Grant Application Instructions

HWLF has two windows of opportunity for grant applications throughout the calendar year. Grants are funded with the proceeds of the previous year’s fundraiser. Priority is given to applicants with projects that benefit women and children in Hawai`i. Neighbor island applications are encouraged.

In general, grants are considered in April and November. Dates can vary. The current grant period deadlines for the year are listed below.

The current grant application is also available below. Detailed instructions are provided on that form. Please note that the preferred submission method is via email.

Partial List of Previous Grantees

  • Adult Friends for Youth
  • Aloha Medical Mission
  • Child and Family Services
  • Domestic Violence Action Center
  • Family Promise of Hawai`i
  • Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Friends of Family Specialty Courts
  • Habitat for Humanity (West Hawai`i, Big Island)
  • Hale Kipa
  • Hale Ola Abuse Shelter
  • Hawai`i Friends of Justice and Civic Education
  • Hawai`i Justice Foundation
  • Hawai`i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Hawai`i State Foster Parents Association
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawai`i
  • Institute for Human Services
  • Kids Hurt Too
  • Kids Matter – Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of West Hawai`i (Big Island)
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i (Kaua`i branch)
  • Legal Hotline
  • Maui Mediation Services
  • Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawai`i
  • Nā Loio No Nā Kānaka
  • Planned Parenthood of Hawai`i
  • Read to Me International, Inc.
  • Salvation Army (Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division) Family Treatment Services Program
  • Waikīkī Health Center
  • Hawai`i Women in Filmmaking
  • YMCA (Island of Hawai`i; O`ahu)


Grant Application Form

Detailed instructions are provided on the form. Please note that the preferred submission method is via email.

Download the grant application to your computer: Right-click the link above and select:

  • “Save target as” or “Save link as”
  • Computer folder/window to house the Word DOC file
  • “Save” button


Grant Application Deadlines

The grant period deadlines for the year are:

  • April 17, 2015 (extended)
  • October 2, 2015