risk students across Hawaii.

One of those students was Netty, who had lost her mother. Her father was not really in the picture and left Netty and her four siblings to be raised by foster parents. Netty was heading down the wrong the path, hanging out with the wrong crowd and experimenting with drugs. Someone suggested she enroll with After-School All-Stars. Netty will tell you it was the best decision of her life. She became engaged not only with the after-school programs, but she took more of an interest during school. She turned her life around and attended All-Stars her entire time in middle school. Now in high school, Netty comes back to her alma mater every day to volunteer and can always be counted on to be a positive role model for current All-Star participants.

Dawn Dunbar
President & Chief Executive Officer
After-School All-Stars Hawaii

Grant awardees are asked to download and complete the grant outcomes report form within 6 months of receiving their grant.