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Every year the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation gives grants to teams and events that help develop Hawaii’s ocean athletes and perpetuate Duke’s legacy through water safety, and through water sports and volleyball. 2024 Grant Applications are closed. Applications for 2025 will open in Fall 2024 on this page


Event Grant Recipients

Hawaii Aquatics Academy Elementary School Aquatic Safety Education Program

FreediveSafe! Hawaii Spearfishing Safety Clinic

Kai Kukini Long Distance Canoe Race

Hubbs Keiki Fest Bodyboarding

Hawaii Invitational Water Polo Tournament

Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association Racing Series

George Perry Keiki Canoe Race

Na Opio Championship Canoe Race

Nā Kama Kai Makaha Keiki Surf Kontest (they purposely spell with a K)

North Shore 5K Swim

Dad Center Memorial Canoe Race

Walter J. Macfarlane Memorial Canoe Regatta

Cline Mann Memorial Paddleboard Race

Special Olympics Hawaii Summer Games Swimming Competitions

UH Beach Volleyball Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic

Surfrider Spirit Sessions Ocean Safety Training

Women's Pipeline Pro Bodyboarding

Kauai Junior Lifeguard Program

Event Grants

Event grants support community events anywhere in Hawaii that perpetuate Duke’s legacy and spirit through ocean and beach sports, and water safety. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $3,000 each.

Grant applications are now closed for 2024.


Team Grant Recipients

Hawaiian Warriors for Keiki Canoe Regatta Season

Ikaika Hawaii for US National Canoe & Kayak Championships

International Hawaiian Canoe Association (IHCA) for IVF’s World Distance Championships

Kamehameha Swim Club for Senior Sectional Championships

Prospects Hawaii Training Academy for Global Challenge Volleyball

Swim Kauai Aquatics for Hawaii State Age Group Swimming Championships

Windclub Hawaii for Clearwater US Open Olympic Class Regatta

Team Grants

Team grants are awarded to Hawaii teams who compete in the sports that Duke played and loved: Swimming, Surfing, Canoe Paddling, Kayaking, Diving, Water Polo, Sailing & Volleyball. Successful applicants often make a request for their team to compete in a specific event in or outside of Hawaii, or to develop youth through a team’s season. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $3,000 each.

Grant applications are now closed for 2024.