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 Fellows


2014 Fellows
2015 Fellows
2016 Fellows
2017 Fellows

2018 Hawaii State Bar Foundation Board

Full Name Position Term Start Term End
Curtis Kenji Saiki President 1/1/2018 12/31/2020
Calvin E. Young Vice President 1/1/2018 12/31/2020
Rai Saint Chu Vice President 1/1/2019 12/31/2021
Caryn Hatsue Okinaga Secretary 1/1/2017 12/31/2019
Craig P. Wagnild Treasurer 1/1/2019 12/31/2021
Jan Boivin Director 1/1/2018 12/31/2020
Marty Fritz Director 4/13/2019 12/31/2019
Louise K.Y. Ing Director 1/1/2019 12/31/2021
Carol Kitaoka Director 4/13/2017 12/31/2019
Diana Ono Director 1/1/2019 12/31/2021
Cheryl Kakazu Park Director 1/1/2018 12/31/2020
Rosemarie Shih Jia Sam Director 1/1/2017 12/31/2019
Bobby Senaha Director 1/1/2019 12/31/2021
Jeffery H.K. Sia Director 1/1/2017 12/31/2019
Lynne T.T. Toyofuku Director 1/1/2018 12/31/2020
Ilana Waxman Director 1/1/2019 12/31/2021
Derek Kobayashi Advisory Director 1/1/2018 12/31/2019

HSBF Grants Awards


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 fourth annual grant-making cycle has begun!

HSBF will be accepting grant applications until June 30, 2019. 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).  


2013 Awards

2014 Awards

2015 Awards

2016 Awards
2017 Awards
2018 Awards


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 Donation Web Page


HSBF Tax Returns


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


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