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Monty Richards Hawaii Island Community Award

Application Due July 6, 2015

Download Application here

On Oct. 1, the recipients of the 2014 Bank of Hawaii Foundation Monty Richards Hawaii Island Community Award were announced. The award recognized exemplary nonprofit leadership, and provided three grants totaling $30,000. See below for a list of recipients since 2008.

Hawaii County nonprofit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organizations are invited to submit applications for the 2015 Bank of Hawaii Foundation Monty Richards Hawaii Island Community Award. The 2015 award will provide one or more grants up to $30,000. Nominations may be made by the public or the organizations themselves.

For the 2015 Monty Richards Hawaii Island Community Award, Bank of Hawaii Foundation is particularly interested in programs in the areas of community development, education or housing that will benefit residents of Hawaii County, including low- to moderate-income youth and their families. Application forms are available as a downloadable PDF above, or at all Bank of Hawaii branches on Hawaii Island.

Nomination materials should be submitted to:

Bank of Hawaii Foundation
P.O. Box 3170
Honolulu, HI 96802-3170

About Monty Richards
The award was established in honor of Herbert “Monty” Montague Richards, Jr., former president and general manager of Kahua Ranch and lifetime community volunteer.

Previous Recipients of the Bank of Hawaii Foundation Monty Richards Hawaii Island Community Award

In 2014, the $30,000 award was equally divided among the following nonprofits:
  • Hawaii Island Adult Care
  • Ka`u Hospital Charitable Foundation
  • Kona Historical Society

In 2013 the award was divided among:

  • Friends of the Future’s Hawaii Collaborative Health Initiative (HI-CHI) ($5,000),
  • Hilo Medical Center ($10,000), and
  • Kona Hospital Foundation ($10,000).
In 2012 the award was divided among:
  • The Arc of Hilo ($5,000),
  • North Kohala Community Resource Center ($10,000),
  • O Ka‘u Kakou ($5,000), and
  • West Hawaii Community Health Center ($5,000).
In 2011 the $25,000 award was divided among:
  • Bay Clinic, Inc. ($10,000),
  • Family Support Hawaii ($10,000), and
  • Kokua Christian Ministries ($5,000).
In 2010 the award was doubled to $20,000, which was divided among:
  • Big Island Substance Abuse Council ($5,000),
  • Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii ($5,000), and
  • Hamakua Health Center, Inc. ($10,000).

In 2009, the $10,000 award was divided equally between:

  • Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of East Hawaii, and
  • West Hawaii Mediation Center.

In 2008, the $10,000 inaugural award was divided equally between:

  • Ka‘u Hospital Foundation and
  • North Kohala Community Resource Center.