G.N. Wilcox Charitable Trust: Tuition Aid Programs

G. N. Wilcox Charitable Trust

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Grant amount: US $4,000 - US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 1, 2021

Applicant type: Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Preferred: Kauai County, Hawaii Other eligible locations: Hawaii

Location of residency: Preferred: Kauai County, Hawaii Other eligible locations: Hawaii

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About George Wilcox

George Norton Wilcox, the son of missionaries Abner and Lucy E. (Hart) Wilcox, was born in Hilo, Hawaii on August 15, 1839. He was educated at Punahou School on Oahu and graduated from Sheffield Scientific School (Yale) in New Haven, Connecticut.

A progressive sugar planter and industrial builder, Wilcox began his career growing sugar at Hanalei, Kauai in 1863. A year later he went to Grove Farm plantation, of which he eventually became owner. His scientific training made him a leader in improving living condition and developing natural resources on Kauai. He was instrumental in planning water systems for irrigation and household purposes and bringing electricity, telephone and ice service to the island.

Wilcox also had a distinguished career in public service. A representative for Kauai, he served as a member of every legislature from 1887 until annexation of the Islands in 1898.

A philanthropist, Wilcox’s interests centered largely around religious and educational work. In 1916, he created a trust to build the Salvation Army Home for Boys. Before he died in 1933, he amended the trust to serve a broader scope of purposes.

Fields of Interest

  • Education

Tuition Aid Program

Grants for are available to learning institutions serving children from preschool through 12th grade in the state of Hawaii.

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


  • Application for Tuition Aid programs grants are accepted from qualified tax-exempt (501 (c)(3) charitable learning institutions serving children from preschool through 12th grade throughout the state of Hawaii. 
  • Specific Eligibility Criteria
    •  Requires 100% Board of Director financial participation
    •  Learning Institution
  • Normally the Trust accepts only one request a year from an organization however an additional request may be considered from a school.
  • G. N. Wilcox Trust requires all members serving on the board of directors to make a personal annual financial contribution, at some level, to the support of the organization; in addition to participating in fundraising activities.
    • This policy excludes churches.


  • The Trust’s first priority is to assist Kauai schools serving that island.
  • Generally, the Trust prefers to be one of several contributors to a school’s tuition aid program, expecting the school to acquire needed funds from several sources to assure the continuation of the program in the future. 


  • The Trust does not give tuition aid to individuals.
  • It also does not provide grants for endowments.
  • Accreditation Policy
    • At the present time, G. N. Wilcox Trust Committee on Beneficiaries does not require schools submitting a request to be accredited.