Learning About Nonprofit Excellence

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Research & Reports

We believe that knowledge should be shared. That's why HCF sponsors and partners with others to collect data and conduct studies of the nonprofit sector, charitable giving, and community needs.

By making this knowledge widely available, we hope to serve as a valuable resource on philanthropy, civic leadership, and issues that affect the nonprofit sector and our community. This online library contains summaries and full reports of studies funded and conducted by the foundation. The Hawaii Community Foundation’s Catalyst Fund continues to support updated studies and data collection.

Nonprofit Effectiveness & Nonprofit Sector


Philanthropy & Charitable Giving


Arts & Culture




Environment & Sustainability


Health & Human Services


Housing & Homelessness


Youth Development