Our vision is to create a future in which all of Hawaii’s residents can thrive and CHANGE has been created to build on the existing momentum of organizations and inspire everyone to support the work needed to make Hawaii a better place for all and always.


The CHANGE framework leverages a curated set of statewide data that identifies the gaps where help is needed and where opportunities exist.


CHANGE partners are committed to a set of well defined and shared goals that have proven traction and impact in the community.


Through CHANGE, we strive to construct effective coalitions between people and communities to create a stronger Hawaii for generations to come.

Our promise is to use the knowledge we’ve accrued and the trust we’ve earned over a century of service to be a catalyst for CHANGE.

CHANGE Brochure

CHANGE Brochure

CHANGE Brochure

The data

The CHANGE framework is a curated set of statewide data that begins to identify the gaps where help in our community is needed & opportunities where help will do the most good. By working from a common set of data, our community can create shared goals and consistently track the progress of our collective efforts. Under the six essential CHANGE areas (or sectors) below are key issues (or sub-sectors) that affect the ability of people and communities to thrive. Sustainable data points round out the framework by telling the story of what is happening within each key issue.

Click a CHANGE letter below to see the data and shared goals.

Community & Economy
Health & Wellness
Arts & Culture
Natural Environment
Government & Civics

How to Get Involved

This year, Giving Tuesday takes place on December 3, and is centered around the CHANGE movement that works to drive collective action around shared goals based on a common set of data. A critical part of this movement is encouraging every person to engage civically and to participate in caring for their community, island, and state through any gift of
Time, Talent, or Treasure.

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Together we can
change our world

More than money, many nonprofits value your assistance. A helping hand that gets them through the tough projects and keeps them focused on their mission.

Volunteer your time at your favorite nonprofit and share a photo of you volunteering on social media using #CHANGEforHawaii. You’ll be entered to give a $1,000 grant to the charity of your choice in December and January.

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Providing expertise through
your special talents

CATCHAFIRE is a community of individuals seeking to support and strengthen the social good sector. We do this by matching professionals who want to donate their time and talent with nonprofits who need those skills.

Do you have a special skill set that may be able to push an organizations mission forward? Please take some time to look through the list of project needs for local organizations to see if your special skills could help them achieve their goals.

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Donate to your
favorite charities

For the first time, HCF and HONOLULU Magazine have partnered to create a single giving platform to make giving even easier this season. The Give Big Hawaii effort allows nonprofits to create their own pages and givers to search and easily donate to their favorite charities. The platform has launched for nonprofits and giving will start on Giving Tuesday and end on Dec. 8.

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we can create a better island home
now and for future generations

At the Hawaii Community Foundation, we deeply care about all of our islands and all of our residents. Our commitment is to help solve some of Hawaii’s most complex problems.

Through CHANGE, we strive to construct effective coalitions between people and communities to create a stronger Hawaii for generations to come.

Please consider becoming part of the movement.

Join the Movement

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.