Harold K.L. Castle, owner of Kāne‘ohe Ranch and grandson of one of the early missionary families to Hawai‘i, established his foundation in 1962 and provided a large portion of his wealth, including his Windward O‘ahu real estate assets, to fund the organization.
Our hope is that you’ll find this site chock full of information on who we are, what we fund, what grantmaking strategies we’re using, what we’re learning, and how to submit an online inquiry.
We believe in transparency, so you’ll see lists of every recent grant made as well as recent tax returns and other financial information. There are also new links to the Foundation’s YouTube channel and to the schedules for our free monthly hula and slack-key music performances held in Kailua Town.
Though our online look is new and our assets are larger due to the recent sale of our landholdings to Alexander & Baldwin, the mission of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation remains the same:
- close the achievement and college-completion gaps for students across the state of Hawai‘i
- restore nearshore marine ecosystems in the main Hawaiian islands
- strengthen the vibrancy of Windward O‘ahu communities
We achieve this mission through grants, which we see as investments—investments in ambitious, creative initiatives that deliver results by clearly making Hawaii a better place for its children, communities, and environment. Money for those grants comes from the Foundation’s $200 million endowment, which is managed carefully to ensure that the Foundation can serve as a resource for Hawai‘i’s future generations.
Stay tuned for more improvements in all of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation’s online communications as we strive to tell the story of the great work that our grantees do. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggestions to improve our site.
President & CEO