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Ko'olau Pilina Fund Grant

Harold K. L. Castle Foundation

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Next predicted deadline: Sep 1, 2022

Later predicted deadlines: Oct 1, 2022, Nov 1, 2022, Dec 1, 2022, Jan 1, 2023, Feb 1, 2023, Mar 1, 2023, Apr 1, 2023, May 1, 2023, Jun 1, 2023, Jul 1, 2023

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $15,000

Fields of work: Family Services Farms & Farming Food Security Health Care Access & Delivery Health & Medicine Education

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Honolulu County, Hawaii

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

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Purpose of the Pilina Fund

The Pilina Fund (the fund) was first seeded by the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation for the purpose of supporting rapid responses to COVID-related issues in Koʻolau, Oʻahu. Koʻolau is defined for these purposes as the region between Kahuku and Makapuʻu, Oʻahu. Over the last year, residents of Koʻolau have met the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis with creative, community-based solutions. The fund is intended to support trusted community-embedded organizations doing work closest to our neighbors who need the most help.

Fund Priorities

The fund prioritizes projects specificially tailored to Koʻolau communities. Members of the Koʻolau community have come together to form the Pilina Fund Committee (the Committee) and assess proposals. The Committee will prioritize proposals that:

  • Request between $5,000 and $15,000
  • Come from or are sponsored by an organization with IRS 501 (c)(3) tax exempt status
  • Support projects in the following areas:
    • Family strengthening
    • Āina, farming, and food security
    • Health and health care
    • Education and learning
  • Do not duplicate Castle Foundation grantmaking in the region in education, career readiness, fostering ʻāina-based mindsets, and eviction prevention

Values of the Fund

The Pilina Fund Committee will use the following values to shape decision making and prioritization of projects:


As much as possible, we desire to be pono and strive for balance across the Koʻolau region. Our goal is to spread the funding equitably, while also working to ensure the funding is reaching projects that best represent the purposes of this fund.


We believe in the Pilina Fund going beyond alleviating immediate needs from COVID-19 to building long-term community wellbeing. We hope to invest in pilina or building the relationship among community members to ensure longer term resiliency.

Ola Ka ʻĀina, Ola Ke Kānaka

It is important that these funds support both healthy people and healthy lands. If our land thrives, so do we as a Koʻolau community.

Aloha Koʻolau

All projects must be specific to the unique needs of our Koʻolau communities. We want to support projects that understand the unique needs of our neighbors and find creative solutions to meet these needs.

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This page was last reviewed May 07, 2022 and last updated May 07, 2022