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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)
  - Grant List (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)

Reporting Guidelines (PDF)

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)

Reporting Guidelines (PDF)