Stewarded by a community that understands, embraces, and supports historic preservation, the Historic Hawai'i Foundation works to ensure that the unique history of the Hawaiian Islands remains alive and intact for the enrichment of present and future generations.
To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Historic Preservation Grants program. Through the program, grants ranging from between $10,000 and $100,000 will be awarded in support of restoration or rehabilitation construction projects that preserve the character-defining features of an historic building or site. Projects should demonstrate that local support and investment is in place prior to employing, and that following completion of the preservation project the site or building will be used for a public or community purpose. All projects are required to follow the secretary of the interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and to commit to preserving the historic property for at least ten years after receiving the funds.
Eligible applicants include public agencies, organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and other nonprofit organizations.
See the Historic Hawai'i Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.