Thank you to our 2016 sponsors who helped to raise the bar and GIFT another $250,000 to our beneficiaries! If you are interested in becoming a beneficiary of the GIFT Foundation of Hawaii please CLICK HERE for a copy of the application. All applications must be received by Friday, May 5th. For questions please email us at

The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii’s mission is to encourage young adults to participate in philanthropic giving.

Each year the GIFT Foundation of Hawaii selects several local non-profit organizations or programs to benefit from funds raised through our annual fundraising event.


GIFT Foundation 2016 Beneficiaries

Project Vision
Project Vision Hawai‘i is a locally grown 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It’s mission is to work in partnership with Hawai‘i’s people to promote access to better health. The organization’s three mobile screening units are custom vehicles that travel across the state to provide access to preventative health services.

Family Programs HawaiiFamily Programs Hawaii’s Ho`ololi Mua No Ke Ola Senior Program (HSP) is a transitional program for students ages 17 -21 (high school seniors) that are in out-of-home placements. Their program aims to successfully prepare these students to enter postsecondary education, vocational and employment training in East Hawaii (Big Island Hawaii).

Heart Start Hawaii
The Heart Start Hawaii Foundation (HSHF) is a non-profit organization focused on a simple mission: “To save lives by ensuring that every Hawaii public school has Automated External Defibrillators (AED).” Founded in 2015 by 11-year old Malia Benn, their focus is on raising funds to purchase, install, maintain and educate teachers and students on how to use the AED.