RPCVHI launched the Aloha Grant program through the Peace Corps Partnership Program in 2008 to provide funding for community-initiated projects overseen by Peace Corps Volunteers serving around the world.
In 2016, the RPCVHI Board added the Aloha Care Package program in addition to the Aloha Grants program.
Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs)currently serving from the State of Hawaii are eligible to apply for an Aloha Grant or Aloha Care page after three months of service. Aloha Grants range from $250 to $1000 (maximum) and Aloha Care packages can contain supplies that can fit in an international large Priority box that weights 22 pounds. Total value including postage is $275.
Since 2008, over $4000 in Aloha Grants have been awarded to PCVs from the state of Hawaii serving in Cambodia, Morocco, Niger, Guyana, Mali, Peru, Mongolia, St. Lucia, Senegal and most recently, in Madagascar.
Since 2016, Care packages of school supplies, educational materials, and Hawaiian products have been sent to Cambodia, Ukraine, Madagascar, Philippines, Rwanda, and Senegal. Madagascar, Nepal, and Zambia.
Funds that support the Aloha Grant and Aloha Care programs come from two sources: RPCVHI membership dues and RPCVHI fundraisers.
MAHALO to all RPCVs in the State of Hawaii who support activities to make the Aloha Grant
and Aloha Care Package program so successful.