Founded in 1962, the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation works to build resources for Hawai‘i’s future. We do so by investing in promising initiatives and organizations through grantmaking, using our convening power, and introducing and spreading new ideas and approaches to help solve some of Hawai‘i’s most pressing problems. Specifically, our mission is to:
- Close the achievement gap in public education so that all of Hawai‘i’s children, regardless of their socioeconomic background, have access to and benefit from high-quality education, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, that prepares them for a successful future;
- Restore Hawai‘i’s nearshore marine life populations so that future generations can benefit and learn from this rich natural resource;
- Build on the strengths of Windward O‘ahu communities through investments that support the region’s rich cultural legacy, its youth and families, and its natural resources, and its natural resources.