HONOLULU, HI – Bank of Hawaii is now accepting applications for the 2013 Monty Richards Hawaii Island Community Award. Hawaii County nonprofit organizations are invited to apply by July 5. The award provides one or more grants totaling up to $25,000. Nominations may be made by the public or by the 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organizations themselves.
The award was established in 2008 in honor of Herbert “Monty” Montague Richards, Jr., a dedicated Hawaii Island community leader and former longtime board director for Bank of Hawaii.
Award selection will be based on: a) exemplary fulfillment of the organization’s mission; b) the leadership demonstrated by the organization’s executive director and board; and c) the organization’s engagement in one of the following focus areas: community development, education and human services. Additional consideration will be given to organizations that also focus on community development through financial education programs.
Application forms are available at all Hawaii Island branches or by calling: (808) 854-2029 or (808) 854-2021. Nomination materials should be submitted to: Bank of Hawaii, Attn: Monty Richards Award, P.O. Box 305, Hilo, Hawaii 96721.