HONOLULU – As part of its $1.5 million Centennial Service Campaign in 2019, the Servco Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco), selected 19 local nonprofits to receive $20,000 grants. The odd number is a tie to 2019, $20,000 to 19 nonprofits, in a nod to the company’s centennial year.
From June 1 through July 14, nominations were open to the public and included a 150-word narrative by the nominator explaining why an eligible nonprofit should receive a grant or how the nonprofit has impacted his/her life. Eligible nominees had to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Hawaii and serving the local community.
“Servco was founded on the idea of service and we hope these grants will enable others to perpetuate service within their own causes” said Peter Hirano, executive director of the Servco Foundation. “We are excited to see these grants go toward the local community that has supported us for the past 100 years.”
The Servco Foundation received almost 5,000 nominations representing over 550 different organizations across the state. The Foundation selected five nonprofits on Oahu, four nonprofits on the Big Island, three nonprofits on Maui, three nonprofits on Kauai, and four statewide nonprofits.
The chosen organizations, as well as the individual who nominated them, were invited to a ceremony at the Hawaii State Capitol to receive their grant, meet with Servco Foundation representatives and celebrate Servco’s Centennial Service Campaign.
The Servco Foundation 20-19 Community Grant Program recipients are:
- Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Hawaii
- Hawaii Forest Institute
- Hawaii Island Adult Care, Inc.
- Hawaii Wildlife Center
- Growing Our Own Teachers Kauai
- Kauai Independent Food Bank
- Kauai Humane Society
- Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation
- Maui Arts & Cultural Center
- Pacific Cancer Foundation
- Domestic Violence Action Center
- Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation
- Hawaii Meals on Wheels
- Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii
- Shriner’s Hospital for Children Honolulu
- Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter
- Child and Family Service
- Make-a-Wish Hawaii
- Special Olympics Hawaii
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About Servco Pacific
Celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2019, Servco Pacific Inc. is Hawaii’s largest privately held company with over $1.8 billion in annual revenues and 2,000 team members spanning Australia, Hawaii, and California. Founded in 1919 (as a two-car repair garage), Servco is now a diversified business with operations in automotive distribution & retail, car sharing, appliance distribution & retail, and capital investments. Through our businesses, we help steward world-class brands including Toyota, Lexus, Subaru, Fender, Harley-Davidson, Hui and General Electric. Servco is one of the Top 20 largest automotive dealer groups based in the U.S. and has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Hawaii” for 15 consecutive years. For additional information, visit www.servco.com.
About the Servco Foundation
The Servco Foundation was established in 1986 by Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) in recognition of its responsibility as a corporate citizen to the communities it serves. The Foundation has been principally funded from past earnings of Servco and its affiliates, which have operations in automotive distribution & retail, car sharing, appliance distribution & retail, and capital investments. The Foundation provides support to various cultural, social, service, health and other institutions and organizations and educational agencies and institutions throughout the State of Hawaii and beyond. Over 100 organizations benefit annually, and they, in turn, continue to provide outstanding service to the community. The employees of Servco are the people behind the Foundation’s donations. For additional information, visit servco.com.