We believe in
a better Hawai'i.

That’s why we created the C H A N G E Framework

Six essential sectors

Latest happenings

Recent stories, progress, and news from across the foundation.

Brewer & Co. Building

HCF has re-opened its doors in the historic C. Brewer & Co. Building, following the completion of a renovation

Maui FOC

Maui Financial Opportunity Center Achieves First-Year Goal of Working with 1,000 Local Families


HCF, University of Hawai‘i and Arizona State University launch plans for ‘Iole

ALICE Partnership

HCF and Aloha United Way announce 17 nonprofits who will work as a cohort to improve the lives of ALICE households

105+ years of
community impact

HCF is a steward of more than 1,050 funds, including over 300 scholarship funds, created by donors who desire to transform lives and improve communities. In 2021, HCF distributed $100 million in grants to the community from funds at HCF, contracts, and private foundations statewide, including $7.1 million in scholarships.


A Look Back at 2021: HCF Annual Report


Stories of Impact

Learn more about the people and organizations dedicated to making Hawai‘i a better place.

Kūpuna Care, One Volunteer at a Time

Kūpuna Care, One Volunteer at a Time

Maui nonprofit Nā Hoaloha helps keep seniors healthy and independent.

Maui Keiki

Compassionate Interventions for Maui County Keiki

The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui helps children in challenging situations.


Making Hawaiian Culture a Conversation

A Kealakehe community center is making Native Hawaiian cultural practices accessible to all.

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Partner Gateways

HCF offers two online platforms to facilitate access to donor and grantmaking services. The Grants Portal is for our local nonprofits to create an account and apply for grants. DonorSphere is an online portal where donors can interact with their funds 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via a secure, password-protected platform. Donors can view fund balances and fund history as well as access funding opportunities and important documents.