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For more than 100 years, Bank of Hawaii has been helping individuals and corporations devise the best, most effective ways to direct and manage their giving through private charitable trusts and foundations. The majority of the charitable trusts for which Bank of Hawaii serves as trustee designate the charities that are to receive funds generated by trust assets. However, all of the charitable trusts and foundations included here accept grant applications from Hawaii (and in some instances, Pacific Island) charities.

New Online Grant System!

Our new online system is now live! You can still access the applications to our various foundations here on our Philanthropy site. Just simply click on the Foundation you are interested in applying to and you will see an “Apply” button and an access code at the bottom of the page. Please note, you will need to reference this access code to apply. Once you click on the “Apply” button, you will be automatically directed to our new site. We hope you enjoy the functionalities of our new system!

Online Training Documents
Charitable Foundation Services has created training documents to assist grant applicants with our new online system
    1. Creating Your New Organization Account - will guide new applicants through the process of creating an     organization account.
    2. Applying for a Grant - will guide the applicant through the application process.

Notice to Freelance, Contract or Independent Grant Writer
Please note that grant writers submitting requests on behalf of other organizations will need to have a unique email address for each organization. You may use free email service providers (e.g.: gmail, yahoo, etc.) to create your unique email address. Alternatively, you may contact your organization directly to see if they are able to assign an email to you specifically for submitting requests on their behalf.

Looking for a grant?

Several of the private foundations for which Bank of Hawaii serves as trustee or agent have made their grant application available on this website. You can search by foundation name or type of grant by clicking on the Grant Search to the left. Please note that many have specific restrictions which can be found within their guideline documents. If you have questions, each page has a “Contact Us” link through which you may make an inquiry or find the phone number for someone who can help you.

If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Moniz: (808) 694-4944 or Paula Boyce: (808) 694-4945.

Need assistance with your foundation?

Bank of Hawaii has one of the few trust divisions in the U.S. with a department dedicated solely to the administration of foundations and charitable trusts. Responsible for approximately 120 grant-making foundations, the bank’s Charitable Foundation Services Department has been helping individuals and corporations devise the best, most effective ways to direct and manage their giving through private charitable trusts and foundations.

Bank of Hawaii’s Charitable Foundation Services Department was established to serve private foundations in Hawaii and their grantmaking needs. The department’s eight staff members include three account officers (one with a JD/MBA), one grants administrator, and four specialists.

If you would like more information on how Bank of Hawaii's Charitable Foundation Services Department can assist with your grantmaking needs, click on the Foundation Services to the left or call (808) 694-4540.