Foundation / Corporation
Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) - Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation
09/16/19 5:00 PM HST
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $40,000 to Hawaii nonprofit and faith-based organizations providing services to foster children and their families, and to youth transitioning from foster care. Funding is intended to increase the capacity of community organizations, programs, or systems to deliver quality services. Eligible programs should demonstrate excellence and impact in serving the children, youth and caregivers involved in the state’s child welfare or child and adolescent mental health systems.
Capacity building efforts may address:
-Governance and leadership;
-Evaluation and impact;
-Internal operations and management;
-Program design, delivery and evaluation;
-Executive and key staff transitions; and
The strongest proposals will be those that meet all or most of the following criteria:
Readiness to Build Capacity
-Organization demonstrates awareness of its strengths and weaknesses.
-Planning and/or self-assessment have taken place prior to beginning project.
-Project is based on a well-considered strategy.
-Project timing is relevant for the organization’s stage of development.
-Board supports and is engaged in the project. If the project is program-based, upper level
management supports and is engaged in the project.
-Organization demonstrates an ability to evolve, learn and be responsive to change.
Integrity of Proposed Project:
-Project is focused and well defined.
-Project identifies clear outcomes and measures of success.
-Appropriate stakeholders are involved in the project.
-Project budget is adequate, relates to the project narrative, and costs are reasonable.
-If a consultant is involved in the project, that person is qualified to undertake the project
Potential for Impact of the Project:
-Project will build substantial new capacity within the organization, program, or system.
-Project positions the organization or system for greater impact in fulfilling its mission.
-Project must involve an evaluation/measurement component.
GrantWatch ID#: 180530
Grants generally range from $5,000 to $40,000.
Grants may be multi-year commitments.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information, contact:
Toll-free from neighbor islands: (888) 731-3863
Hawaii Community Foundation
827 Fort Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813-4317