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Atherton Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Hawaii Nonprofits for Arts, Health, Human
Services, Youth, and Community Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Atherton Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to Hawaii nonprofit organizations for a broad range of projects that benefit local communities. Applicants are advised to register in the online grants portal well in advance of the deadline. Program areas include community development; environment; education; human services; health; arts, culture, and humanities; youth development; and spiritual development.

The Foundation believes that addressing major community issues cannot be done by one organization alone. The Foundation supports organizations working collaboratively to address systems change.

When considering requests for technology support, preference will be given to technology proposals that will result in a significant change that improves the nonprofit organization’s operations and/or programs.

Applicants are advised that requests for major capital projects may only be submitted for the October deadline.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178875

Estimated Size of Grant:

Capital requests over $25,000 are considered major capital requests and will only be accepted at the October deadline. Capital requests of $25,000 or less will be accepted at all deadlines.

The maximum grant for major capital projects will be $200,000.

Term of Contract:

The term of a grant is usually one year.

In the case of a multi-year pledge, payments are released in twelve-month intervals, and each payment is contingent on receipt of a satisfactory progress report. The Foundation generally does not fund a project for more than three consecutive years.

Major capital project grants are normally paid out over three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility and Restrictions:

-Applicants must have 501(c)(3) status or must apply through a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status. The Foundation does not make grants to organizations classified under 509(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

-If an organization applies through a fiscal sponsor, the fiscal sponsor must agree that the purpose of the grant is charitable, to monitor the grant project, control the expenditure of grant funds, and ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant.

-The Foundation does not make grants to the Hawaii State Department of Education schools or public charter schools.

-The Foundation does not make grants to the University of Hawai`i.

-The Foundation does not fund conferences, festivals, and similar one-time events; activities that have already occurred; lobbying; loans; funds for re-granting and grants to individuals or for the benefit of identified individuals (except scholarships through the Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship and the Community Scholarship Fund of the Hawai`i Community Foundation).

-Grants for website development or the on-going costs for website, software, and hardware replacement and/or upgrades will generally not be funded.

-The Foundation generally does not fund endowments or operating support.

-The Foundation does not serve as the sole funder of any organization and generally does not serve as the sole funder for any project.

-The Foundation will award no more than one grant to an organization at a time and no more than one grant in any calendar year. A grantee serving as the fiscal sponsor for another organization may receive a second grant for its own project. All previous grants must be completed with the submission of a final report before an organization is eligible to apply for a new grant.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants for technology-related projects require a 1:1 match from the organization.

Capital requests over $25,000 will ONLY be accepted at the October deadline for consideration by the board at their December meeting. Capital requests of $25,000 or less will be accepted at all deadlines.

Organizations requesting support for a major capital project must have raised a minimum of 60% of the project budget before submitting the application.

This application is available for online submission. Your organization must first establish an online account with the Hawaii Community Foundation to access the online application.

Note: If you are requesting an account for the first time, it may take two to three days for you to receive the account information. It’s highly recommended you request your account early to give yourself adequate time to complete the application by the submission deadline.

-January 2, 2018 for consideration at the March meeting
-April 2, 2018 for consideration at the June meeting
-July 2, 2018 for consideration at the September meeting
-October 1, 2018 for consideration at the December meeting

Completed applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the deadline dates indicated above.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Elise von Dohlen
Phone: (808) 566-5585
Toll free from neighbor islands: (888) 731- 3863 ext. 585

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii