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McInerny Foundation

Area Served: Hawaii - Statewide
Proposal Due: Monthly

The Distribution Committee usually meets monthly to consider one request a year from qualified tax-exempt (501 (C) (3) charitable organizations within the State of Hawaii.  Although the Trust is broad-purposed, it does not make grants to churches or individuals, nor for endowments, reserve purposes, deficit financing, or for the purchase of real estate. 

Foundation Documents
  - Historical Background (PDF)
  - Grant List (PDF)

Program Information

Policy
Support is provided for programs and projects that better the lives of individuals and families in the state of Hawaii.

Deadline Dates
None – Generally proposals are reviewed monthly.

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

Specific Eligibility Criteria
  - Requires 100% Board of Director financial participation
  - Commitment of school principal (if applicable)
  - Accepts fiscal sponsors

Foundation Documents for Program Grants

Grant Application Information (PDF)

Reporting Guidelines (PDF)

General Operating Information

Policy
Support is usually provided to organizations having an established relationship with the Foundation. 

Deadline Dates
None – Generally proposals are reviewed monthly.

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

Specific Eligibility Criteria
  - Requires 100% Board of Director financial participation
  - Plan for continued sustainability

Foundation Documents for General Operating Grants

Grant Application Information (PDF)

Reporting Guidelines (PDF)

General Capital Information

Policy
Grants are provided for small capital projects, equipment, or renovations with total costs of less than $500,000.  

Deadline Dates
None – Generally proposals are reviewed monthly.

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

Specific Eligibility Criteria
  - Requires 100% Board of Director financial participation
  - Explicit criteria for religious affiliated organizations
  - Validation of expenses

Foundation Documents for General Capital Grants

Grant Application Information (PDF)

Reporting Guidelines (PDF)

Major Capital Information

Policy
Grants are provided for large capital campaigns, projects or equipment with costs of $500,000 or more. 

Deadline Date
Postmarked by July 1st

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

Specific Eligibility Criteria
  - Requires 100% Board of Director financial participation
  - Funds available for project must be at least 75% of goal prior to grant submission
  - Requires processed primary permits & government entitlements
  - Explicit criteria available for religious affiliated organizations
  - Expenses must be validated

Foundation Documents for Major Capital Grants

Grant Application Information (PDF)

Reporting Guidelines (PDF)

Tuition Aid Program Information

Policy
Grants for Tuition Aid Programs are available to learning institutions serving children from preschool through 12th grade in the state of Hawaii; however excludes church schools and organizations which proselytize, encourage theology, sectarianism, spiritualism, religion or any system of religious worship.

Generally the Trust prefers to be one of several contributors to a school’s tuition aid program, expecting the school to acquire needed funds from several sources to assure continuation of the program.

Normally the Trust accepts only one request a year from an organization; however an additional request may be considered from a school.

Deadline Date
Postmarked by November 15th 

Fields of Interest
  - Education

Specific Eligibility Criteria
  - Requires 100% Board of Director financial participation
  - WASC accreditation required for schools with any or all grades Pre-K – 12
  - NAEYC or NECPA accreditation required for preschools – 3rd grade programs
  - Learning Institution

Foundation Documents for Tuition Aid Program Grants

Grant Application Information (PDF)

Reporting Guidelines (PDF)

Reporting Guidelines - Tuition Aid UH COE (PDF)