Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative

Supporting Our Communities

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) operating in Hawaii have a distinguished history of individually supporting local charities and nonprofits. Through the Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative, Hawaii’s REIT community is helping to improve the quality of life for all of Hawaii’s citizens.

We recognize that our role is to support and nurture the community in which our members operate.

The Nareit Community Giving Initiative has contributed to charities and numerous causes statewide.

Other REITs in Hawaii are also supporting much-needed community programs. 

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The Mission: Affordable Housing

The Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative will entertain grant proposals from all Hawaii non-profits engaged in charitable causes that contribute to increasing access to affordable housing in Hawaii.

How To Apply

The Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative is dedicated to supporting forward thinking initiatives that will supplement and create affordable housing solutions for Hawaii.

The Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative is conducted through the Nareit Foundation, a section 501(c)(3) organization. The Nareit Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the following REITs doing business in Hawaii:

Ilima Level: $100,000 annual contribution

Brookfield Properties Retail Group

  • Ala Moana Center
  • Whalers Village
  • Prince Kuhio Plaza

Park Hotels & Resorts Inc.

  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach
  • Hilton Waikoloa Village

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

  • Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
  • Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
  • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
  • Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

Maile Level: $25,000 annual contribution

Alexander & Baldwin

  • Aikahi Park Shopping Center (Kailua)
  • Gateway at Mililani Mauka
  • Kailua Town
  • Kakaako Commerce Center
  • Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center
  • Komohana Industrial Park (Kapolei)
  • Kunia Shopping Center
  • Laulani Village (Ewa Beach)
  • Manoa Marketplace
  • Opule Street Industrial (Kapolei)
  • Pearl Highlands Center
  • Waianae Mall
  • Waipio Industrial
  • Waipio Shopping Center

American Assets Trust, Inc.

  • Waikiki Beach Walk
  • Embassy Suites at Waikiki Beach Walk
  • Waikele Center
  • The Shops at Kalakaua

Public Storage

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.

  • Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott Maui

Taubman Centers, Inc.

  • International Market Place

Koa Level: $10,000 annual contribution

Extra Space Storage

RLJ Lodging Trust 

  • Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach

American Tower Corporation

Crown Castle International Corp.

JLL Income Property Trust

  • Maui Mall

Ohia Level: $5,000 annual contribution

SBA Communications Corporation

How to Apply

Online Application

All applicants must fill out the electronic application form and submit via e-mail to

Applications will not be reviewed unless they are on this form and align with the above-described initiatives.

Submittal Timing/Deadlines

Applications will be accepted continuously throughout the year.  Awards will be announced on a periodic basis.


All applications that are deemed complete will receive a response in writing that the submission has been received and is under review.


Applications with funding requests for "shovel-ready" projects will be considered first. Funds, if awarded, will be transmitted by the Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative through the Nareit Foundation after the notification of award.

The Nareit Foundation will require all grantees to provide a written stewardship report describing how the funds were used and their impact.

Contact Information

Please email any questions you may have to

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for a local grant, your organization:

  1. Must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation.
  2. Must serve our local community.
  3. Should be aligned with our funding priorities of supporting local affordable housing non-profits and programs.

The following organizations are generally not eligible for funding:

  1. Organizations that deny service to a potential client or beneficiary on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, or disability status.
  2. Political, labor, fraternal organizations, or civic clubs
  3. Religious organizations (for example, churches and synagogues). Some secular community service programs such as soup kitchens, shelters for the homeless, and job banks are eligible, even when sponsored by religious groups.