The CHANGE Framework is a platform to encourage collaborative conversations, engagement, and a will to act to address our community's most critical challenges.

  • Unbiased data and research to inform how communities are performing across the state
  • Analysis to identify gaps and opportunities within each area and geography
  • Opportunities to create shared goals and partnerships to amplify impact

Our Island State in Need

Relief

An early Hawaiian teaching says that the spirit of Aloha is being a part of all, and all being a part of me. When there is pain - it is my pain. When there is joy - it is also mine. Nothing could have proven this more than the amount of support received in the face of the recent natural disasters that hit our beloved state.

When the flood waters rose on Kauai - our island communities were there with helping hands. As the world watched the devastation of the Kilauea volcano eruptions leave our Hawaii Island ohana homeless and afraid - we brought comfort and relief. When the hurricanes threatened the state – we prepared to mobilize.

HCF continues to recognize and appreciate all of those that donated their time, materials and nearly $2.5 milion in gifts to help our island communities get back on their feet – together.

Learn more about the outpouring of support

Partner with HCF

Give to the Hawaii Community Foundation and amplify the power of your giving. Know that you are investing in lasting benefits for Hawaii.

Nonprofit Excellence

Find out how you can help HCF support high-performing nonprofits with much needed unrestricted funds

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Environmental Issues

The Environmental Funders Group (EFG) supports ongoing efforts in keeping our islands sustainable for future generations.

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Professional Advisors

Find out more about how we help your financial advisors explore and navigate the changing local philanthropic landscape

Helping Your Clients

How Does HCF Help?

Our Work

Enhancing LivesWe Enhance Lives
By supporting programs that meet specific objectives and by helping donors make smart and meaningful choices, the power and satisfaction of giving goes both ways.

Creating PartnershipsWe Build Partnerships
By bringing funders together with nonprofit, community and government leaders, we can leverage social investments..

Lasting ChangeWe Craft Change
By making the most of today’s gifts, the benefits can ensue for generations.

Sharing KnowledgeWe Share Knowledge
By leveraging the data and knowledge we gain through our work and investments, we share community intelligence with nonprofits, donors, and other stakeholders.

Our Impact

$45 MillionHCF distributes over $59 MILLION IN CHARITABLE DOLLARS to support improvements in our local communities annually

Helping the HomelessWe've committed over $4 million dollars to HELP HOUSE HOMELESS FAMILIES through our HousingASAP network

Middle Schools SupportCoordinating middle school services to help reach more than 1000 AT RISK CHILDREN through our Connecting for Success Program

ScholarshipsProviding more than $6 million dollars in scholarships to over 1200 HAWAII COLLEGE STUDENTS annually

 

 

Partner Gateways

HCF offers two online portals to make managing our relationship easier. My Giving Gateway is a donor portal where you can get all the information related to your fund. Nonprofit Gateway is for our local nonprofits to create an account and apply for grants.