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Networks for Social Change

Grants to Hawaii Nonprofits to Support Collaborative
Efforts that Address Social Issues Faced by the Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF)

Deadline Date:

10/30/18 4:00 PM HST


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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 per year to Hawaii nonprofits that are building collaborations to implement social change in the community. New users must register before applying. Funding is intended to support more established networks with a clear implementation strategy, as well as those that are in the early stages of working on an issue.

Network leadership is the practice of building collaborative capacity within and across organizations and individuals for the purpose of social change. Networks are increasingly being used as a social change strategy to address complex problems where progress cannot be made by a single organization, or in isolation from other stakeholders. Network leaders must be able to galvanize, align and inspire people across various constituencies for the benefit of joint problem solving rather than institution building.

Funding may be used to support the operations of the network.

In addition to grant funding, successful applicants will be part of a community of practice that meets 3-4 times/year. This community of practice will be focused on addressing “problems of practice,” real-time issues faced by members of the network. These meetings will be facilitated by a professional facilitator with experience working with networks. The work plans you submit as part of your application will help to design the initial meetings.

Successful applicants will demonstrate that they:
- Are actively working towards social change, and not solely for the benefit of their members,
- Have a track record of working collaboratively with others,
- Have built enough capacity that the group will continue to exist beyond the duration of this grant,
- Can articulate the results they are working towards and have a way to measure their progress, and
- Have a reasonable chance of accomplishing or making significant progress towards their goals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184388

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will range from $10,000 - $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants will run for two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The entity requesting funding must be a 501©3 nonprofit organization. If your network is not a 501©3 then a network member that is a nonprofit may apply on the network’s behalf and may charge up to 10% of the grant total to administer these funds.

Funding may not be used for capital expenses (e.g., office equipment or a van).

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals are due: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 4:00 p.m. HST

New users must first register before applying. The registration process may take up to 2 days so please register early.

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:

Pi'ikea Miller

Hawaii Community Foundation
827 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii