A Very Good Year: $4.4 Million Raised
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Once again donors and funders have responded generously to NHCH’s needs by contributing just under $4.4 million in 2012. Gifts from individual donors and grants accounted for most of this support, including $960,000 from Parker Ranch Foundation Trust. All told, these funds make a tremendous difference for NHCH, as they offset operating costs and capital expenses.   

“While total funding was down somewhat from 2011 ($4.4 million in 2012 vs. $4.7 million in 2011), we gained more supporters,” said Julia Amerling, Development Manager. “In 2012 we had 588 supporters – that’s 74 more donors, or a 14% increase,  over 2011.” 

One of the most important developments last year was increased grant activity. Among the highlights:  NHCH received a $241,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) that enabled Kaheleaulani to launch the Ho’omalule Project which focuses on decreasing obesity and diabetes in Native Hawaiians.  In addition, NHCH received $350,000 of support from the state of Hawaii for 2012-2013 to help NHCH achieve a Level III Trauma designation.

On the community front,  the Richard Smart Foundation of the Hawaii Community Foundation provided a grant of $5,000 to support NHCH’s 24th annual Senior Health Fair. In addition to monetary gifts, organizations and local businesses also supported the hospital through in-kind donations – mostly goods and services. Last year more than 35 local businesses supported the hospital with in-kind support with the majority of these donations going to our two NHCH-hosted community outreach events, the Senior Health Fair in May and Girls Night Out in October.   

For a complete list of donors who supported NHCH in 2012, please click here.