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What Exactly Does the Hawai‘i Community Foundation Do?

(Sponsored) A whole lot, thanks to you!


Hawaii Community Foundation offeringEver wonder what Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) is, what it does? We hear that question a lot, and truth is, it’s a lot of things, to a lot of different people.  But mostly, it’s a catalyst for change, helping donors make the impact they’ve always wanted and creating long-term solutions for many of Hawai‘i’s most pressing problems. 


• HCF is a place to leave a legacy, whether creating a shared fund or a permanent endowment that continues to make a difference in the community for decades to come.


“You only get one chance to leave a footprint,” —Laura Sayres on establishing a fund in memory of her son, providing rescue equipment to Hawai‘i Island fire departments.


• HCF is a place of innovation, capacity, and ideas, transforming donors’ generosity into lasting change in their communities and in the organizations they cherish. 


“HCF helps nonprofits that might be subject-rich but management-poor to train, maintain, and sustain their mission.”  —Barry Taniguchi, long-time member of HCF’s Board of Governors and executive of Hawai‘i Island’s KTA Super Stores.


• HCF is a nexus for education-minded donors and college bound students, literally a one-stop-shop that matches over 200 donor-established funds with Hawai‘i’s students looking to pursue degrees in everything from art and design to nursing to technology fields. 


“You don’t have to be Bill Gates to give. Something small can make a big difference.” —Jon & Eleyne Fia, legacy donors establishing a fund for Waipahu and Campbell high school  graduates


HCF is a gathering place — a place where donors,  ideas, community members, philanthropists, and experts come together, all working to leave Hawai‘i better than we found it. 


That’s HCF: amplifying the power of giving.


Did you know?

Beyond scholarships and grants, HCF is the catalyst that brings together donors and experts on six target areas – education, environment, socio/cultural concerns, health and social welfare, civic engagement, and the economy — finding solutions and putting programs in place that make a difference today and for decades to come.



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Learn more about HCF at HawaiiCommunityFoundation.org


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