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Supporting Foster Children and Their Caregivers

Grants to Hawaii Nonprofits and Agencies
to Benefit Youth in Foster Care

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Hawaii Community Foundation - Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/17/18 5:00 PM HST


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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to Hawaii nonprofit organizations and government agencies to benefit children in foster care and their caregivers. Applicants are advised to register online in advance of the deadline. Qualifying programs enable foster children to lead healthier and happier lives by providing appropriate resources and support.

Preference will be given to efforts that:
-Support the recruitment, training, and retention of quality foster parents;
-Support the continued relationships of foster children to their siblings;
-Address the unique needs of foster children or of their caregivers; or
-Empower foster children to participate in the decisions affecting their lives.

The strongest proposals will be those that meet all or most of the following criteria:

Integrity of the Proposed Program:
-Program is well-defined and likely to be implemented successfully;
-Organization demonstrates the ability to deliver the program;
-Program budget is adequate and program costs are reasonable and consistent with the narrative.

Potential for Impact of the Program:
-Program has the means to measure benefits to the participants or the community;
-Program evaluation and ongoing improvement are clearly incorporated into program design;
-Program demonstrates the ability to leverage other resources (such as funds, in-kind or
community partnerships).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179659

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants usually range from $10,000 to $50,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Commitments for up to three years will be considered, contingent on the submission of satisfactory progress reports.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Tax-exempt Hawaii organizations are eligible to apply. This includes nonprofit organizations, 501(c)(3) organizations, religious organizations that are exempt from taxation, and units of government.

More than 50 percent of the individuals served by the program must be:
-Children in the foster custody of a Hawai`i state government agency;
-Children placed by a Hawai`i state government agency in therapeutic foster placement or in kinship, foster, respite, guardianship, permanent custody, or adoptive families; or
-Their caregivers.

Capital requests and endowments will not be funded.

Unless the organization’s clientele are solely legally recognized foster children and their caregivers, administrative fees are capped at 5% per grant award. The Foundation reserves the right to determine those costs that are administrative and subject to the limited percentage.

Pre-Application Information:

If you are new to the online application process, please remember to set up your online account to access the application. Keep in mind that it may take 3 days to process. Applicants are advised to plan accordingly.

Strong proposals will demonstrate the ability to leverage other resources (such as funds, in-kind or community partnerships).

Applications submitted by 5:00 PM (HST) on these dates will be considered at the next Board of Trustees meeting in the following months:

-January 16, 2018 for the March meeting
-May 15, 2018 for the July meeting
-September 17, 2018 for the November meeting

Typically, you will be notified within three months of a proposal deadline.

Grant FAQ:

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply through Nonprofit Gateway:

Pam Funai
(808) 566-5537 / (888) 731-3863 ext. 537 (toll-free from neighbor islands)

Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation
827 Fort Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813-4317

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii