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The Hawaii Community Foundation is a catalyst for change and growth in our island community. We have had the privilege of working with individuals, families, businesses and organizations that are passionate about making a difference. We know firsthand how much donors in Hawaii care about the impact of their giving, and we look to amplify the power of their giving. Your generous support allows us to do this work everyday. Mahalo.

If the specific fund you would like to give a gift to is not listed below you can search for the fund by name.

The Colt Brennan Legacy Fund

The Colt Brennan Legacy Fund was established by the Brennan family to honor the memory of their son and brother, Colt Brennan.

The Fund will support causes that Colt cared about – University of Hawai‘i Athletics and youth sports – in addition to organizations that advocate and provide resources toward making a difference in the lives of individuals struggling with mental health and addiction issues.

The Creative City Fund

The vision of The Creative City is to increase opportunities and access to the arts for all people. This democratization of the arts starts with changing how we think about the arts, and positioning it at the core of our community, as essential to quality of life.

Contributions will go towards powering culture and arts on O‘ahu.


Essential elements of our island home are not working well for everyone. We believe that change can happen when we understand the challenges in front of us and work together to find and implement equitable solutions to those challenges. The CHANGE Framework identifies six essential sectors, or areas, that affect the overall well-being of these islands and people. Sustainable data points tell the story of what is happening within each area. This curated data set helps us to understand the interconnected nature of the sectors and how they affect one another. Doing so, allows us to examine the root causes and create effective solutions to solve Hawai‘i’s greatest challenges.

Hawaii Resilience Fund

Hawaii Community Foundation and Pierre and Pam Omidyar have joined together to create the Hawaii Resilience Fund to rapidly deploy resources and encourage community giving
to address the COVID-19 Pandemic.

GIVE to the Hawaii Resilience Fund

Stronger Together Hawai‘i Scholarship Fund

Born out of the Covid-19 crisis which forced the early closing of the school year and cut short critical planning months for seniors, the Stronger Together Hawaii Scholarship fund gives 2020 graduates of Hawaii’s public school system the hope and ability to pursue their goals.

GIVE to the Stronger Together Hawai‘i Scholarship Fund

Catalyst Fund

The HCF Catalyst Fund supports our activities as Navigator, Connector, and Builder, that goes well beyond grant-making.

Community Needs Fund

Choose to support an unrestricted fund to address community needs. An unrestricted fund is a broad purpose fund allows maximum flexibility to respond to the most pressing issues in the community now and emerging opportunities in the future.

Community Arts & Culture Fund

Arts and culture are central to a vibrant and diverse community.

GIVE to the Community Arts & Culture Fund

Community Health & Sciences Fund

In the face of rising costs and reforms to the industry, aid for health care initiatives is increasingly important. Support for today’s research could provide cures for tomorrow.

GIVE to the Health & Sciences Fund

Community Restoration Partnership Fund

Providing grant support for coastal habitat restoration projects.

GIVE to the Community Restoration Partnership Fund

Fresh Water Initiative

Help fund innovative techniques and policies intended to ensure fresh water for our future.

GIVE to the Fresh Water Initiative

Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund

Seeking to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

GIVE to the Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund

Artists in the School Fund

Funding to bring literature to life or music and visual arts into the classroom helps students expand their minds.

GIVE to Artists in the School

Tobacco Prevention in Youth Program Fund

A public health initiative dedicated to improving health by eliminating tobacco use among young people.

GIVE to the Tobacco Prevention in Youth Program Fund

Hung Wai Ching Democracy Initiative Fund

The Hung Wai Ching Democracy Initiative supports and invests in programs and projects that exemplify responsibility, community and caring.

GIVE to the Hung Wai Ching Democracy Initiative Fund

The Alexander Gaston Pearl Harbor Historical Sites Fund

The Alexander Gaston Pearl Harbor Historical Sites Fund provides funding for Hawai‘i youth to tour the four Pearl Harbor museums and gain a greater appreciation of American military history and sacrifices. The fund also provides support for these same museums: the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association, Inc., the U.S.S. Missouri Memorial Association, Inc., and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

GIVE to the Alexander Gaston Pearl Harbor Historical Sites Fund

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 - Hookele Award Recipient - PONO Fellow