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Preservation and Access Grant

Grants to Hawaii Nonprofits and Public
Agencies to Preserve Cultural Resources

GrantWatch ID#: 170773
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities


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Grants of up to $7,000 to Hawaii nonprofit organizations and public institutions to preserve cultural materials and ensure that they are accessible to the public. An LOI must be submitted in advance of the deadline. A qualifying humanities scholar or an expert in the field, such as an archivist or librarian, must be involved in the project.

Preservation and Access Grants projects may include, but not limited to:

-Historical documents;
-Historical photographs, films, and videos;
-Conducting of oral histories and ethnology interviews;
-Transcription of oral histories, and ethnologies;
-Translation of primary sources;
-Basic records and documents; and
-Materials important to community histories.

Up to $7,000

Duration of grant project may not exceed one year from the start date to the end date.

Eligible Applicants:
-Nonprofit organizations serving the general public of Hawai‘i.
-Public institutions serving the general public of Hawai‘i.

This grant has supported libraries, museums, historical societies, cultural and learning centers, archives and community groups.

The sponsoring organization must have a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S) number. For more information, go to

Ineligible Applicants:

HCH does NOT award Preservation and Access Grants for:
-Projects that do not incorporate a clear humanities context and content;
-Creative or performing arts projects;
-Political advocacy, or lobbying;
-Social, psychological, legal or health services, training or counseling programs;
-Reception, food, and entertainment;
-Administrative overhead;
-Building construction and operating costs;
-Purchase of property and buildings;
-Fundraising projects.

There are two grant deadlines–February and October–per year. Applications submitted online for any of the grant types are welcome at each deadline. The next deadline is October 31, 2016

Before applying for a grant, applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss projects with the HCH director of grants and special projects, Stacy Hoshino. Please be ready to describe your project, including how it connects to the humanities and how it will reach Hawai‘i’s people.

There are two parts to the HCH grant application process. First, applicants are required to submit online a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Once the HCH approves the LOI, applicants are then required to submit a full application online by the appropriate deadline.

LOI and Application Instructions:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Stacy Hoshino, Director of Grants and Special Projects

Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities
3599 Wai‘alae Avenue, Room 25
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816

P: 808.732.5402
F: 808.732.5432

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