The Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation is a community-based non-profit organization founded in 1986 and dedicated to strengthening the quality of public education in Hawaii by innovation from within. The Foundation seeks to improve school performance by supporting school-based initiatives for innovative classroom instruction. It develops recognition and incentive programs that encourage those in public education to continually challenge themselves in pursuit of educational excellence.
Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted.
The Foundation's showcase for innovation, creativity, and helping all children to reach high levels of achievement is the "Good Idea Grant" Program. The Good Idea Grant Program is designed to enhance innovation in the classroom and challenge teachers to think creatively and boldly. Mini-grants provide the needed financial resources not available through usual government channels.