Foundation / Corporation
Ward Village Foundation (WVF)
Grants starting at $10,000 to Hawaii nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Funding may be requested for specific initiatives and programs in the areas of culture, environment, and community enrichment.
Grantmaking initiatives include:
-Culture ForWard - Support and perpetuate native Hawaiian culture, values, traditions and the authentic spirit of aloha so that the history of Hawaii continues to mold its future;
-Community ForWard - Support the arts, education, health and other community building programs to shape the next generation of Hawaii’s leaders;
-Environment ForWard - Support and encourage sustainable land planning and open space conservation to ensure that present and future generations enjoy the natural beauty of the Hawaii.
GrantWatch ID#: 181177
Grant requests shall be no less than $10,000 and shall not exceed $100,000.
To be considered for a local grant, your organization:
-Must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation.
-Must serve the Foundation’s local community.
-Should be aligned with the Foundation’s funding priorities of supporting local cultural, community and environmental nonprofits and programs.
The following organizations are generally not eligible for funding:
-Organizations that deny service to a potential client or beneficiary on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, or disability status.
-Political, labor, fraternal organizations, or civic clubs
-Religious organizations (for example, churches and synagogues). Some secular community service programs such as soup kitchens, shelters for the homeless, and job banks are eligible, even when sponsored by religious groups.
WVF does not provide funds for general operating costs.
All applications are due on March 31st (1st Set) and September 30th (2nd Set).
Awards will be announced approximately 45 days after the application deadline. Funds, if awarded, will be transmitted by the Ward Village Foundation within 30 days of the notification of award.
How to Apply:
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