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Hawaiʻi Community Foundation
COVID-19: The Hawaiʻi Resilience Fund

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The Hawai‘i Resilience Fund was created to rapidly deploy resources to community nonprofits and health care providers who are working to address the impacts of COVID-19 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. Grant reviews happen daily using our four-phase approach to resilience outlined below, which has a specific focus on our most vulnerable island residents.

In Phase One grantees are prioritizing risk reduction, such as increasing screening and reducing the spread of COVID-19 by protecting front-line health care workers with PPE and supporting vulnerable populations with home health-care visits while sheltering in place.

In Phase Two organizations are supporting rapid response, such as providing relief by way of rent, utilities, and food to ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families, kūpuna, homeless and those who are disproportionately impacted by the economic consequences of the virus.

In Phase Three funding for recovery and stabilization supports interventions and programs designed to strengthen the health of our economy and communities, such as economic relief for home-based child care programs which allow parents to go back to work.

In Phase Four rebuilding resilience requires engaging communities statewide and convening community leaders across sectors to actively seek lessons learned and to refine our current resilience plans to proactively prepare for future disasters.

More information about the grantees and their work to fill basic needs and address long-term systemic inequities can be found here.

Read the Hawai‘i Resilience Fund's 2020 impact report here.

To make a donation by check, please write “Hawai‘i Resilience Fund” in the memo and send to:
Hawai‘i Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813

In appreciation and recognition of all donors to this fund, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation lists the names of Hawai‘i Resilience Fund donors on this website and elsewhere. If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate that below. Otherwise, your name will appear as given in the Billing Information section. If you would like to be listed differently, please note your preference in the comments section.

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If you prefer to make a gift by check please write “Hawai‘i Resilience Fund” in the memo and mail it to:
Hawaii Community Foundation
827 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813