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Foundation & Public Support

Mahalo to the foundations, agencies, and institutions that support Bishop Museum!
As Hawaiʻi’s Museum, we educate our community and the world by sharing our unparalleled cultural and natural history collections and active scientific research. We are stewards of irreplaceable materials that honor and perpetuate the culture and scientific knowledge of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific as we work towards a sustainable future–work that cannot be done without the generous support of local and national foundations, grant makers, and government partners. 

List of Funders

Department of Defense

Department of Land and Natural Resources

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Park Service

National Science Foundation

Native Hawaiian Education Program

United States Army Corps of Engineers

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

United States Navy

City and County of Honolulu

County of Hawaiʻi

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities

Hawaiʻi Energy

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

State Foundation for Culture and the Arts

State of Hawaiʻi

Mellon Foundation

Bretzlaff Foundation

Disney Conservation Fund

Frankenthaler Climate Initiative

Freeman Foundation

The Healy Foundation

John R. Halligan Charitable Fund

Schmidt Family Foundation

Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation

Atherton Family Foundation

The Charles Englehard Fund

Charles H. and Margaret B. Edmondson Trust

Charles Reed Bishop Trust

C.N. Wodehouse Bishop Museum Trust

Creative City Fund

Dolores Furtado Martin Foundation

Peter G. Drewliner Foundation

G.N. Wilcox Trust, Bank of Hawaiʻi, Trustee

Ellen M. Koenig Memorial Fund

Geoffrey Michaelson & Lehua li-Michaelson Fund

Gloria Kosasa Gainsley Fund

 Jack and Marie Lord Fund

Jessie D. Kay Memorial Fund

Jhamandas Watumull Fund

John Chin Young Foundation

Johnson Ohana Foundation

Kamehameha Schools

Keith and Polly Steiner Family Foundation

Kosasa Foundation

Kualoa Ranch Foundation

LGA Family Foundation

Luomala Charitable Trust

Madelyn Ross Fund

McInerny Foundation, Bank of Hawaiʻi, Trustee

Ohuokalani Charitable Foundation

Padosi Foundation

Poha Fund

Ritchie M. Gregory Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation

Robert Emens Black Fund

Robert R. Midkiff Fund

Thomas & Elizabeth Brodhead Foundation

Wade and Harue McVay Family Foundation Fund

William L. Rolph & Dorothea P. Rolph Fund

Zadoc W. and Lawrence N. Brown Foundation

Contact Us

Gail Vincent
Director of Grant Development and Administration


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Corporate Partnership

Corporate partnership is vital to the Bishop Museum’s continued growth and success. 

Stewardship Circles

Join our Museum ‘ohana and support us in connecting Hawai‘i to the world and the world to Hawai‘i.

Candid 2024 Gold Seal of Transparency

We are thrilled to announce that the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has been awarded the Candid 2024 Gold Seal of Transparency. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to openness, accountability, and the pursuit of excellence in all our endeavors.
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Be a Part of Our Story

Celebrate the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific with a gift to Bishop Museum. As a partner in the Museum’s work, you can help to sustain vital collections, research, and knowledge, and inspire exploration and discovery with a tax-deductible donation.

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