Cooke Foundation Grants

Cooke Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Next anticipated deadline: Sep 4, 2019 8:00pm PDT

Later anticipated deadlines: Mar 1, 2020 7:00pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Hawaii

Location of residency: United States

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The Cooke Foundation supports worthy endeavors in the community that the family feels will make a significant difference in the betterment and welfare of the people of Hawai`i.

The Foundation’s priority interests are

  • arts, culture, humanities;
  • education;
  • environment; and
  • human services.

The Foundation may choose to fund over a number of years. In the case of a multi-year pledge, payments are released in twelve-month intervals, and each payment is contingent on receipt of a satisfactory progress report. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be classified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applicants must be in existence for five years based on the IRS ruling date of federal income tax exemption and be in stable financial condition.
  • Requests for more than $5,000 should demonstrate that the Cooke Foundation portion of the budget does not exceed 30% of the total project budget


  • The Cooke Foundation encourages Hawaii non-profit organizations to build their long-term sustainability through support from diverse funding sources such as foundation grants, public grants and contracts, individual donations, and earned income.


  • The Foundation does not make grants to supporting organizations classified under section 509(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 
  • The Foundation does not generally fund
    • loans;
    • endowments;
    • funds for re-granting;
    • conferences, festivals, and similar one-time events;
    • religious programs;
    • activities that have already occurred;
    • scholarships; and
    • grants to individuals or for the benefit of identified individuals.
  • The Foundation generally does not provide ongoing funding, support any one program for more than two consecutive years, or fund any one organization for more than two consecutive years.