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Our Mission

In partnership with others, we seek to expand for those less fortunate, especially children, opportunities to find hope for their future, and we seek to enhance stewardship, preservation and protection of the environment.

Our Values

We want to:

  1. Collaborate

    Create collaborative relationships
  2. Show Respect

    Treat everyone with respect and appreciation
  3. Inspire

    Be inspired by and inspire others
  4. Be Impactful

    Have impact by being efficient, setting priorities and focusing on what is important
  5. Be Resourceful

    Be resourceful, flexible and innovative
  6. Be joyful

    Be joyful in our work

Our founder and benefactor, Helga Glaesel-Hollenback, originally hailed from Germany. Late in her life, Helga moved to the United States and made Honolulu her home. In 1990, she established Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation.

In a practice set by the benefactor, the Board of Directors of Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation carries out its responsibilities and duties by working closely with program staff in a collaborative team approach.

The greatest assets of any organization are its people, and the Foundation is no different. From Honolulu to Hilo, we are pleased to introduce you to our staff.

Take a stroll through the Foundation's history and the milestones that continue to shape its mission.

View maps of the Foundation's partnerships in Hawaiʻi as well as organizations on the U.S. Continent that support international programs.

Issue 35 (November 2, 2023) - Supporting Sabbaticals, Summer Intern Blog, Fellows Interviews & more Issue 34 (September 19, 2023) - Board Announces New CEO Issue 33 (April 17, 2023) - Sabbaticals: A Way to Strengthen Individual...