Hawaii Community Foundation

We help those who do good, do greater.

aka HCF   |   Honolulu, HI   |  www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org

Mission

HCF helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit of giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every island community.

Ruling year info

1996

President and CEO

Mr. Micah A. Kane

Main address

827 Fort Street Mall

Honolulu, HI 96813 USA

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EIN

99-0261283

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grants and initiatives

HCF provides charitable services including: philanthropic consulting services, referrals, giving vehicle options, research on community issues, and flexible/low-cost ways to make gifts that benefit the community. As a strategic grantmaker, HCF invests in the community through initiatives and programs. HCF has given $27 million in grants: $16.1 million from HCF funds and $11.3 million from private foundations. The total amount of $27 million includes $2.6 million distributed in scholarships from HCF and contract funds.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of high performing nonprofits supported with unrestricted funding

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Related Program

Grants and initiatives

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2019 HCF's FLEX program awarded $4M of unrestricted funds to nonprofits demonstrating high performance including 21 that received multiyear support.

Number of conference attendees

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Grants and initiatives

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

More than 2,000 educators attended the Schools of the Future conference.

Number of participants who report substantially less smoking at the end of the program

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Related Program

Grants and initiatives

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Hawaii Tobacco Trust Fund : More than 6,500 people received tobacco cessation services (97% from high-risk populations) resulting in 82% quitting for at least a day and 26% quitting for 30 days.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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Related Program

Grants and initiatives

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The foundation provided $7M in post-secondary scholarships to more than 1,200 Hawaii students

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

1,277 students received more than $6M in scholarships to attend college

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2019 the Foundation made $64M in grants and investments into the community—$4+M more than in 2018. This included $43M on behalf of donors and clients.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In 2015 the Hawaii Community Foundation aims to accomplish the following:

COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS & IMPACT
Our grantmaking will have positive impact in the community

GREATER GIVING AND EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY
We will help philanthropists and philanthropy grow and become more effective

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS & INFLUENCE
We will use and share our networks, data and knowledge to influence donors, nonprofits and others around important community issues

HCF ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE
We will maintain & strengthen our financial, talent and knowledge assets

-The Hawaii Community Foundation is increasing the engagement of funders and donors in collaborative grantmaking
-The community foundation implements and coordinates multifunder efforts around homelessness, school connectedness, college success, social and emotional learning, arts education, environment and sustainability, arts and culture, and nonprofit effectiveness
-Advancing Nonprofit Excellence supports executives and board members to help their organizations become high performing through conferences, online Knowledge Center, technical assistance and executive leadership conference
-The community foundation convenes stakeholders around priority community issues
-The community foundation collects and shares data on nonprofits and philanthropy and serves as a knowledge resource for the sector

-The Hawaii Community Foundation projects $51M in grantmaking in 2015 ($20M discretionary grants + $31M client grantmaking)
-The community foundation manages assets in excess of $550 Million
-The community foundation staff of 65+ are located across the state
-The community foundation is seen as a trusted resource on nonprofits, community issues, and philanthropy

As of mid-2015, the Hawaii Community Foundation has accomplished the following (select examples from our Results Report):

-$28 Million in grants in the community
-$4.7M scholarships were awarded to more than 1,300 students
-83 nonprofits enrolled with Catchafire skills-based volunteers
-300+ participants in Advancing Nonprofit Excellence board and executive leadership conference
-Launch of online Knowledge Center with philanthropy and nonprofit resources
-Year 2 Connecting for Success and Year 1 Housing ASAP evaluations completed
-168 new donors engaged with the community foundation

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hawaii Community Foundation

Board of directors
as of 3/6/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Deborah Berger

Co-founder, The Learning Coalition

Term: 2015 - 2018

Richard Gushman

DGM Group, Inc.

Jennifer Sabas

The Daniel K. Inouye Institute Fund

Paul Kosasa

ABC Stores

Peter Ho

Bank of Hawaii

Katherine Richardson

Community Volunteer

Tyrie Jenkins

Jenkins Eye Care

Deborah Berger

Co-Founder, The Learning Coalition

Elliot Mills

Aulani, A Disney Resort

Judy Pietsch

Judy B. Pietsch Consulting

Robert Harrison

First Hawaiian Bank

Mary Bitterman

Bernard Osher Foundation

Kaleialoha Cadinha-Puaa

Cadinha & Co., LLC

Roberta Chu

Bank of Hawaii

Alan Arizumi

First Hawaiian Bank

Robert Bean

Alert Holdings Group, Inc. (retired)

Michael Broderick

YMCA of Honolulu

Mark Agne

Private investor

Tamar Goodfellow

Philanthropist/Volunteer

Michael Irish

Halm's Enterprise

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes