Application Guidelines

Mission

The mission of the Central Pacific Bank Foundation is to strengthen our Hawaii communities by creating opportunities for our youth and fostering social progress.

Focus

Support will be focused in the areas of Education and Community Development.

Education enhances our youth’s learning by giving both students and teachers the right environment and tools to succeed.

  • Educational Tools - Increases access to essential education tools for needy students and classrooms including books, school supplies, and technology.
  • Teachers - Provides professional development and resources for teachers to offer a quality education.
  • Schools - Improves the quality of the school’s buildings and grounds that will create the foundation for learning.

Community Development assists underprivileged individuals and families in improving their economic status and opening doors to a better future.

  • Basic Needs - Grows distribution channels of basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing.
  • Social Services - Engages and develops life skills such as leadership, career development, and team building.

Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Applicants must be classified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and operating in the State of Hawaii.
  • Applicants must be in existence for at least two years and be in stable financial condition.
  • The Foundation does not generally fund conferences, festivals, and similar one-time events; activities that have already occurred; lobbying loans; funds for re-granting and grants to individuals or for benefit of identified individuals.
  • The Foundation will award no more than one grant to an organization at a time and no more than one grant in any calendar year. Once an organization has been granted funds, there is a one year period from the last payment and final report where the organization will not be eligible to apply for a new grant.
  • The Foundation does not accept incomplete applications or applications from organizations with overdue or inadequate final reports.

Application Procedures

  • Applications are only accepted online.
  • Complete the online application and attach the required documents. Additional documents that are not required on the application will not be considered.

Please have the following documents available when filling out the application. This application CANNOT BE SAVED.

  • IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter
  • Organization’s income statement (or profit/loss statement) for the most recently completed fiscal year. Audited financial statements are preferred but not required. Local units of national organizations must submit local unit financial information.
  • Organization’s balance sheet for the most recently completed fiscal year. Audited financial statements are preferred but not required. Local units of national organizations must submit local unit financial information.

If you have any questions, please call (808) 544-3609 or (808) 544-3673.