(Wailuku, HI)- The J. Walter Cameron Center is the recipient of a $1.1 million dollar grant from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The grant provides funding for ongoing infrastructure improvements. Currently celebrating over 40-years of service, this funding will allow the Cameron Center to complete the 3rd phase of a six-year comprehensive rehabilitation effort aimed at ensuring the center’s long-term viability as a one-stop community services facility.
“We are thrilled to receive such incredible support from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The Cameron Center was built in the 1970’s and we now must make crucial and costly repairs to continue serving Maui’s non-profit community and the people of Maui for years to come.” states Executive Director Cesar Gaxiola
To date, earlier phases of this project have accomplished over $3 million in substantial facility improvements, including the installation of a Solar PV system and extensive interior and exterior renovations. Phase 3 is focused on improving energy-efficiency and protecting the health and safety of facility users. Completion of construction is expected by August 2017.
The J. Walter Cameron Center houses 14 non-profit agencies that serve a total of 60,000 Maui County residents–of which 30,000 are considered low-income. The Center is a critical component of the infrastructure supporting Maui’s health and social service providers by providing low-cost office and program space.
About the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, provides approximately $100 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the US and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enhancing an individual’s ability to meet those needs with emphasis on older adults, the Jewish community, and our priority communities of Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Chicago, and Hawaii. For more information please visit www.hjweinbergfoundation.org.