PBS Hawaii today announced that three new capital grants totaling $160,000 have helped the nonprofit surpass 70% of its $30 million NEW HOMEcampaign goal to build its own facility. The commitments are: $100,000 from the Kosasa Foundation; $50,000 from the Armstrong Foundation; and $10,000 from Alexander and Baldwin through its Kokua Giving community program.
Currently in the building permit application phase, the television station’s new facility will be located at 315 Sand Island Access Road. Construction is anticipated to begin next year and relocation to the new facility is projected for 2016.
Hawaii’s only public television station, PBS Hawaii, reaches viewers across the island state. Locally owned and independent, the nonprofit educational organization is evolving on-air and online to best serve the people of Hawaii. Through quality programming and community interaction, PBS Hawaii connects with citizens of all ages to share trustworthy information, culture and the arts, and lifelong learning.