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Founded in 2006, the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance Foundation (HCAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the purpose and mission to support and advance the capacity building, native ecosystem and biocultural conservation work of the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance (HCA) through fundraising, advocacy, and strategic outreach and communications.

IUCN HAWAII CLIMATE FUND!

To honor Hawaii’s role as host of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in September 2016, the Hawaiian Airlines Foundation teamed up with the Foundation to establish the IUCN Hawaii Climate Fund. The $50,000 fund supports grants for Hawaii non-profits battling the effects of climate change. Grants were awarded to the following organizations in January 2017:

  • Hawaii Forest Institute for Hoola Ka Makana a Ka upulehu Drylands Forest
  • University of Hawaii Department of Geography for the Carbon Neutrality Challenge
  • Kalanihale for Understanding and Responding to Climate Change Impacts on Marine Resources in South Kona

Check back with us in early 2018 to learn the results of their work.

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KONA BREWING COMPANY MAKANA SERIES

Kona Brewing Company selected the Hawaii Conservation Alliance Foundation as a recipient of its 2017 Makana Series, recognizing Hawaii charities that pave the way for a sustainable future for our planet. As part of the Series, the company crafted a special beer, Vienna Lehua Lager, named after Hawaii’s dominant forest tree, ohia lehua.

The tree is suffering from a deadly disease, Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) in alarming numbers. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each beer are being donated to the Foundation to support awareness of ROD. The lager was unveiled to the public during the 2017 annual Hawaii Conservation Conference, for which Kona Brewing Company was also an event sponsor.

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LAULIMA MAUNALUA

In June 2017, the Foundation adopted a 10 x 10 plot of nearshore reef in Maunalua Bay in an effort to remove invasive algae from the bay and restore native species. Each month, the Foundation and Alliance host workdays to remove as much invasive algae from our plot and surrounding area. So far, we have collected over 800 pounds! Foundation corporate partners, Microsoft Ala Moana and Kona Brewing Company support our monthly “Laulima Maunalua”. A warm mahalo to both!

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OUR KEY SUPPORTERS

Hau oli Mau Loa Foundation
Harold H.K. Castle Foundation
Cooke Foundation
Atherton Foundation
Hawaii Community Foundation
Marisla Foundation
IUCN Hawaii Host Committee
East West Center
Hawaiian Electric Company

Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Kamehameha Schools
Microsoft Corporation
Kona Brewing Company
Hawaiian Airlines
Ulupono Initiative
Alaska Airlines
Hawaii Pacific Parks
Hawaii Forest & Trail
The Wildlife Society, Hawaii Chapter
Patagonia

Board of Directors

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RANDALL W. KENNEDY
CHAIR

Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Retired

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BRYAN HARRY
SECRETARY/TREASURER

U.S. National Park Service, Retired

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CHRISTOPHER PUTTOCK
DIRECTOR

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History Former Director, Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance

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PAUL CONRY
DIRECTOR

H.T. Harvey & Associates

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP

The Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance Foundation provides fiscal sponsorship for groups conducting work that is consistent with the Alliance mission and goals. Currently, the Foundation provides fiscal sponsorhip for:

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