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Our First Community Grant

The Giving Circle Church is a Christian community of faith who values economic justice, diversity, and home-grown leadership. We practice local community microgrant giving ($5,000 to $10,000) as our response to the gospel.

Criteria for Grantees
  • A 501(c)3 or have a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor

  • Organizational budget of <$1M 

  • Located in the Hawaiian Islands serves the Hawaiʻi community

  • A strong, home-grown leadership 

  • Mission and values align with those of The Giving Circle Church 

Application Process
  • Brief online application: Open to organizations during the application cycle 

  • Site visit and interview: Up to 4 applicants will be selected for a visit and interview by members of the The Giving Circle Church
    Note: Due to COVID, the site visit may be replaced by a virtual/phone interview.

  • Final selection: The Giving Circle Church will vote to select the final grantee(s)

Grantmaking Schedule
  • Application Due: July 7, 2023, 11:59 PM

  • Site Visits: July - August 2023

  • Grantee Selection: Early September 2023 

  • Grant Development: Year-round 

We may ask our grantees to briefly report on the impact of our grant. 

2023 Application Cycle Now Closed

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