Goals and Priorities for 2017

The Foundation’s goals for 2017 are to empower, support, educate, train, unify, and facilitate LGBT organizations, groups and individuals by:


1.  Hosting the LGBT Center­‐Waikiki

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-Providing, maintaining and improving The LGBT Center

-Providing a comprehensive community directory including professional resources and referrals

-Expanding the use of The LGBT Center by LGBT groups and organizations


2.  Sponsoring various LGBTQ+ educational, training, social, athletic and cultural events

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-Enhancing our social media presence with more interactive engagements, newsletters and communications with LGBT and non­‐LGBT organizations and individuals throughout the state

-Maintaining an LGBT Community Calendar of events

-Organizing and hosting the 2017 Honolulu Pride™ Parade and Festival

-Sponsoring the 2017 Hawaii Island Pride Parade and Festival in Hilo, Hawaii

-Providing educational and training opportunities (events, speeches, movies, forums, etc.) to the LGBT and greater Hawaii community in furtherance of the Foundation’s mission

-Providing educational opportunities through Equality Hawaii to promote equality for the LGBT community

-Hosting or sponsoring various social and athletic events for LGBT youth and adults

-Promoting and facilitating activities to unify the LGBT community

-Sponsoring various other LGBT educational, training, social, athletic and cultural events


3.  Supporting long‐term projects to assist the LGBTQ+ community

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-Offering a signature multi-­use building to house the LGBT Center, and LGBT organizations and businesses

-Establishing an assisted living home for our LGBT elders

-Establishing an integrated home for LGBT at‐risk youth

-Providing small college educational grants that support LGBT students


4.  Developing sponsorships, grants and fundraising activities

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-Developing and implementing a college education grant program for LGBT students in Hawaii

-Engaging in fundraising activities to support the 2017 goals by expanding individual, business and corporate financial support for the Foundation

-Initiating grant requests to support the Foundation’s projects, operations and activities

-Initiating grant requests or seeking private donations for a part‐time or full‐time Executive Director

-Initiating long-­term planning and fundraising activities to develop a multi‐use building for LGBT organizations, a residence for at‐risk LGBT youth, and an assisted living home for LGBT elders