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Hawai‘i Life Now Accepting Grant Applications

March 16, 2018, 8:13 AM HST
* Updated March 16, 8:15 AM
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The Hawai‘i Life Charitable Fund (HLCF) is currently accepting grant applications for funding from Hawai‘i-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The HLCF is a nonprofit that provides funding through their Hawai‘i Love program to support the efforts of local charities, with a simple mission of working to preserve Hawai‘i’s beauty and culture by supporting its people. Under the auspices of Hawai‘i Love, the HLCF’s 2018 “Caring for our Keiki” giving campaign will support children’s causes.

The HLCF is managed in partnership with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation that supports the philanthropic efforts of Hawai‘i Life Real Estate Brokers, the third largest real estate brokerage in the state, headquartered in Princeville on Kaua‘i. The HLCF is managed in partnership with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

This year, the HLCF will award grants to nonprofits who care for the children of Hawai‘i. Their directorial board encourages any and all local nonprofit organizations that serve Hawai‘i’s children to apply under this broad “Caring for our Keiki” campaign.

Hawai‘i Life Real Estate Brokers has long supported local nonprofits on a corporate level, as well as through the generous donations of their agents and brokers statewide. The Hawai‘i Love program and the Hawai‘i Life Charitable Fund were developed four years ago to formalize their efforts to support local causes.

The company’s agents and brokers donate and direct the HLCF funding year. The HLCF is primarily supported through agent and broker donations throughout the year, though the general public can make contributions through the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. Those wishing to make contributions can donate online or through the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. To learn how to donate, visit give.hawaiilife.com/donate.

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The HLCF’s 2017 giving campaign’s theme “A Hale for All” was designed to support the efforts of local nonprofits focused on creating affordable housing for Hawai‘i residents. The HLCF supported five worthy Hawai‘i nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations with $2,500 grants last year. These recipients included the Hawai‘i Homeownership Center, Hawaiian Community Assets, ALEA Bridge, Kahumana and Na Hale O Maui.

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In 2017, the HLCF also continued its support of the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) with a grant of $5,000. HILT is a nonprofit organization committed to working with private landowners, community groups, community leaders and government partners to protect Hawai‘i’s precious lands. Using a variety of tools, HILT helps landowners integrate conservation into their land use plans in perpetuity. 2018 marks the second year that the HLCF has supported to the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust.

For 2018 the HLCF will be awarding four $5,000 grants to five nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations that fall into the 2018 campaign of “Caring for our Keiki.” Applications for the 2018 campaign “Caring for our Keiki” are now being accepted. To be eligible, charities must have obtained 501(c)(3) status. Applications are currently being accepted for the April 30, 2018, deadline. The HLCF urges charities that meet these criteria to inquire by completing the steps at give.hawaiilife.com/apply.

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