Please Note: Carefully review the grant qualification and eligibility guidelines below. If your Hawaiian non-profit organization meets our qualifications, please download the grant application below and return to the Ama OluKai Foundation information provided.

Mission Statement

The Ama OluKai Foundation honors those who preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage and Aloha spirit of Hawai‘i.


Founded in 2014, the Ama OluKai Foundation is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) located in the State of Hawai‘i.  The Foundation seeks partnerships with organizations that are also located in Hawai‘i. We look for groups who have an understanding of the Hawaiian culture. Preserving, protecting and celebrating the cultural heritage and Aloha spirit in Hawai‘i is the mission of the Ama OluKai Foundation.

We intend to provide grants to organizations participating directly with the community. Organizations that re-grant, outsource or redistribute to other non-profits or beneficiaries are not eligible. Grant requests for scholarships, religious or political purposes are also not eligible.

Non-profit organizations with an annual budget of more than $750,000 are not the focus of our support in Hawaii, and therefore not eligible.

The Ama OluKai Foundation has one grant cycle per year which runs on a fiscal year ending on February 28th. 

The 2019 grant applications deadline is February 4th. All applications received after this date will be submitted in the following 2020 year.

The Ama OluKai Foundation targets programs that are directly designed to educate and serve Hawaiian communities. Our goal is to partner with organizations that promote the Hawaiian culture and heritage from its ancestral past to present day. We encourage those who benefit from our partnership to carry forward the tradition and spirit of giving for future generations. Educating non-endemic visitors to Hawaii about our aligned principles is also important.

Areas of Interest

Given our focus on cultural development in Hawai‘i, The Ama OluKai Foundation’s primary funding interests include:

  • Supporting endemic organizations whose efforts are directed towards the development of quality communities and individuals in Hawai‘i.

  • Preserving the rich traditions and lessons from the past, with emphasis on the arts, sciences, language, customs, morals, physical activities and educational outreach.

  • Supporting organizations that perpetuate the Aloha spirit.


The Ama OluKai Foundation offers grants to non-profit organizations located in Hawai‘i. Applicants for grants must be nonprofit organizations as classified under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code

Please Note: If your Hawai‘i non-profit organization meets our qualifications in this document, please submit your information to the following:

Mail To:

Ama OluKai Foundation
ATTN: Executive Director
3023 B Loomis Street, Honolulu, HI  96822

Email To:

Ama OluKai Foundation
ATTN: Executive Director

Fax To:

Ama OluKai Foundation
ATTN: Executive Director

2019 Online Grant Application

Click here to submit your grant application online.