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John M. Ross Foundation

Area Served: Island of Hawaii
Proposal Due: February 1st

The Distribution Committee provides assistance to qualified tax-exempt (501 (C) (3) charitable organizations on the Big Island of Hawaii that focus on teens from 11-18 years of age. 

Priority is given to programs/projects that support teens with higher needs and limited access.  The following are examples of “higher needs and limited access”:  financial need, little or no family support, limited access to transportation, resources, and/or activities.

Foundation Documents
  - Historical Background (PDF)  

Program Information

Policy
Support is provided for programs that better the lives of teens on the Big Island.

Fields of Interest
  - Arts & Culture
  - Education
  - Environment
  - Health
  - Human Services
  - Religion
  - Community

Specific Eligibility Criteria
  - Programs/projects must benefit Big Island teens
  - Commitment of school principal (if applicable)
  - Accepts fiscal sponsors

Foundation Documents for Program Grants

Grant Application Information (PDF)

apply online
Enter Code: JMRFP

General Capital Information

Policy
Support is occasionally provided as funding for direct expenses (i.e. specific equipment and/or material) relating to a teen program or project.    

Fields of Interest
  - Arts & Culture
  - Education
  - Environment
  - Health
  - Human Services
  - Religion
  - Community

Specific Eligibility Criteria
  - Must be a direct expense
  - Validation of expenses

Foundation Documents for General Capital Grants

Grant Application Information (PDF)

apply online
Enter Code: JMRFGC