"Kaua‘i Planning & Action Alliance (KPAA) is thrilled and deeply appreciative to Group 70 for its support of the project "Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i: Building a Framework for a Sustainable Future." Through this grant and in partnership with the County of Kaua‘i and the Lihu‘e Business Association, we will be working with a volunteer Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) from the American Institute of Architects. The SDAT team will help us redefine our district development plan process to ensure that it incorporates smart growth and sustainability principles and draws upon technologies and methods that facilitate public participation."
– Kaua‘i Planning and Action Alliance. 2008 recipient.
"On behalf of The Learning for a Lifetime Foundation and Palama Settlement, I thank you Group 70 for helping us create our "Snack and Spell" classroom. Because of this generous grant, we can provide a safe, quiet and yes, even beautiful place for neighborhood children to come after school and get free help with their language arts homework."
– Palama Settlement. 2008 recipient.
"The Storybook Theatre of Hawaii deeply appreciates the support from the Group 70 Foundation for our Children’s Peace Garden project honoring one of Hawaii’s great US Senators, the late Spark M. Matsunaga. Through this generous gift, our small organization is able to take a large step forward on the completion of what will become a remarkable educational experience for young children and visitors, right in Hanapepe, Kauai - Sparky’s hometown. The completed garden will offer youth and adults alike an interpretive window into the rich history of the town and the west side of Kauai, all within a lush garden setting. We are truly appreciative of the support of Group 70 towards what soon will be an amazing architectural achievement in a small rural setting."
– Storybook Theatre of Hawaii. 2008 recipient.
"The YWCA of O‘ahu is very grateful for the award from Group 70 in support of our Power to Change Capital Campaign. The YWCA is poised to emerge as a world- class center for women and girls to develop their leadership potential and build diverse social networks that will enable positive change. Our mission is to create opportunities for women’s growth, leadership, and power in pursuit of a common vision of peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. Group 70’s gift brings us one step closer to realizing this vision as we complete renovations and create the Laniakea Leadership Center and we look forward to a strong partnership with Group 70 as we move forward with our vision."
– YWCA of Oahu. 2008 recipient.

Past Award Recipients

Design Elements

Kaua’i Planning and Action Alliance Kaua’i Planning and Action Alliance

Amount: $5,000. Year: 2008

To create a template for an innovative and dynamic sustainable community planning process, using the Lihu’e district as the focus.


Palama SettlementPalama Settlement

Amount: $5,000. Year: 2008

To create a clean, quiet classroom and library space on the campus to be used by children and families in the Kalihi, Palama and Liliha neighborhoods.

Storybook Theatre of HawaiiStorybook Theatre of Hawaii

Amount: $5,000. Year: 2008

To provide young people with hands-on experiences through classes and special projects in the use of media, computer technology and related career fields.



YWCA of OahuYWCA of Oahu

Amount: $5,000. Year: 2008

To cultivate capable and responsive leadership for the future, and revitalize a significant cultural landmark (Laniakea).




Honolulu Habitat for HumanityHonolulu Habitat For Humanity

Amount: $5,000. Year: 2006

To educate the community and actively work towards new solutions that will be demonstrated through the Green Building Initiative of Honolulu Habitat.

The Friends of The Palace Theatre - Hilo, HI

Amount: $5,000. Year: 2006

To make the theatre a better, safer, environment for the myriad of community cultural events taking place at the Palace Theatre.

The Arc in Hawai‘i

The Arc in Hawaii

Amount: $10,000. Year: 2005

To ensure that the Arc's central administration building, which operates their day centers, apartments, and homes, has a stable and durable composition in order to be able to continue providing services for their clients (adults with developmental disabilities).

East-West Center Foundation

Amount: $3,000. Year: 2005

To create strong, compassionate and resilient communities by educating our young people with a particular effort to reach at-risk youth in the culture and customs of the Japanese in Hawai‘i and help to promote ethnic harmony.

Mālama Learning Center

Amount: $5,000. Year: 2004

To create an innovative learning center in Kapolei that combines science, environment and the arts.

St. Stephen Diocesan and Conference Center

Amount: $5,000. Year: 2004

The restoration of a pavilion-type gymnasium to provide various youth activities at the Conference Center.

Rotary Club Waimea

Amount: $5,000. Year: 2003

Park Pavilion.

UH Foundation School of Architecture

Amount: $7,000. Year: 2003

Environmental design for Department of Education portable classrooms.

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