Welcome to the Hawaii State Bar Foundation Page


About Us

 

The Hawaii State Bar Foundation is a nonprofit organization organized exclusively for the following purposes:

(1) To promote justice through programs such as access to justice for persons in need of legal services, civics education, and other public service programs and projects, including programs and projects of the Hawaii State Bar Association;

(2) To improve the administration of justice through the creation, development, funding, and delivery of continuing professional and legal education, and leadership, mentoring and other programs for the legal profession;

(3) To support the charitable, scientific, literary, religious, or educational missions of the Hawaii State Bar Association, its Divisions, and Committees; and

(4) To operate exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, religious or educational     purposes, within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code(or the corresponding provision of any future United States internal revenue law) (the "Code").

The HSBA is the sole member of the Hawaii State Bar Foundation, and elects all of the Hawaii State Bar Foundation’s Directors.
  

Hawaii State Bar Foundation's Third Annual Grant-Making Cycle has Begun!

 

HSBF will be accepting grant applications until June 30, 2018. Here are links to HSBF's grant-making policy and its one-page application form, with instructions on additional submissions as needed.

 

HSBF is seeking grant applications from organizations and programs improve the delivery of legal services to those in need, facilitate access to justice, increase public understanding of the law in Hawai`i communities, and otherwise further HSBF's mission.  Please feel free to spread the word to deserving programs and nonprofits.

 

To submit your grant application to HSBA Executive Director Patricia Mau-Shimizu (patms@hsba.org).

 

For more information, please contact HSBF's grant committee members: Louise Ing (ling@ahfi.com), Lynne Toyofuku (LToyofuku@marrjones.com), Jan Boivin (jboivin@hpu.edu), or Carol Kitaoka (csk96750@yahoo.com).  

 

A Message from HSBF President, Calvin E. Young (3/16/18)


As my term as Hawaii State Bar Foundation President winds down, I keep reflecting on one constant; that I can’t say enough about community service and giving back.

Last year, I urged my fellow members of the Bar to get out and participate. There are many members of our community who can use a helping hand. Whether you chose to take time out of your busy life and roll up your sleeves or open your purse strings, in each instance, I applaud you. Please continue to honor our profession by stepping forward.

With great pride, I am honored to report that your Foundation made grants to the following worthy organizations this past year; Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, Big Island Mediation, Inc. DBA West Hawaii Mediation Center, Mediation Services of Maui, Inc., Ku’ikahi Mediation Center, First United Methodist Church – The Legal Clinic, and Hawaii Friends of Restorative Justice.

I want to thank my fellow Board members, the staff of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the many volunteers who make everything we do worthwhile and enjoyable. Best wishes to all.

 


Hawaii State Bar Foundation Fellows

 

2014 Fellows
2015 Fellows
2016 Fellows
2017 Fellows


2017 Hawaii State Bar Foundation Board

 
Full Name Position Term Start Term End
Curtis Kenji Saiki President 3/22/2018 12/31/2018
Calvin E. Young Vice President 3/22/2018 12/31/2020
Rai Saint Chu Vice President 4/13/2017 12/31/2018
Caryn Hatsue Okinaga Secretary 2/5/2015 12/31/2019
Craig P. Wagnild Treasurer 4/13/2017 12/31/2018
Rosemari Shih Jia Sam Director 4/13/2017 12/31/2019
Louise K.Y. Ing Director 1/1/2016 12/31/2018
Lynne T.T. Toyofuku Director 1/1/2018 12/31/2020
Jeffrey H.K. Sia Director 2/5/2016 12/31/2019
Jan Boivin Director 1/1/2018 12/31/2020
Diane Ono Director 4/13/2017 12/31/2018
Carol Kitaoka Director 4/13/2017 12/31/2019
Marty Fritz Director 413/2017 12/31/2019
Cheryl Kakazu Park Director 1/1/2018 12/31/2020
Derek Kobayashi Advisory Director 1/1/2018 12/31/2018

HSBF Grants Awards


BUILDING A LEGACY OF GIVING

Since its formation in 2012 the Hawaii State Bar Foundation has sponsored the Annual Hawaii State Bar Association Fundraiser Dinner. Proceeds from each year’s Annual Dinner and the Foundation's Fellows Program fund projects and activities consistent with Foundation and Association goals and objectives in the subsequent grant awards cycle.

Hawaii State Bar Foundation's second annual grant-making cycle has begun!


HSBF will be accepting grant applications until June 30, 2017. Here are links to HSBF's grant-making policy and its one-page application form, with instructions on additional submissions as needed.

HSBF is seeking grant applications from organizations and programs that further HSBF's mission, including improving delivery of legal services to those in need, facilitating access to justice, and increasing public understanding of the law in Hawai`i. communities.  Please feel free to spread the word to deserving programs and nonprofits. 

To submit a grant application, please transmit to Patricia Mau-Shimizu (patms@hsba.org).

For more information, please contact HSBF's grant committee: Louise Ing (ling@ahfi.com) or Lynne Toyofuku, LToyofuku@marrjones.com

 

2013 Proceeds

2014 Proceeds

2015 Proceeds

2016 Proceeds
2017 Proceeds

 

 

Supporting Documents

Articles of Incorporation

Hawaii State Bar Foundation Bylaws


IRS 501(c)(3) HSBF Tax Determination Letter

HSBF Brochure


HSBF Grant Application

HSBF Grant Policy

 

HSBF Tax Returns

2012
2013
2014
2015
2016


For more information on the Hawaii State Bar Foundation, please e-mail us at info@hsba.org

 

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