Hawai’i Life
Charitable Fund




The Hawai‘i Life Charitable Fund was created to answer a need for flexible, responsive and innovative giving opportunities for our agents, brokers, employees and clients. We work together with The Hawai’i Community Foundation, one of the Nation’s most trusted and effective non-profit organizations. Thank you for providing your support to our community through this fund.

Our Story
The Hawai‘i Life Charitable Fund is a donor-advised fund at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and is supported primarily through agent, broker and client donations, though anyone can donate to the HLCF.

Our Mission
Our mission is to work to preserve Hawai‘i’s beauty and culture by supporting its people. We support local charities and causes throughout the state that are aligned with our mission, primarily through grant funding.

Our Vision
Anyone can donate to the HLCF, but Hawai‘i Life agents, brokers and clients are able to direct donations to the fund when completing a real estate transaction—at the close of escrow. Agent donations are matched by the company. Our vision is to have 100% participation in our giving program so that every agent and client chooses to donate to the HLCF each year.


The HLCF 2023 Grant Winner

This year, with the blessing of Mea’s ‘ohana, we are using the $7,000.00 Mealoha Kraus People’s Choice Award grant amount to increase our matching campaign for Maui Strong.

Grant Application

Donations Online:
Click here to provide a donation to the Hawai‘i Life Charitable Fund


Donations by Check:
ATTN: Hawai’i Life Charitable Fund*
C/O Hawai’i Community Foundation
827 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813-4317

* Please write “Hawai’i Life Charitable Fund” in the memo line of your check.



Join Us in Continuing Maui’s Recovery Efforts!

As the world has come to know, the fires in Lahaina Town and across Maui have caused devastating damage, destroying homes and lives. We must continue to unite as a community to support Maui. So far in total, we raised over $1,468,834 for the Maui Strong Fund. This includes more than $418,834 for the HLCF, a separate donation of $1,000,000 to the HCF for our efforts, and an additional $50,000 in matching gifts also given to the HCF. This fund aims to provide long-term relief to those impacted in Maui, as they continue to need our help.



Maui T-Shirt and Wearables Fundraiser

The “Wear the Love, Share the Love” fundraiser by Hawai’i Life Charitable Fund (HLCF) supports Maui’s ongoing recovery with wearable, sharable support. Purchase great items like T-shirts, hoodies, and hats featuring a variety of Banyan, Hibiscus, and Wave designs, and know that all net proceeds from sales directly benefit long-term relief efforts for those impacted. When you wear these items, you send a powerful message of support to Maui.


“Wear the Love, Share the Love” Maui Fundraiser


Each year, Hawai‘i Life agents and brokers collectively choose an annual giving focus for the Hawai‘i Love grant program. The HLCF Board of Directors makes grants available to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations across the state whose programs align with both our mission and our giving focus for that year. In 2023, our giving focus is, Caring for our Keiki, elevating Hawai’i’s children and at-risk youth with improved early development, education, and health care for their brighter futures. Learn More…

Our 100% Club initiative is a commitment by participating Hawai‘i Life agents to donate to the Hawai‘i Life Charitable Fund (HLCF), with a goal of reaching 100% participation. We know that with the support of every agent and every client — we can make a meaningful, lasting difference in our communities. Learn More…

Through the fundraising efforts of the HLCF Board of Directors and the generous contributions of Hawai‘i Life agents and clients, the HLCF has donated more than $250,000 to Hawai‘i-based 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits serving the Hawaiian Islands. Funds raised supported the acute needs of Hawai‘i residents facing extraordinary natural disasters, as well the ongoing needs of many Hawai‘i charities.

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The HLCF People’s Choice Award has been renamed to honor the HLCF’s first Board Chair, Mealoha Kraus, a Hawai‘i Life broker who lost her battle with breast cancer in late 2019. The Mealoha Kraus People’s Choice Award allows the Hawai‘i public to choose an additional grant recipient each year from the eligible Hawai‘i Love Grant applicants who were not initially selected by the HLCF’s volunteer Board of Directors.

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The Hawai‘i Life Charitable Fund has partnered with Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate (MKEC) in an innovative online fundraising campaign called Chocolate Laulima

By purchasing individually wrapped pieces of MKEC chocolate (in either 25-piece or 50-piece gifts bags), you’ll be supporting a local Maui business while also donating to the Hawai‘i Life Charitable Fund.

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Our volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of Hawai‘i Life agents, brokers and employees from across the state. They generously contribute their time and energy to help fundraise and communicate the mission and vision of the HLCF to their community.

Meet the Board…

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