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Apply for Maui Strong Fund grant funds for non-profit organizations from the Hawaii Community Foundation

If you are with a nonprofit organization seeking funding, please complete our short application.  If you have any questions on the application or our grants process, please email our HCF team at mauistrong@hcf-hawaii.org.

Organizations Seeking Funding

HCF is seeking funding requests for the Maui Strong Fund that have clear alignment with coordinated efforts on the ground on Maui. Requested fund amounts should align with the capacity of the organization to manage the grant funds (i.e., the organization has sufficient staff, accounting procedures, experience with programming, etc.). Independent efforts or self-deployment from neighbor islands or out-of-state organizations that have not been requested by Maui-based communities will likely not be funded. Read Maui Strong Funding Opportunity for detailed instructions on how to apply for a grant from the Maui Strong Fund.

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for financial resources from the Maui Strong Fund.

Non-501(c)(3) organizations are encouraged to find an existing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to serve as fiscal sponsor, and submitted projects must be charitable in nature. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

To apply for funding, please log in or register for an account to the Grants Portal. If you need assistance, please view our Applicant User Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, How-To Videos, and/or submit a support ticket.

HCF staff will review applications weekly. Applicants should receive a status update or decision from HCF staff within one to three weeks.

Maui Strong Fund Frequently Asked Questions

As of August 25, 2023, $67,559,959 has been donated to the Maui Strong Fund.

Click here to see the list of past Maui Strong Fund Grantees.

As of August 16, 2023, in little over a week after the devastating Maui wildfires, the Maui Strong Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation has received $35M from over 125,000 donors in 40 countries to support Maui communities affected by the devastating wildfires. Their team has been working with partners on the ground to understand the evolving needs and deploy these funds quickly and for high impact.

Partners in this round of funding are providing a wide range of important services including:
- coordination and shipping of fresh food and goods from Moloka‘i farmers, hunters and fishers
- temporary shelter support
- rental deposits and assistance for transitional housing- support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities- refrigerated trucks for food storage
- mobile clinics and traveling medical care
- gift cards to meet youth needs
- transportation coordination
- grief support, crisis intervention, mental health and well-being counseling
- gas and grocery gift cards
- standalone power stations
- internet access and mobile device charging
- emergency mobile pharmaceutical support
- vision clinics for those who need contacts or glasses replaced
- immigrant-focused services, including free green card replacement
- emergency shelter and feed for dogs, cats, and livestock that need temporary housing while displaced residents take care of other needs, and more.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email us at mauistrong@hcf-hawaii.org.

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