Oahu Non-Profit Organizations Implementing Health-Related Projects Encouraged to Apply by December 15, 2022

HONOLULU – The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, as trustee of the Public Health Fund (PHF), is currently seeking grant applications for funding of health-related initiatives on Oahu.

Through the PHF, the Chamber provides grants to non-profit organizations that are implementing meaningful public health education and research projects, with a preference for projects that require collaborative effort and for which funds are not available from other sources.

Organizations must apply for funding by December 15, 2022. Interested applicants can download an application at http://www.cochawaii.org/public-health-fund/ or email phf@cochawaii.org.

Earlier this year, the Public Health Fund made its multiple grant awards, with $60,000 in total provided to the following programs:

  • Breast Cancer Hawaii – $15,000
  • Downtown Art Center – $10,000
  • Hawaii Friends of Restorative Justice – $15,000
  • The Practice Center – $10,000
  • Waikiki Health Center – $10,000

The PHF was originally created through voluntary assessments in response to the epidemic of bubonic plaque that closed Honolulu Harbor and quarantined part of Honolulu in 1899. The Chamber was, subsequently, appointed trustee of the fund in 1923 and directed to limit grants to public health activities within the City and County of Honolulu to support health-related programs, projects and services. Assessments were discontinued in 1950 and, since then, grant awards are made through the interest and dividends received from investment of principal.


As the “Voice of Business” in Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as the advocate for business in Hawaii. A recipient of the national ACCE Chamber of the Year Award in 2018, the Chamber’s 4HI efforts serves its 2,000+ member organizations and the business community under the pillars of Economy, Environment, Education and Entrepreneurship. The Chamber advocates on behalf of business; supports its members with training, business building and networking opportunities; and serves as a liaison between civilian and military communities, working to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Hawaii. Visit cochawaii.org.

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