Teresa F. Hughes Trust Grant

Grants to Hawaii Nonprofits and CBOs for
Financial Assistance to Children and the Elderly

GrantWatch ID#: 179665
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Bank of Hawaii Charitable Foundation - Teresa F. Hughes Trust

04/30/17 Postmarked

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Grants to Hawaii nonprofits and community-based service organizations for financial assistance to qualified individuals. Specifically, funding is intended to help children and the elderly with resources and activities that are not covered by other services.

Eligible adult means a person who (all criteria must be applicable for each adult):

(1) Is at least 70 years of age
(2) Is physically or mentally ill
(3) Is in financial need
(4) Resides in Hawai`i

Assistance for eligible adults include costs of: assistive devices, clothing, day care, dental needs, dietary needs, food, furniture, housekeeping, housing, medical expenses for health care, prescriptions, private hire, professional fees, recreation, respite care, therapy, transportation, and utilities.

Eligible child means a person who (all criteria must be applicable for each child):

(1) Is under the age of 18
(2) Has been abused, neglected or abandoned, or resides in a household where abuse has occurred
(3) Is in financial need
(4) Resides in Hawai`i

Examples of assistance to children:

(1) Extracurricular school expenses (e.g., athletic uniforms, field trip fees)
(2) Social activity expenses (e.g., prom or graduation attire)
(3) After-school activities, hobbies, sports (e.g., hula lessons, soccer registration)
(4) Intersession school activities (e.g., summer camp)
(5) Facilitation of transition into adulthood (e.g., driver’s education, copy of birth certificate)
(6) Other quality of life enhancements (e.g., birthday/Christmas gifts -$50 maximum, books, toys)
(7) School-related expenses (e.g., tuition, books, fees, tutoring, pre-school)
(8) Health-related expenses (e.g., medical, dental, therapy, counseling)
(9) Basic needs (e.g., clothing, baby furniture) Expenditures in this category require explanation

Please note that other types of requests must be approved by the Trust before submitting an application.

Multiple-year funding is not provided.

Teresa F. Hughes Trust provides grants to community-based service organizations, which in turn distributes these funds in the form of financial assistance to improve and enhance the lives of qualified adults and children.

The Trust does not make grants directly to individuals, to endowments, for reserve purposes or deficit financing.


(1) Each expenditure must respond to a specific request made by an eligible individual’s foster caregiver, social worker, therapist, school counselor, guardian ad litem, or similar professional service provider for a specific item or service that will enhance the individual’s quality of life.

(2) Payments must be made to vendors for the benefit of eligible individuals. Payments must NOT be made directly to individuals or their foster caregivers. Gift Cards may be provided to individuals or foster caregivers ONLY in cases where a vendor declines to accept a grantee’s check.

(3) Grantees may not expend more than $500 per eligible individual unless prior approval is obtained from Bank of Hawaii – Foundation Administration.

(4) Grantees must return all unexpended funds by the report due date, or request an extension on the use of the funds.

Please note that requests that fall outside of the examples listed in the Description above must be approved by the Trust before submitting an application.

Notification of award decisions will be made approximately 60 days after the deadline.

Grantees may propose an administrative fee (maximum 10% of grant) for administering these funds.

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

Mailing Address:

Teresa F. Hughes Trust
c/o Bank of Hawaii
Charitable Foundation Services #758
P.O. Box 3170
Honolulu, HI 96802

Delivery Address:

Teresa F. Hughes Trust
c/o Bank of Hawaii
Charitable Foundation Services #758
130 Merchant St., Suite 530
Honolulu, HI 96813

For questions, contact:

Paula Boyce, AVP & Grants Administration Officer
Phone: 808-694-4945

Elaine Moniz, Trust Specialist
Phone: 808-694-4944
Fax: 808-694-4006

Neighbor Islands call toll-free: 1-808-272-7262

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