The mission of Women’s Fund of Hawai`i is to support innovative, grassroots programs that empower women and girls in Hawai`i.
We believe that when women thrive, communities prosper.
WFH will make grants to organizations or programs that:
- Help the most vulnerable women and girls realize their potential.
- Promote women’s financial security and girls’ strengths and leadership
- Address the factors that stand the way of women’s success, including violence, adolescent pregnant, low self-esteem, physical and mental health problems, substance abuse, prostitution, incarceration, immigrant status, homophobia, inadequate childcare, sports inequities, reproductive rights, poverty, disabilities and racism.
- Build on the gifts, strengths and assets of women and girls and promote their well-being.
We accomplish our mission by educating, fundraising, and making grants. Our educational program includes raising awareness about important issues affecting women and girls in Hawai`i and what organizations are doing to address them. We raise monies from individuals, foundations, and corporations. We distribute these funds in the form of grants to community based organizations. We make grants through an RFP process with outreach through the media, our newsletter and website, and by our “program committee” and our board.