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Atherton Family Foundation

In 1915, Juliette M. Atherton established a charitable trust with 20 percent of the Atherton Estate, dedicated to helping the people of Hawaii. Juliette Atherton’s son, Frank C. Atherton, also established a charitable trust to support Hawaii programs. In 1975 and 1976, assets from these charitable trusts were combined to create the Atherton Family Foundation.

Regions: The Atherton Family Foundation primarily serves Hawaii, including rural counties such as= Hawaii County.

Issues Supported: The Atherton Family Foundation focuses on issue areas including arts and culture, education support, the environment, health, and youth development.

Grant Process and Application: Grant application deadlines are usually in January, April, July, and October each year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Atherton Family Foundation provided grants in the amount of $5 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Bridge House is a grantee located in Kailua Kona, in rural Hawaii County. The Bridge House offers sober living facilities for men and women, incorporating transitional living skills, Native Hawaii cultural values, and other services to facilitate healing and integration into society.

Hawaii Community Foundation

The Hawaii Community Foundation was founded in 1916 and has offices in Honolulu, Hilo, Lihue, and Kahului. The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen Hawaii’s communities.

Regions: The Hawaii Community Foundation serves the entire state, including both rural and non-rural counties.

Issues Supported: The Foundation funds several areas that contribute to thriving Hawaii communities. Examples of issue areas addressed include education, health, local arts and culture, medicine, and youth development.

Grant Process and Application: The Hawaii Community Foundation’s grant applications are submitted online. Deadlines vary depending on the grant program. Find more information about open grants and the grant application process by visiting the Foundation’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2018, the Hawaii Community Foundation provided grants in the amount of $45.5 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Big Island Substance Abuse Council is a grantee located in Kea’au in rural Hawaii County and offers a variety of treatment options for individuals struggling with substance use disorder. Included in these services is an option to stay in a sober house, designed for individuals needing support while transitioning from an intensive treatment program into society.

Hawaii Opioid Settlement Funds

Total Settlement Funds in Hawaii

  • $73 million

Fund Distribution

  • 15% to the state
  • 15% to counties and municipalities
  • 70% to opioid abatement fund


  • Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
  • Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
  • Payments expected to begin second quarter of 2022

Application Process

  • Not established

Spending So Far

  • NA

Key Contacts

  • Gary H. Yamashiroya, Special Assistant to the Attorney General, ATG.PIO@hawaii.gov
  • Holly T. Shikada, Hawaii Attorney General, 808-586-1239, contact form

How About Your County?

To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.

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