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The Hawai‘i Community Foundation is a catalyst for change and growth in our island community. We have the privilege of working with individuals, families, businesses and organizations who are passionate about making a difference. Your generous support allows us and our partners to do this important work. 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 Al and Rosa Harrington Legacy Fund

The Al and Rosa Harrington Legacy Fund was established to honor the legacy of Al Harrington as a respected community leader and beloved ambassador of aloha within the film and television industry. The legacy fund celebrates emerging artists from throughout Polynesia as they perpetuate diversified cultural representation in entertainment.

GIVE to the Al and Rosa Harrington Legacy 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

Catalyst Fund

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

CHANGE

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.

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.

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 Restoration Partnership Fund

Providing grant support for coastal habitat restoration projects.

GIVE to the Community Restoration Partnership Fund

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.

Fresh Water Initiative

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

GIVE to the Fresh Water Initiative

The Fund for Health Equity

The purpose of the Fund for Health Equity grant program is to increase Medicaid enrollment rates by supporting community organizations who already serve COFA populations to increase their capacity to help COFA citizens through the complex enrollment process.

GIVE to the Fund for Health Equity

Gregory T. Miki Legacy Scholarship Fund

The Gregory T. Miki Legacy Scholarship Fund was created to carry on the legacy of Gregory T. Miki, whose kind heart and selflessness shone through his daily, purposeful acts of love.

GIVE TO THE GREGORY T. MIKI LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Hawai‘i Island Strong Fund

The Hawai‘i Island Strong Fund was created to build community resilience by providing resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

GIVE to the Hawai‘i Island Strong Fund

Hawai‘i Resilience Fund

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

GIVE to the Hawai‘i Resilience 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 ‘Iole Fund

‘Iole, a nonprofit place-based research center and living scientific laboratory in Kohala on Hawai‘i Island, will bring together academic experts, Native Hawaiian practitioners, community members, students and government leaders to develop sustainability solutions rooted in ancestral knowledge and indigenous practices.

GIVE to the ‘Iole Fund

Kaua‘i Strong Fund

The Kaua‘i Strong Fund was created to build community resilience by providing resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

GIVE to the Kaua‘i Strong Fund

Maui County Strong Fund

The Maui County Strong Fund was created to build community resilience by providing resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

GIVE to the Maui County Strong Fund

O‘ahu Strong Fund

The O‘ahu Strong Fund was created to build community resilience by providing resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

GIVE to the O‘ahu Strong Fund

Promising Minds

The Promising Minds Initiative is supported by the Children’s Behavioral Health Fund to address the wellbeing and development of children under age 6 in Hawai‘i.

GIVE to Promising Minds

Rachael Wong Melian Fund for Women and Families

Like J.R.R. Tolkien’s Melian in Middle-Earth, the Rachael Wong Melian Fund for Women and Families will help protect Hawaii’s women and families. To that end, the fund was created in celebration of Rachael Wong’s 50th birthday and to help amplify Rachael’s collaborations with individuals and organizations within Hawai‘i.

GIVE to the Rachael Wong Melian Fund for Women and Families

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 Hawai‘i Scholarship fund gives 2020 graduates of Hawai‘i’s public school system the hope and ability to pursue their goals.

GIVE to the Stronger Together Hawai‘i Scholarship Fund

The Wai‘anae Strong Fund

The Wai‘anae Strong Fund in Honor of Darren Scheidt was established by the founders of CalMed Hawaii, David Scheidt and his mother Levy Bynum along with their ‘ohana. The fund honors Levy’s son and David’s brother Darren, who became paralyzed at the age of 10. The Scheidt ‘ohana established the fund to give back to their hometown of Wai‘anae, and to encourage and inspire the same opportunities for deserving students.

GIVE to the Wai‘anae Strong 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