Kaulunani Grant Program

Island_SchoolKaulunani has awarded grants to hundreds of non-profit groups, schools, community organizations, parks, museums and arboretums. Both the Honolulu zoos and the Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens on the Big Island have benefited from Kaulunani grants!

Generally grant awards range from $500 to $10,000. Large scale projects more than $10,000 are being considered. Your urban forestry ideas are welcomed. Grants are awarded pending availability of federal funds.

The grants are all to projects that match or exceed the Kaulunani portion in cash and in-kind contributions.

Kaulunani’s grants have made nearly every urban area in Hawai‘i greener and more enjoyable through grants that have enabled the planting of trees and involved the community in caring for the ‘āina.

arborday-koolau1How to apply for a grant: 

We currently have two grant programs open. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis. 
Feb 15 – Arbor Day Proposals due
May 15
Aug 15
Nov 15 

Urban Forestry grants – we fund proposals to support urban and community forestry projects and Arbor Day tree giveaway programs.

Cool Your School grant program– A new grant program to help schools cool their campuses through tree plantings. To learn more, view submission deadlines, and submit a Pre-prosal see the documents below:

*NOTE: All Budget forms for tree planting/giveaway projects must include Weed Risk Assessment (WRA) scores. These can be found through the Plant Pono website. Plants that have not yet been evaluated can be submitted for evaluation directly through the site.

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