Nonprofits

Thinking of Starting a Hawaiʻi Nonprofit?

Helpful advice from the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs on starting a nonprofit.

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Resources for Nonprofits

The work of local nonprofit organizations impacts the quality of life for everyone in Hawaiʻi. Recognizing the essential role they play in the economy and health of our community, the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation is committed to sharing knowledge about the nonprofit sector and strengthening nonprofit organizations through grants and training.

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Development Grants for Nonprofits

The Community-Based Economic Development Program offers loans, grants and technical assistance to eligible nonprofit, geographic, cultural or economic-based community groups.

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Nonprofit Agency Guide

Aloha United Way (AUW) supports 300+ local nonprofit organizations that deliver a wide range of services to the Hawaiʻi community. Their guide is a helpful resource for citizens looking to support local causes as well as for agencies looking to partner with AUW. All nonprofits on the list have been fully vetted as financially sound agencies delivering services effectively and efficiently to support the community needs.

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