Every year the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation gives grants to teams and events that help develop Hawaii’s ocean athletes and perpetuate Duke’s legacy through beach and water sports. 2020-2021 Grant Applications will open on this page in early August.

The grants application deadline has been extended to December 31, 2020, to allow organizations more time to plan around COVID-19. Please note that FY 2021 grants funding is very limited. FY 2020 grantees who had their events canceled due to Covid-19 will be prioritized in funding in FY 2021, and may receive less than the original grant.


Event Grant Recipients

Boys & Girls Club Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Ocean Sports & Fitness Day

Hubb’s Keiki Fest

Cline Mann Paddleboard/SUP Race

Dad Center Memorial Canoe Race

Hawai`i National Guard Duke’s Watersports Day

Macfarlane Regatta

Hawai`i Invitational Water Polo Tournament

Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association Racing Series

Kauai Jr. Lifeguard Island Championship

North Shore 5K/10K Swim

Lanikai Canoe Club George K. Perry Keiki Race

Nā Kama Kai Makaha Keiki Surf Kontest

South Shore Classic

PA`A Kaiwi Solo

Surfrider Spirit Sessions Jr. Lifeguarding Training for At-risk Youth

Special Olympics Hawai`i Summer Games

Women’s Waimea Championship

Event Grants

Event grants support community events anywhere in Hawai’i that perpetuate Duke’s legacy and spirit and promote ocean, beach, and sports activities and safety. Application requirements:
• Online Application
• Letter of Financial Need
• Event History (Last Three Years)
• Comparison of Event to Similar Competitions
• Federal Tax Return (if filed) or Financial Statement
• Organization’s Purpose Statement
• Recent Photographs of Event*



Team Grant Recipients

Kamehameha Surf Team

Kamehameha Swim Club

Maui Encore Volleyball Club Boys 18’s

Spike and Serve Club

Splash Aquatics – Makiki

University of Hawai`i Beach Volleyball

University of Hawai`i Swimming & Diving Team

Team Grants

Team grants are awarded to local teams who compete in the sports that Duke played and loved: Swimming, Surfing, Canoe Paddling, Kayaking, Diving, Water Polo, Sailing & Volleyball. Successful applicants often make a request for their team to compete in a specific event or to develop disadvantaged youth through a team’s season. Application requirements:
• Online Application
• Letter of Financial Need
• Statement of Team History, Performance, and Composition
• Team’s Federal Tax Return (if filed) or Financial Statement
• Team’s Athletic Resume (Last Three Years)
• Reference Letter(s)
• Organization’s Purpose Statement
• Recent Photographs of Teams