Mission Statement

The Hawaii Cattlemen’s Foundation mission is to provide a funding mechanism for the enhancement of the Hawaii cattle industry through producer and public education, industry promotion, scientific discovery, leadership and development pursuits.

About the Foundation

The Hawaii Cattlemen’s Foundation (HCF) was created to provide an avenue to improve and further develop the cattle industry in Hawaii. It is operated exclusively for Charitable, scientific, and educational purposes within the meaning of 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Consequently, gifts in support of the work of The Foundation are tax deductible as governed by the IRS.

Beneficiaries of the Foundation

HCF benefits and supports all segments of the cattle industry in Hawaii. This includes organizations, individuals, adults, and youth, local or export focused and other related interests. The development of human capital, as well as the cattle industry in its broadest terms are essential to the success of our industry in Hawaii.

Funding and Management of Funds

The funding of HCF largely comes from gifts contributed by individuals, corporations, and other foundations. Funds also come from the proceeds of special fund-raising activities. Donors may also designate gifts for specific uses. The Foundation’s funds will be invested, managed, and disbursed under the direction of a board of directors. Part of the income from investments is used to fund worthy projects, and a smaller percentage is placed back into the principal to off-set inflation.

Who Benefits

  • State & County Cattlemen’s Associations
  • Adults & Youth
  • Local & Export Focused Producers
  • Education and Universities
  • Allied Industry

Foundation Projects

  • Educational Scholarships
  • Beef Industry Leadership Development
  • Research & Education Grants
  • Facilities Development
  • Industry Enhancement

Funding of Projects

Categories of projects that may be fundable include:


HCF serves as a repository for endowed and non-endowed funds for Scholarships, to be used for formal education beyond High School for youth aspiring to find careers in the cattle industry.


Provide financing for youth, young cattlemen and cattle industry personnel to participate in state, regional, and national leadership development programs.


Provide a means of financing Hawaii’s cattle organizations for the establishment of office facilities and off-set operational costs to enhance the cattle industry in Hawaii.

Research & Education

Provide financial support through organizations or institutions for scientific discovery and producer education to bring about economic improvement and the survival of our industry in Hawaii. The intent is to enhance all segments of the industry. encompassing the areas of genetics, breeding, reproduction, nutrition, marketing, and management.

Industry Development

Provide funding for the development of new and improved production, processing or marketing systems for the economic development of various segments of the industry.

How to make a contribution or gift to HCF

For more information about Hawaii Cattlemen’s Foundation, and how gifts can be made, contact:

Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council
P.O. Box 456, Kamuela, HI 96743

Phone: (808) 333-6755 | office@hicattle.org 

A portion of your HCC/NCBA membership dues and contributions may be tax deductible for most members and associates as an ordinary and necessary business expense. HCC/NCBA estimates that 15% of dues and contribution payments are not deductible as a business expense because of our direct lobbying activities on behalf of members. Please consult your tax advisor. Charitable contributions or gifts to HCC/NCBA are NOT tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax Purposes. Charitable Contributions and Gifts to the Hawaii Cattlemen’s Foundation, a 501 (C) 3 ARE tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax Purposes.