G. N. Wilcox Trust Grant

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

GrantWatch ID#: 179831
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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

10/01/17 Postmarked

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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 for the focus 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.

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.

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

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

No multiple‐year pledges are made.  

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.

G. N. Wilcox Trust does not provide grants for the purchase of real estate; nor does the foundation provide grants for deficit funding or for endowments.   

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: Postmarked by the first of April, July, or October,

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

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

Mail applications to:
G. N. Wilcox Trust
c/o Bank of Hawaii, Trustee
Charitable Foundation Services #758
P. O. Box 3170
Honolulu, Hawaii  96802‐3170

For overnight deliveries:
G. N. Wilcox Trust
c/o Bank of Hawaii
Charitable Foundation Services #758
111 South King Street, 4th Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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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