Strengthening Hawaii's Communities

Strengthening Hawaii's Communities
Focusing On Education & Social Change

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Education is the gateway to an improved future, and has been an integral part of Hawaii Community Foundation’s mission for a century.

And to us, supporting initiatives that strengthen students’ desire and ability to learn, as well as programs that teach our students better skills and offer competitive opportunities, is equally important as helping fund scholarships.

Interested in learning more about types of educational funds?

Contact us by calling 888.731.3863 or email

Community Scholarship Fund

Community Scholarship Fund

This is a pooled fund supported by many donors; it awards scholarships to students who are the first in their families to attend college or have other unique educational circumstances. Through the Community Scholarship Fund, you will take advantage of the expertise of the HCF team. Our team helps contribute: Expertise. We have extensive experience in scholarship administration and will take care of processing and reviewing applications, notifying students and colleges, handling investment strategies, and more. Exposure. In 2012, a record number of more than 9,000 students accessed HCF's online scholarship application. Your scholarship will be visible and available to this large pool of students. Opportunity. Recipients of your scholarship also can access the more than 190 other scholarship funds and may be considered for additional grant awards. Affordable. Your fund will be cost effective because you will be a part of one of the largest scholarship programs in the state. One common online application serves all of our funds.

Donate to the HCF Communnity Scholarship Fund

Pillars of Peace

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“Pillars of Peace Hawaii: Building Peace on a Foundation of Aloha” was launched by the Hawaii Community Foundation in April 2012. We hope to inspire people--from keiki (children) to kupuna (elders)--to cultivate compassion, mindfulness and justice in their daily lives; to better understand the roles of compassion, diversity and culture in the practice of peace; and to grow ethical and compassionate leaders for Hawaii’s future.




Schools of the Future

Schools of the Future

Transforming schools to help prepare students for the needs of the 21st century. The impetus for Schools of the Future (SOTF) was based on the realization that future graduates need to have different skills to succeed in the 21st century. Among them, the ability to think critically, communicate well, be creative, and work collaboratively.

Read More about our Schools of the Future Program

Cecil “Guy” Marshall Fund

Cecil Guy

Supporting schools pursuing the International Baccalaureate World School program

The Cecil “Guy” Marshall Fund is a component fund established at Hawaii Community Foundation in 2006.  While the fund was established with a broad purpose, the Advisory Committee considers the charitable works of Guy Marshall and the needs of the community.  The Marshall Fund currently seeks to support schools that have established or are working to establish the International Baccalaureate World School program.