The planned Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center received a $25,000 donation from the Kaua‘i Filipino Cultural Center on Monday.
The funds will go toward construction of a cultural center adjacent to the YMCA in Puhi. When finished, the project will occupy 3.49 acres and will include two buildings — one for the administration, measuring 12,725 square feet, and a 16,852 main hall with seating for 480 people.
The project’s Draft Environmental Assessment, submitted to the state Office of Environmental Quality Control last April, states KPCC had received $1.5 million from the state of Hawai‘i grant-in-aid for the construction of phase I. Additionally, private donations had reached almost $100,000 up until then.
The $25,000 check was presented at a holiday party at Hookipa Café at the Regency at Puakea in Puhi.