Thursday, July 17, 2008


Today on KKCR 4-5:30 p.m.: Funding social change in Hawaii

From Katy Rose on Kauai:


Today, Thursday, July 17, 2008, from 4 – 5:30, Katy will be discussing grassroots
social change organizations in Hawai’i and the funding opportunities available to
them with Richard Rodrigues of the Hawai’i People’s Fund. (Jimmy Trujillo is on

Also joining us will be Kat Brady of Community Alliance on Prisons and Life of the
Land, and Darlene Rodrigues (no relation to Richard) of CHOICES, an O’ahu-based
organization which provides public high school students with an alternative point
of view on military recruitment and war.  The organizations these women represent
are grantees of Hawai’i People’s Fund.  We will discuss the valuable work they are

Richard Rodrigues is a long-time community organizer and fundraiser for social change.

About Hawai’i People’s Fund:

“Hawai‘i People's Fund is a publicly supported community fund established in
1972 to provide grants to progressive grassroots social change organizations
working in Hawai‘i.  We are a unique partnership of donors, activist
grantmakers and grantees committed to positive social change and a more
equitable distribution of wealth, resources and power.  Hawai‘i People's
Fund assists groups considered too small, too new, or too controversial by
traditional funding agencies.   Hawaii‘ People's Fund brings together those
who want to invest in justice with those who are actively pursuing justice
in a united vision for social change.  Our philosophy of community-based
strategic philanthropy offers a unique alternative to traditional charitable
giving.  Individuals who contribute to Hawai‘i People's Fund are investing
in our community's future by supporting projects that seek out the root
causes of social problems and pose new solutions.”

Please join us from 4 – 5:30 today.  Your calls are welcome at 826-7771 or

The program can be heard at 90.9, 91.9, and 92.7, or at

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