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North Hawaii, April 23rd, 2024 – McKenzie Scott and Yield Giving Contribute to Kipuka O Ke Ola

Kipuka o ke Ola (KOKO) would like to extend our Mahalo (gratitude) and deep Aloha (breath) to
McKenzie Scott and her donor advised fund, Yield Giving. Her generous donation will support
KOKOʻs capital improvement project – Hale o ka Piko - a new full-scale health clinic to be built
on a long-term seven acre Department of Hawaiian Home Lands lease in the Puʻukapu
Homestead as part of the Waimea Nui Project.

Yield Giving was established by McKenzie Scott with a commitment to sharing her financial
fortune for the benefit of others. To date, their network of staff and advisors has generously
contributed over $17.3 billion to more than 2,300 nonprofit teams worldwide.

Yield Giving “conducts quiet research to identify candidate organizations to advance the
opportunities of people in underserved communities...and evaluates organizations through
careful analysis of criteria specific to their size, geography, and mission for indicators of high
potential for sustained positive impact, including stable finances, multi-year track records,
measurement and evidence of outcomes, and experienced leadership representative of the
community served.” KOKO could not be more honored to be one of the selected organizations to
receive such a gift.

KOKO was birthed in 2013 with the help of generous support from Earl Bakken and then became
Hawaiiiʻs only Independent Rural Health Clinic in 2017. KOKOʻs mission is to “provide cultural,
spiritual, medical, and psychological services to all residents of North Hawaiʻi with a special
emphasis for the Kānaka Maoli.”

Dr. Claren Kealoha-Beaudet, KOKO, CEO, shared, “KOKO is humbled to receive such
generous support. I was deeply touched by McKenzieʻs philosophy of giving in which she
shared ʻwe each come by the gifts we have to offer by an infinite series of influences and lucky
breaks we can never fully understand.’ This sentiment speaks to both the understanding of
power and the distribution of power, an honorable virtue that McKenzie Scott clearly lives.

With this generous gift from Yield Giving, KOKO takes a big step forward toward reaching its
construction fund-raising goal of $14,000,000. For more information about KOKO and the Hale
o ka Piko Health Clinic construction project – please go to .

Media Contact:  
Claren Kealoha-Beaudet, PsyD 
Chief Executive Officer/Clinical Psychologist

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