G. N. Wilcox Trust Grant

G. N. Wilcox Charitable Trust

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Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Next deadline: Jul 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Oct 1, 2020, Apr 1, 2021

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Museum/Library/Zoo

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program, Capital Project

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

  • Arts & Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Religion
  • Community

Types of Support

  • Program: Support is provided for programs that better the lives of individuals and families in the state of Hawaii.
  • General Operating: General Operating support is usually provided to organizations that have an established relationship with the Trust.
  • General Capital: Funding for General Capital grants are provided for small capital projects or equipment with total costs of less than $500,000.   

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  • Applications for grants are accepted from qualified tax‐exempt 501(c)(3), charitable organizations.  
  • The Committee’s general policy is to confine grants to organizations within the State of Hawaii.
  • The Committee on Beneficiaries will consider only one request a year from an organization. 
  • Program Support:
    • Requires 100% Board of Director financial participation
    • Commitment of school principal (if applicable)
    • Accepts fiscal sponsors
  • General Operating Support:
    • Requires 100% Board of Director financial participation
    • Plan for continued sustainability
  • General Capital Support:
    • Requires 100% Board of Director financial participation
    • Validation of expenses
    • Grants are provided for the purchase of equipment, renovations and construction of buildings. 


  • Its first priority is to assist Kauai organizations or agencies serving that island.
  • General Capital Support: Generally, the Trust prefers to be one of several contributors, expecting the organization to acquire needed funds from several sources to assure the project is completed at a specific time and/or in a timely manner.


  • Although the Trust is broad-purposed, it does not make grants to individuals, to endowments, for reserve purposes, or deficit financing; neither does it provide multiple-year funding.
  • Generally grants will not be made to government agencies, nor to organizations supported substantially by government funds, nor to organizations that “re‐grant” G. N. Wilcox Trust funds
  •  G. N. Wilcox Trust does not provide grants for the purchase of real estate; nor does the foundation provide grants for deficit funding or for endowments.