Investing In Community Wellbeing

Hawaii Community Foundation
Here to support our Donors

Philanthropy is a personal expression of who you are and what you care about

It is our responsibility to amplify the impact of your generosity and ensure that the highest hopes of our givers are honored. By helping HCF donors and partners to connect with and support efforts that achieve specific results, we are working to transform philanthropy into lasting change for Hawaii.

HCF customizes your plan by helping to find the best method for your giving and connecting your interests with reputable charities.

Year-end charitable gifts and grantmaking

Make certain that your 2019 donation meets tax year deadlines

Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) is here to help you with your end-of-year charitable gift and grant plans. We can ensure that your gifts are recorded in 2019 and your grants are received by December 31st if they are made by the dates below:

  • Gifts of appreciated stock should be made by December 23, 2019. (As long as stock is transferred by December 31, 2019, it will qualify, but the earlier date decreases any last-minute worry.)
  • Checks sent via the U.S. Postal Service to Hawaii Community Foundation must be postmarked on or before December 31, 2019.
  • Checks sent via carriers such as FedEx, UPS and DHL must be physically received at any HCF on or before December 31, 2019.
  • Wire transfers of cash must be initiated no later than December 26, 2019.
  • Credit card gifts given online can be made on or before December 31, 2019 at
  • Grant recommendations should be made by December 13, 2019 to ensure checks are received by the end of the year. Do so by using My Giving Gateway or emailing Kevin Rapp at

If you miss a date, we will do all we can to meet the 2019 requirements, but unfortunately cannot guarantee that your gift will apply to the 2019 tax year or that your grant is received by December 31st.

We are ready to help you complete your year-end charitable giving and have staff available to provide answers and process transactions until the last day of the year. Our offices will be closed starting at noon on December 24 and all-day December 25. We will be open for business December 26, 27, and 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On December 31st, we will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.

Please contact Kevin Rapp at or 808.566.5552 or Joanne Watase-Yang at or 808.566.5536 for assistance.

Need support with your funds?

Contact Kevin Rapp with Donor Relations at 808.566.5552 or during normal business hours.

My Giving Gateway

The Hawaii Community Foundation also offers donors access to an online portal we call MyGiving Gateway. One of our main goals as your partner in philanthropy is to provide you with the resources you need to make your charitable giving a seamless and easy process. We hope that you will find this to be a useful tool in managing your fund.


You can download a full set of instructions here.


The Hawaii Community Foundation reaches broadly and deeply throughout the state to understand community needs; it marshals new perspectives to do more with what it has.

Leslie Wilcox

— Leslie Wilcox President & CEO, PBS Hawaii - Hookele Award Recipient - PONO Fellow