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Legacy Grant (for Educators)

Locations Foundation Legacy Project

Legacy Project-E Kulia a Hana Pono Grant

Providing up to $25,000 to Improve Hawaii's Schools 

The mission statement of our Legacy Project is “E kulia a hana pono” or “to strive and do good.” If your school is in need of help to upgrade facilities or educational material, we invite you to apply for the Legacy Project E Kulia a Hana Pono, a grant of up to $25,000 from the Locations Foundation. Locations Foundation Legacy Projects focus on positively influencing Hawaii’s youth, educating them on environmental sustainability and giving them the tools to put all of these great ideas into action.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: April 11, 2018
  • Notification to Finalists: April 25, 2018
  • Final Selection of Project: May 9, 2018
  • Project Completion: October - November 2018

How to Apply for a Legacy Grant

Locations Foundation Legacy Grants are awarded to schools or organizations that are not private foundations.


  • Programs or projects that benefit the people of Oahu
  • Educational programs that improve and impact communities

Questions about the application process should be directed to Noele Kanemoto at (808) 738-3206.

Download the Legacy Grant application. Applications must include grant application form, budget form, assurances and description of proposed project(s). Email completed applications to TheFoundation@locationshawaii.com or mail to:

Locations Foundation
ATTN: Legacy Grant Event
614 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation is responsible for making all final grant decisions. Funding determinations will be based primarily on a written application. The Board, at their discretion, may request supplements to the application or site visits.


  1. Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and integrity.
  2. Agree to sign and follow Foundation grant assurances.
  3. Provide financial records for review upon request of the Foundation during the application process and thereafter if a grant is awarded.
  4. Participate in interviews with Foundation Board Members.
  5. Involve PCNC and/or PTO in the project.
  6. Provide volunteer support sufficient to complete the project that has been agreed upon between the Locations Foundation and the school, e.g., family members, alumni, students from other schools within the community.
  7. Provide a calendar of the implementation plan and completion date.
  8. Provide a quarterly status report.
  9. Provide a final report at the end of the project summarizing the results and a fiscal accounting of all expenditures.
  10. Provide a follow-up status report as requested for up to 2 years after the project ends.
  11. Promote the program and results through media, newsletters, email broadcasts, posting information in the cafeteria and on school bulletin boards, etc.

The Board of Trustees will use the following guidelines, with exception where necessary, in the grant approval process:

  1. Proposed projects should, if possible, have sources of income or in-kind contributions in addition to the funds being requested from the Foundation.
  2. Greater weight will be given to applicants with a prior history of successful delivery of quality services.
  3. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate community support for their projects.
  4. The Foundation will not fund a new program or project unless it is a "seed money" grant to encourage a new and unique way of meeting a need in the community in an economical and efficient manner.
  5. Only one grant will be awarded to an organization or school in any calendar year.

The Foundation will not fund individuals, political campaigns, religious organizations for the purpose of furthering their religion, or programs that duplicate services already provided to the community.

Past Recipients for Legacy Grants