Community Funds. Community Action.
Hawaii People’s Fund is a publicly-supported social justice philanthropy advancing a grassroots movement for Change, Not Charity™.
WE'RE ABOUT CHANGE
A force for progressive social change, Hawai`i People's Fund supports passionate, often alternative voices and their vision of creating a more just and equitable Hawaiʻi. Whether it is the poetically-slamming voices of Youth Speaks Hawai'i, the cross-sector organizing of Pride at Work Hawaiʻi, or the voices of incarcerated women, Hawai'i People's Fund strives to support those who will bring important and creative ways of reimagining community and Hawaiʻi. Hawai‘i People's Fund assists groups considered too small, too new, or too controversial by traditional funding agencies.
Founded in 1972, Hawai‘i People's Fund is a publicly supported community fund established to provide grants to progressive grassroots social change organizations working in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i People's Fund brings together those who want to invest in justice with those who are actively pursuing justice in a united vision for social change. Our philosophy of community-based strategic philanthropy offers a unique alternative to traditional charitable giving. Individuals who contribute to Hawai‘i People's Fund are investing in our community's future by supporting projects that seek out the root causes of social problems and pose new solutions.