Foundation / Corporation
Grants of $1,000 and in-kind donations and services to Hawaii nonprofits for community cleanup events on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island. In addition to the monetary grant, the funding source also provides the following in-kind donations and services to grantees:
1. Matson donates the use of container equipment for cleanup projects arranged by nonprofit organizations.
2. Matson also pays for the trucking expenses incurred in the delivery and pickup of the containers and bears the expense of properly disposing of the debris.
A Ka Ipu ‘Aina project must be a specific area clean up. Please note that the collection of trash from a fair or festival or from a neighborhood or community is not an eligible project. A group may use the container for as long as three days.
Matson will be responsible for:
- Arranging a Matson-paid trucker to deliver the Ka Ipu ‘Aina container to the cleanup site.
- Arranging for a Matson-paid trucker to pick up the container and deliver it to the disposal facility. Note: Members of the nonprofit group are responsible for traveling independently to the disposal facility and unloading the bagged trash and other debris from the container.
- Arranging for a Matson-paid trucker to return the container to the company.
The nonprofit will be required to:
- Provide Matson with proof of general liability insurance.
- Obtain permission from the land owner or manager of the cleanup site for the cleanup and for the container to be located at the site for the period of the cleanup.
- Make arrangements with a disposal facility to accept the debris which will be collected (again, Matson will pay for disposal expenses).
- Recruit and coordinate the clean-up participants, securing a liability waiver for each participant.
- Perform the cleanup, putting garbage into the Ka Ipu ‘Aina container.
- Travel independently to the disposal facility and unloading the bagged trash and other debris from the container.
GrantWatch ID#: 179798
In addition to receiving container donations for the cleanup, as well as disposal services, grantees will also receive a check for $1,000 upon the completion of the organized cleanup.
The cleanup period is October to December 2018.
Organizations will have the use of a container for as long as three days.
Groups must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with federal charitable tax-exempt status.
Participation is limited to one project per charity per calendar year.
Priority will be given to groups that have not participated before or that have not participated in the last three years.
Oahu Applicants: Applications will be accepted four times a year, during one-month open application periods for cleanups in the following quarter. See the schedule below.
ONLINE ONLY: The application and confirmation process will ONLY be conducted online via Matson Foundation’s application, available on this website. Applications are now a two-step process which will involve, first, being approved as eligible to conduct a cleanup and, second, the confirmation process, involving selection and confirmation of date and location.
Applications will be accepted four times a year, during one-month open application periods for cleanups in the following quarter. See the schedule below. The City & County of Honolulu’s Department of Parks & Recreation continues to welcome community groups who wish to conduct a clean-up as a community service activity, but any tie-in to Matson’s Ka Ipu ‘Aina program, which provides the opportunity to earn a cash donation, must be coordinated and confirmed in advance by Matson’s program staff through the process outlined here.
Application Period: July 1-31, 2018
Notification of Approval or Disapproval Provided by: August 15, 2018
Clean up Period: October-December 2018
Neighbor Island Applicants: Applications will be accepted continuously during the year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The next open application period for cleanups during the first quarter of 2018 will be during the month of October. Click here to apply online:
Staff Contact (According to Location):
Keahi Birch, Oahu
Buzz Fernandez, Maui
Patrick Ono, Kauai
Russell Chin, Hawaii Island
Neighbor Island Charities, click here to apply online:
https://www.grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapplication.aspx%3fSA%3dSNA%26FID%3d35012%26sid%3d1698&SA=SNA&FID=35012&sid=1698. If the online application is disabled, please email to email@example.com to request an application opportunity.
USA: Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island