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E Komo Mai!

Welcome to the Foundation's website. We appreciate your interest in our work and hope you find the information on this site useful to you.

Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation established by Helga Glaesel-Hollenback who, in her words, “found great happiness on the islands of Hawai‘i” and through her philanthropy sought “to return the generosity of the islands.”

Because the Foundation was established to return the generosity the Foundation's benefactor found while living in Hawaiʻi, the Board had agreed that the Foundation's mission will be carried out primarily in Hawaiʻi.

We do not currently accept unsolicited proposals.

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50+ Funding Partnerships

We have been fortunate in developing funding partnerships with more than 50 organizations working in Hawaiʻi and in regions across the globe.

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Strategic Program Areas

The Foundation carries out its work with its Partners through strategic and focused program areas.

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Milestones Since Inception

Our timeline depicts the important milestones of the Foundation since it was established in 1990.

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Returning the Generosity of the Islands

Helga established Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation in 1990 as a way "to return the generosity of the islands" where she had "found great happiness." Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation is Hawaiian for "eternal happiness". In choosing this name, Helga sought to express her hope for what Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation would be able to achieve for others.

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