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The Foundation's mission includes promoting stewardship, preservation and protection of the natural environment. As a way of carrying out this mission, we have partnered with organizations in Hawaiʻi and internationally.

Stewards of the Natural Environment


Since 2011, the Foundation has partnered with more than 15 organizations in Hawaiʻi and internationally who are committed to the stewardship and protection of our natural environment.


Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species

Protecting our ʻāina from invasive species through prevention, early detection, rapid response and long-term control.

Global Greengrants Fund

Clean environments, sustainable livelihoods, and healthy communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and island nations

Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance & Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance Foundation (ELP)

Working to conserve and restore native ecosystems and the unique biodiversity of our islands.

ʻImi Pono no ka ʻĀina (ELP)

Introduces students and community members to a variety of natural environments

Kupu (ELP)

Kupu, which means “to sprout” or “to grow” in Hawaiian, has a two-fold mission: to preserve the land while empowering youth.

Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i Ka Pono (ELP)

Cultivating tomorrow's conservation leaders in Hawaiʻi.

The Nature Conservancy Hawaiʻi- Marine Fellowship Conservation Program (ELP)

Working to protect Hawaiʻi's spectacular diversity of life.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo – Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (ELP)

An undergraduate internship program committed to stewardship of our natural resources in the Pacific.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo – Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (ELP)

Capitalizing on Hawaiʻi's natural resources that are integral to the state's cultural, economic, and scientific enterprises.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa – College of Natural Sciences (ELP)

Preparing students to function in a world of rapid scientific and technological change and more.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa – Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (ELP)

Advanced, inquiry driven, experiential summer course

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa – Natural Resource and Environmental Management (ELP)

Emphasizes the science and management of natural resources and their links to environmental quality

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa - School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

A world-class research and academic institution focused on informing solutions to some of the world's most vexing problems.


Graduate Assistantship Opportunities at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Hilo (2020)

Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i ka Pono | Conservation Leadership Internship Program (Maui, HI)

University of Hawaii at Manoa's Natural Resources and Environmental Management Program

Hau'oli Mau Loa Foundation Environmental Leadership Pathways: Graduate Assistants at UH

Hau'oli Mau Loa Foundation Nurtures Hawaii's Environmental Stewards

Meet Our Global Network

News & Updates

The Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance will be holding the 28th Annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference on Tuesday, July 27th through Thursday, July 29th, 2021. This will be a virtual conference. This year’s conference theme, Kūlia i ka...

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Since 2012, the Foundation has partnered with the University of Hawaiʻi to support graduate assistantship opportunities at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo and Mānoa. We are pleased to once again support nine graduate assistantship...

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Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation has been an affiliate member of the Hawaiʻi Environmental Funders Group (EFG) since the inception of the group in 2009. Recently, the EFG announced the release of He Lono Moku – “The State of the Environment”...

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The 27th annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference "Ola Ka ʻĀina Momona: Managing for Abundance” will be held as a virtual conference on September 1 – 3, 2020. The Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference allows a diverse group of scientists,...

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