To achieve its mission of Building Resources for Hawai‘i’s Future, the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation occasionally chooses to invest outside of its core areas of focus. Because our funds for non-core grants are increasingly limited, we do not accept unsolicited proposals or inquiries that are not squarely focused on public education redesign, nearshore marine resource conservation, or strengthening the communities of Windward O‘ahu. Instead, the foundation proactively seeks proposals in other areas of focus when it sees a special opportunity to make a difference with limited resources.
We are attracted by initiatives in which our grant:
- Will allow a promising organization to make a quantum leap in its capacity to build resources for Hawai‘i;
- Will help spread innovative approaches to solving Hawai‘i’s most pressing problems; or
- Will significantly increase the impact of an institution that is already well known for its contributions to the health or social, economic, or cultural vitality of Hawai‘i.