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Elsie H. Wilcox Foundation Grants

Grants to Kauai, Hawaii Nonprofits for Health,
Human Services, Arts, Community, and Environment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bank of Hawaii Charitable Foundation - Elsie H. Wilcox Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/01/17 Postmarked


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Grants to Kauai, Hawaii nonprofit organizations to benefit local communities in the areas of health, human services, community, religion, education, arts, culture, and the environment. Applications may be submitted for program, general operating, or general capital support.


Support is provided for programs that better the lives of individuals and families in the state of Hawaii with preference to Kauai Island.

General Operating:

General Operating grants are usually provided to organizations that have an established relationship with the Foundation.

General Capital:

General Capital requests are for projects or equipment having a total cost under $500,000; however, at the discretion of the Trust, projects or purchases of certain values and scope may be treated as large capital projects and may not be eligible.

-General Capital grants are provided for the purchase of equipment, renovations and construction of buildings. Elsie H. Wilcox Foundation does not provide grants for the purchase of real estate; nor does the Foundation provide grants for deficit funding or for endowments.

-Generally, the Trust prefers to be one of several contributors, expecting the organization to acquire needed funds from several sources to assure the project is completed at a specific time and/or in a timely manner.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173058

Estimated Size of Grant:

General Capital grants are provided for small capital projects or equipment with total costs of less than $500,000.

Term of Contract:

This grant does not provide multiple-year funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Distribution Committee provides assistance to qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organizations throughout Hawaii whose programs benefit a sizeable number of people, with a preference for programs and projects on the Island of Kauai.

Applicants for Program support may use a fiscal sponsor.

Although the Trust is broad-purposed, it does not make grants to individuals, to endowments, for reserve purposes, or deficit financing; neither does it provide multiple-year funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant requests must be postmarked by September 1.

School Participation for Program and General Operating support: If the request for funding supports a program that involves school or classroom participation, the applying charity must provide a list of the schools that will be involved in the program along with a letter of support from the schools’ principals or teachers who have either committed or are interested in the program.

Contact Information:

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

Paula Boyce, AVP & Grants Administration Officer
P: (808) 694-4945
F: (808) 694-4006

Elaine Moniz, Administrative Assistant
P: (808) 694-4944
F: (808) 694-4006

Postal Service:
Elsie H. Wilcox Foundation
c/o Bank of Hawaii
Trustee Charitable Foundation Services #758
P. O. Box 3170
Honolulu, Hawaii 96802-3170

Toll-free from Neighbor Islands: 1-800-272-7262

Over night deliveries:
Elsie H. Wilcox Foundation
c/o Bank of Hawaii
Trustee Charitable Foundation Services #758
130 Merchant Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii: Island of Kauai