Hawaii Resilience Fund

Resilience is Hawaii


During the COVID-19 crisis, it’s something our islands need more than ever. The resilience to lift each other up and, despite great challenges, keep from getting down. The resilience to stay strong and dig deep. That’s why Bank of Hawaii Foundation is proud to be a major sponsor of the Hawai‘i Resilience Fund, which provides essential health, food and economic assistance to people in our community who have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. You can help too, by donating today.

Our community in action.

What is Hawai‘i Community Foundation?

The Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit of giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every island community.

At the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, they strive to use both their heads and their hearts to help Hawaii in meaningful and measurable ways. Using the collective wisdom from their network of supporters, they are able to make effective decisions, powered by philanthropic passion, to improve our communities.

HCF wants to make giving easy for you. To make a contribution, visit their website, and select the Hawai‘i Resilience Fund to make a quick, secure donation.

What is the Hawai‘i Resilience Fund?

The Hawai‘i Resilience Fund was created by HCF and the Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund to address the growing social and economic impacts of COVID-19 in Hawaii. The first round of grants will be deployed rapidly to the public health sector and community-based nonprofits to implement actions targeted at reducing the spread of the Coronavirus disease. This includes expanding regional test sites and screenings, and supporting self-quarantine measures, such as home visits and distribution of food supplies to populations disproportionately impacted by the outbreak. As fundraising continues, additional grants will be awarded on a rolling basis, making it possible to quickly adapt to evolving needs.

The Hawai‘i Resilience Fund was created to rapidly deploy resources to community nonprofits and healthcare providers who are working on the ground to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Hawai‘i.

HCF is working in close collaboration with state leaders, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and philanthropists to get a clear understanding of the quickly-evolving priorities in our community. Grant reviews happen daily using their four-phase approach to resilience, outlined here.

Who are the grantees of the Hawai‘i Resilience Fund?

A complete list of grantees can be found on the HCF site here. Each organization is working in one or more of Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s four-phased approach to community resilience through the CHANGE framework, which has a specific focus on our most vulnerable island residents. These providers represent a wide range of target populations and geographies.

How can I donate to the Hawai‘i Resilience Fund?

If you’d like to make an online donation, visit the HCF’s Hawai‘i Resilience Fund donation page here.

To make a donation by check, please write “Hawai‘i Resilience Fund” in the memo and mail to: Hawai‘i Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Donations are also being accepted at all open Bank of Hawaii branches. For a complete list of open branches, click here.

Because, together, resilience is who we are.

Resilience is community.
Resilience is Hawaii.

The Hawai‘i Resilience Fund is a program of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

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