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Hawai‘i Community Foundation

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The work of local nonprofit organizations impacts the quality of life for everyone in Hawai‘i. Recognizing the essential role they play in the economy and health of our community, HCF is committed to sharing knowledge about the nonprofit sector and strengthening nonprofit organizations through grants and training.

The Hawai‘i Community Foundation administers more than $124 million a year in community grants and contracts, primarily through nonprofit organizations. Our core programs and community impact initiatives are designed to strengthen nonprofits and solve community problems while delivering solid results and leveraging relationships.

How to Apply for a grant


Access open Funding Opportunities through our Grants Portal. If you are new to our Grants Portal, your organization must first register for an account here. For instructions on the registration process, please reference our Applicant User Guide.


Resources for Nonprofits


 At HCF, we know that nonprofit organizations are absolutely critical and key to positive community change.  One way we support the nonprofit sector is by sharing the knowledge and resources we've gained over the past hundred years funding community programs and organizations in Hawai‘i. 


Resources for Hawai‘i Legacy Giving Campaign


Leading a nonprofit organization is never easy, especially these days. Leaders are faced with a world where doing more with less is an everyday occurrence. We hope the Toolkit and other resources posted here will help nonprofits leverage an overlooked opportunity: planned giving. Planned gifts are helpful in two ways: they can help sustain your organization with guaranteed revenue streams, and provide peace of mind for all concerned. Planned gifts are a win-win: donors create a lasting legacy and so do the organizations they support.