About The Turtle Bay Foundation
The Turtle Bay Foundation was established in 2012 to enrich Oahu’s North Shore through environmental, educational and cultural opportunities. The Foundation oversees the numerous contributions of Turtle Bay Resort to Oahu charities, acting as a partner in the community and supporting the resort’s mission of making one of the world’s last great places even better.
Thank you to all 2019 grant and scholarship applicants. Stay tuned! We are currently reviewing all applications and recipients will be rewarded and notified in December, 2019.
Turtle Bay Foundation Empowers Youth and Organizations To Reach Full Potential With $135,000 Gift. 147 Organizations and Individuals Recognized; Over $630,000 Presented Since Program Began in 2013.
Turtle Bay Foundation, the nonprofit entity of Turtle Bay Resort, awarded more than $135,000 in grants and scholarships to North Shore nonprofit organizations and college-bound students. The Foundation’s fifth annual awards dinner, held Dec. 11, 2018, recognized 147 awardees and celebrated Turtle Bay Resort’s passionate commitment to preserving and enriching O‘ahu’s North Shore through programs, organizations and individuals who are making a difference.
This year, 83 nonprofit organizations received grants for making a significant impact on the North Shore in five specific areas, including:
- Education or job training
- Environmental stewardship
- Preservation of historic and cultural sites
- Health care
- Sports or recreation
Of the 147 grants, 19 were awarded to elementary schools and 33 to intermediate and high schools for activities, programs and initiatives ranging from lab supplies to theater departments to athletic programs. An additional 31 grants were given to North Shore-based nonprofits and organizations such as North Shore Community Land Trust, Friends of Kahuku Library, Waialua Robotics Program, Hale‘iwa Main Street, Kupu, Hawai‘i Marine Mammal Alliance and Sustainable Coastlines, among many others.
Sixty-four students received educational scholarships based on a combination of criteria, including academic performance, financial need, extracurricular activities and community involvement. The scholarships give these outstanding students the ability to focus on their academic pursuits and explore their greatest potential. Turtle Bay Foundation takes special pride in awarding scholarships to qualified students year-after-year to ensure longevity in their pursuit of higher education.
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