Grant Competition 2014

2014 Ananda Fund Grant Competition


Update: Click on this link to see the winners of our first annual video competition. A very special mahalo to all the nonprofits who entered and to each individual who voted. To see all videos click here. 

We are investing $25,000 in nonprofit organizations doing meaningful work in local communities of Hawai’i. Your organization could be a winner! We are ready to give $2,500 to two nonprofits in each of the following categories: 1. Caring for our Kupuna, 2. Educating our Keiki, 3. Empowering our Communities, 4. Protecting our ‘Aina and 5. Preserving our Culture. To learn more about our mission and the areas we want to give to click here.


Are you a small to mid-size nonprofit? Could $2,500 make a difference in the work you do? Would you like to showcase your work?

If you are a registered nonprofit in the state of Hawai’i, submit a short video clip outlining the work you do and why you feel you deserve a $2,500 donation. All videos will be posted on our website. The contest deadline is: December 27th, 2013.

Once all submissions are received we will ask the public to weigh in and vote for their favorite video and idea online. This contest is open to neighbor island nonprofits as well as those located on O’ahu.

Entering the competition is easy: Share the following in a 3 minute video clip: The mission or purpose of your organization and how a $2500 cash grant help your nonprofit organization? What would you choose to accomplish with the award?

Be as creative as you can. Videos do not need to be professionally done, but should be submitted as MPEG or MOV files.  If you choose to interview beneficiaries or staff of your program please get their permission and consent to appear on our website

***If your nonprofit wants to enter our video competition and does not have access to a recording device, ‘Olelo Community Media may be able to help you. If you know someone who has a certificate and has been trained by ‘Olelo, you may be able to go to one of their media center locations and record your video. If  you need help filming you may want to ask if there is an ‘Olelo Community Volunteer who would be willing to help you record your 3 minute video. Please contact ‘Olelo for more information or visit their website:

Contest Directions:

Please send us an email with the following information:

  1. The name of your organization
  2. Contact Person
  3. Your 501-C3, (IRS tax-exempt number)
  4. Organization’s website (if you have one)
  5. Organization’s email and mailing address
  6. Organization’s facebook page (if you have one)
  7. The primary issue area in which you work
  8. The geographic location where you work
  9. The title of your video

Please upload your video to VIMEO. If you don’t have an account you can create a free account. Send us the link to your video and we will add it to our gallery of contest entries. Good luck!

Contest Rules & Eligibility:

1) You need to either be a 501-C3 or have a fiscal sponsor if you do not have your own 501-C3 status.

2) All videos need to be original. (Current marketing or promotional videos will not be considered).

3) You need to get permission if you will use interviews with individuals in your video

4) Videos should run approximately 3 minutes.

5) All entries must be received by December 27, 2013

6) Winners will be notified by phone

7) Entries need to be on behalf of an organization. We cannot give to individuals

8) If your organization decides to enter in more than one category–you need to have a different video entry for each category.

Contest Deadline: December 27th, 2013


10 Responses to Grant Competition 2014

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    • Ananda Fund Hawaii says:

      Thank you Benny. Our website is fairly new. We are confident that once more people start to access it–the ranking will improve on Google. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

  2. Carol Fuertes - Kahua Pa'a Mua, Inc says:

    Students of Kohala High & Middle school are producing this video clip for our non profit project.
    Mahalo for allowing this competition. They are part of a Video mentorship group that will be doing
    a Kupuna legacy project in Kohala and this will be practice for them. Have noted the extended deadline of Dec. 27, 2013. They took a video production beginners class with SeaRider Productions two weeks ago here on the Big Island and enjoyed very much.

    • Ananda Fund Hawaii says:

      Hi Carol,

      You are welcome. We are looking forward to seeing your video, learning from the students and sharing about your work. Aloha.

    • Carol Fuertes - Kahua Pa'a Mua, Inc says:

      Name of organization: Kahua Pa’a Mua, Inc. 501 (c)(3)
      EIN: 45- 3682506 HCE Compliant 12/12/13
      Category: Empowering our Communities
      Location: North Kohala, Hawai’i Island
      Title: Kohala a Community that Makes It Happen
      Palili ‘O Kohala project

  3. Val Tavai says:

    fHow to I obtain release for people who will be in the video?

    • Ananda Fund Hawaii says:

      Hi Val,
      You can write your own form that asks for permission. There are also templates for forms online. Just search “photo and video release form.” Good luck! We look forward to seeing your video!

  4. Putting together a video right now, we are so excited for this opportunity. The Read it LOUD Foundation is writing grants to sponsor eLibrary cards for every K-12 student in Hawaii. This will be a great start if we receive it! Thank you for this incredibly generous competition!

  5. Carol Fuertes - Kahua Pa'a Mua, Inc says:

    I do not see our video on the video site “Empowering our Communities. Please advise.

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