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COVID-19: The Hawaiʻi Resilience Fund

The Hawai‘i Resilience Fund

The Hawai‘i Resilience Fund was created to rapidly deploy resources to community nonprofits and health care providers who are working on the ground to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Hawai‘i.

HCF is working in close collaboration with state leaders, non-profit organizations, businesses, and philanthropists to get a clear understanding of the quickly-evolving priorities in our community. If you are a nonprofit in need of funding, please visit our grantee page here.

Information for Donors

For more information on how to give to the Hawai‘i Resilience Fund and the Stronger Together Hawai‘i Scholarship Fund and to see our current list of donors, please visit our donor page here.

Hawaii Resilience Fund

Hawai‘i Resilience Fund

As of 9/15/2020

Grants to the community: $11,382,805

Donations from the Community: $12,311,548*

*Bank of Hawaii Foundation gift of $3 million donated on 4/6

Strategic Grantmaking Approach

Our approach to grantmaking is prioritized through a four-phase approach to community resilience through the CHANGE Framework, which has a specific focus on our most vulnerable island residents.

Our Phased Approach

Risk Reduction and Readiness:
increasing coronavirus testing, quarantine sites, child care for first responders and essential health care workers

Rapid Relief and Response:
addressing economic consequences of the coronavirus on kūpuna, ALICE families, and homeless residents of Hawai‘i through organizations that provide assistance like emergency housing, rent and utility bill support, food and feeding programs, and legal assistance and case management

Recovery and Stabilization:
supporting local Community Development Financial Institutions who will provide affordable loans to struggling individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits. We anticipate being in this phase for the long-term.

Rebuilding Resilience:
convening leaders and community for lessons learned and to refine existing resilience plans. Forward planning will focus on shoring up vulnerable people and places of Hawai‘i.


Stories from the field

COVID-19: Stories from the Field

Learn more about the incredible work happening on the ground across our state—from nurturing the children of health care workers, to ensuring that families have food on their tables.

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