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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)

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)

apply online
Enter Code: MFPS

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)

apply online
Enter Code: MFGOS

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)

apply online
Enter Code: MFGCS

Major Capital Information

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

Deadline Date
Applications must be submitted 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 25% 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)

apply online
Enter Code: MFMCS

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
Applications must be submitted 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)

apply online
Enter Code: MFTAPS