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G. N. Wilcox Trust Grants

Grants to Hawaii Nonprofits for Environment, Arts,
Education, Health, Religion, and Human Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bank of Hawaii Charitable Foundation - G.N. Wilcox Trust

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 - for Tuition Aid Programs (Postmarked by Date); The deadline for Program, General Operating, and General Capital Requests is April 1 , July 1, or October 1


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Grants to Hawaii nonprofit organizations for programs, capital projects, and operating support that will improve the quality of life for state citizens. Funding is intended to support programs and projects that focus on the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, religion, and community. Preference will be given to organizations that benefit the Island of Kauai.

Eligible Types of Requests:

- Program support is provided for programs that better the lives of individuals and families in the state of Hawaii.

- General Operating support is usually provided to organizations that have an established relationship with the Trust.

- 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.

- Tuition Aid Programs: Grants for are available to learning institutions serving children from preschool through 12th grade in the State of Hawaii. Generally, the Trust prefers to be one of several contributors to a school’s tuition aid program, expecting the school to acquire needed funds from several sources to assure continuation of the program. Normally the Trust accepts only one request a year from an organization; however an additional request may be considered from a school.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179831

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

No multiple‐year pledges are made.  

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications for grants are accepted by the Committee on Beneficiaries from qualified tax‐exempt 501(c)(3), charitable organizations.  The Committee’s general policy is to confine grants to organizations within the State of Hawaii, with a priority is to assist Kauai organizations serving that island.

Although the Trust is broad‐purposed, it does not make grants to individuals, nor for reserve purposes, endowments, or deficit financing.

Generally grants will not be made to government agencies, nor to organizations supported substantially by government funds, nor to organizations that “re‐grant” G. N. Wilcox Trust funds.

The Committee on Beneficiaries will consider only one request a year from an organization.  A new request will not be entertained if a prior pledge or report is still outstanding.   

Note:  If a fiscal sponsor is being used, it is necessary to contact the Charitable Foundation Services office prior to submitting a grant proposal.

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the guidelines for each type of request (program, general operating, general capital, and tuition aid programs).

In the interest of public causes, G. N. Wilcox Trust requires 100% of members serving on the Board of Directors to make an annual financial contribution, at some level, to the support of the organization (excluding churches); in addition to participating in fundraising activities. Directors are also required to attend Board meetings, volunteer work when needed, and make significant efforts to gain community and business support.

For capital requests, 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.   

Due to security measures, hand‐delivered proposals are not accepted.  

Deadline Dates:

- Applications must be submitted by the 1st of April, July, or October for Program, General Operating, or General Capital Requests.
- For Tuition Aid Programs, applications must be submitted by January 1st.

Applicants will be notified in writing of the action taken on their requests.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online at:

Contact Information for the G. N. Wilcox Trust (Toll‐free from Neighbor Islands: 1‐800‐272‐7262)

Paula Boyce, AVP & Grants Administration Officer  
Phone: (808) 694‐4945   
Email address:

Elaine Moniz, Trust Specialist
Phone: (808) 694‐4944   
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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii