Each week, Neighborhood Networks provides potential funding sources
to help centers develop and improve programs and services. Featured
this week is the Alexander
& Baldwin Foundation (A&B Foundation).
in 1870 and headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, Alexander & Baldwin,
Inc. is a diversified corporation with most of its operations centered
in Hawaii. Its principal businesses are property development and
management, ocean transportation, and food products.
Areas: Founded in 1992, the A&B Foundation aims to improve the
quality of life in communities in Hawaii, California, Arizona, Illinois,
and the Pacific Northwest. The A&B Foundation supports community-based
projects and organizations focused in the areas of health and human
services, education, the community, culture and arts, the maritime
arena, and the environment. The foundation's grant preferences are
given to organizations and projects that:
||Address significant community needs.|
||Have the active support of A&B employees.|
||Are preventive in nature. |
||Have the demonstrated support of the community.
foundation considers support for start-up, general operating, and
special project needs, as well as major and minor capital requests.
Area: Midwest and West.
The foundation funds community-based projects and organizations
with Internal Revenue Service Section 501(c)(3) status. Generally,
only one grant application will be considered from an organization
each calendar year. Multi-year pledges are provided in limited circumstances.
foundation does not fund travel or endowments; religious activities
of a particular denomination; advertising and attendance at or sponsorships
of events, including sporting or entertainment; and direct support
for specific individuals. Scholarship programs generally will not
be supported as Alexander & Baldwin has its own scholarship program
for children of employees and retirees.
Amount: Award amounts vary.
Process: All requests should include a grant application cover
sheet that can be downloaded from the foundation Web site. All requests
||IRS Section 501(c)(3) determination letter. |
||A current list of board of directors, with officers
identified, occupations/affiliations, phone numbers, and/or
||A current board-approved operating budget, including
confirmed and anticipated sources of income. |
||If the request is for other than operating funds,
a board-approved project budget, including confirmed and anticipated
sources of income. |
an organization's request amount is $2,000 or less, the request
should not exceed three typewritten pages (not including the required
supporting documentation). For a request amount greater than $2,000,
an executive summary of no more than 250 words is strongly recommended
if a request exceeds three typewritten pages (not including the
required supporting documentation).
request must include:
||A concise statement of organizational purpose,
including relevant history and accomplishments. |
||The primary objectives of the proposed project
or activity, including the need or problem, how the activity
will be administered, and the population/number of people to
be served. |
||The anticipated results and the plan or methodology
for evaluation. |
||The reason why the foundation was considered
an appropriate donor. |
||Opportunities for acknowledgement/recognition
of the foundation.|
||Other sources of funding, including requests
pending and donations received.|
||Names of persons associated with Alexander &
Baldwin who are involved with the organization. |
must be submitted in writing. They may be faxed or e-mailed but
an original copy must also be provided. Requests generally are considered
at the next scheduled meeting, but the foundation reserves the right
to delay consideration of a request. If an organization wishes to
receive confirmation that a request has been received, it must enclose
a self-addressed envelope or postcard in its application submittal.
Notification to grant applicants of each committee's decisions will
be in writing, generally within one week of each meeting. Transmittal
of grant funding is generally arranged within several weeks' time.
from Hawaii and Pacific Island organizations should be mailed to:
Meredith J. Ching, Chair
Hawaii Contributions Committee
Alexander & Baldwin Foundation
P.O. Box 3440
Honolulu, HI 96801-3440
Fax: (808) 525-6677
from mainland organizations should be mailed to:
Mainland Contributions Committee
Alexander & Baldwin Foundation
c/o Matson Navigation Company
555 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Fax: (707) 421-1835
Requests for the Mainland Committee's consideration are due by the
first of each month for consideration in the month following. Requests
for the Hawaii Committee's consideration are due by the first of
February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Contact: For more information about the A&B Foundation, contact:
Hawaii and Pacific Island organizations:
For mainland organizations: