Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements
for LWVHEF Grants
This document describes how to obtain grants from the LWVHEF and the steps the applicants must follow. All requests for grants are to be sent to:
League of Women Voters
of Honolulu Education Fund
49 South Hotel Street Room 314
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Projects may be funded that:
- promote plans, developments, projects and activities which enhance and improve the general welfare of the people of Oahu, protect its natural environment and/or implement plans designed to maintain or improve the quality of life of its citizens; and
- protect the public interest against development projects and/or activities that would not promote and/or would actually harm such welfare, environment, or quality of life.
Some project examples include providing voters’ services and/or citizen information forums and debates; supporting the publication of listings of elected officials and balanced information on issues; supporting educational public meetings (seminars, conferences, forums or workshops) and media (radio, TV, slide presentations) programs that discuss issues in an unbiased way.
- Eligibility Criteria
In order to maintain our non-profit status and as a tax-exempt Sec 501(C)(3) organization, the Internal Revenue Service has certain criteria that must be followed and can be found here: Exemption Requirements - 501(c)(3) .
Projects must be non-partisan and not used for staff salary. Projects that generate income must use that income for educational purposes. Written notification to LWVHEF of the source and amount of funds from other organizations is required. Failure to notify LWVHEF of outside funding may result in withholding approval or payment.
The LWVHEF must be properly credited on all materials published as a result of the Project.
Steps to Apply for Grant
- After reading information contained within the LWVEF website including appropriate links, and determining eligibility, the Applicant will print out and submit to the LWVEF a completed Project Funding Request Summary form including a current copy of State of Hawaii Domestic Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report (for non-profit corporations) and a Project Budget Estimate form.
- These completed forms will be delivered to LWVEF either by hand, mail or email if scanned.
Funding Request and Budget Estimate Forms
Status Report Form
Final Report Form