In response to the devastating wildfires on Maui, we are working to support affected communities through the Maui Strong Fund, providing resources for disaster response and recovery.


We believe in
a better Hawai'i.

That’s why we created the C H A N G E Framework

Six essential sectors

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Latest happenings

Recent stories, progress, and news from across the foundation.

Kūpuna aging

In July, HCF awarded over $3.7 million to 16 nonprofits to support kūpuna and their caregivers.

Hookele Awards

HCF recognizes four outstanding nonprofit leaders at the 21st annual Ho‘okele Awards.

Pu‘uhonua o Wai‘anae

Pu‘uhonua o Wai‘anae community members are building a new village in Waiʻanae Valley.


HCF’s new approach to traditional HR, dubbed Thrive and Grow, supports staff to bring their best selves to the job.

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105+ years of
community impact

HCF is a steward of more than 1,100 funds, including over 300 scholarship funds, created by donors who desire to transform lives and improve communities. In 2022, HCF distributed $87 million in grants to the community from funds at HCF, contracts, and private foundations statewide, including $7.1 million in scholarships.


A Look Back at 2021: HCF Annual Report


Stories of Impact

Learn more about the people and organizations dedicated to making Hawai‘i a better place.

Kūpuna Care, One Volunteer at a Time

Kūpuna Care, One Volunteer at a Time

Maui nonprofit Nā Hoaloha helps keep seniors healthy and independent.

Maui Keiki

Compassionate Interventions for Maui County Keiki

The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui helps children in challenging situations.


Making Hawaiian Culture a Conversation

A Kealakehe community center is making Native Hawaiian cultural practices accessible to all.

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Partner Gateways

HCF offers two online platforms to facilitate access to donor and grantmaking services. The Grants Portal is for our local nonprofits to create an account and apply for grants. DonorSphere is an online portal where donors can interact with their funds 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via a secure, password-protected platform. Donors can view fund balances and fund history as well as access funding opportunities and important documents.