Donating to schools

​Contribute to the lifeblood of the community by donating to our public schools. The financial and material assistance provided by caring individuals and partners can make the difference in young lives.


Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation

An independent nonprofit corporation dedicated to strengthening the quality of public education. The Foundation uses its Good Idea Grant Program to stimulate innovation and academic excellence in Hawaii's public schools. Mini-grants are awarded to teachers and schools for innovative instructional ideas that will improve student learning. More than $3 million in mini-grants have been awarded since 1986. The Foundation has also made travel grants to students and channeled major contributions to designated schools or projects meeting the criteria of the donor.

Hawa​​​ii 3R’s

This nonprofit organization launched by the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye assists schools with small-in-scope projects to improve school campuses, matching donor funds in the amount of grants (limited to $50,000) to schools who produce matching private contributions or professional volunteerism (“sweat equity”).

Donations of goods for homeles​​s keiki

Hawaii's public schools serve an estimated 3,000 homeless​ students statewide. Thanks to donations of classroom supplies, we're usually able to provide students what's needed for classwork — backpacks, notebooks, pens, etc. We often have a need for footwear, shoes and slippers. To donate footwear or school supplies, call:

  • ​Oahu: 808-305-9869
  • Neighbor Islands: 866-927-7095

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