About Us


About Us

IMG_0404–LanaiThe Olohana Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based on Hawaii’s Big Island since 2008. Olohana focuses on building community capacity, cohesiveness, resilience, and emergency preparedness around projects that intersect food, energy, water, and knowledge systems.

We serve native and underserved peoples in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Alaska, U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Pacific Islands, Micronesia, and Mauritius.

The age of our demographic is wide-ranging, from student-age youth to elderly. While our focus is on native peoples, the target demographic spans race, ethnicity, religion, and cultural background. We serve youth, families, neighborhoods, government, private sector, service institutions, farmers, teachers, lawyers, and tribal Indian Chiefs.

Olohana does not work in isolation but with an extensive network of partners and collaborators. Olohana means “all hands working together.”

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