Background and History:

Hawai‘i Maoli was established by members of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs (AHCC) in 1997 as a 501c3 nonprofit corporation. Members of the Hawai‘i Maoli Board of Directors are also members of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. Because of its relationship to the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Hawai‘i Maoli also supports the purposes and objectives of the Association.

Hawai‘i Maoli Goals:

It is the mission of Hawai‘i Maoli to promote the social and economic self-sufficiency of Kanaka Maoli communities, the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs and individual Hawaiian Civic Clubs, in a manner that reinforces our cultural foundation. In addition, we strive:

  • To provide for the education of Hawaiian citizens and those of Hawaiian ancestry;
  • To preserve and cherish all sources and records of Hawaiian traditions, customs, language and historic sites;
  • To engage in economic development programs which benefit the social, health, and moral welfare of Hawaiian communities;
  • To assist the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs in the furtherance of its goals and objectives.
  • Today, Hawai‘i Maoli seeks and attains funding for grants and contracts to:
  • Identify potential individuals and organization whose services may be called upon to assist in the implementation of projects;
  • Identify funding resources to carry out the activities contained in resolutions adopted at Conventions or actions taken by the Board of Directors of AHCC;
  • Support the preparation of grant proposals by teaching, writing, and assisting clubs and councils, and
  • Apply, upon request, as a 501c3 organization for funding on behalf of the AHCC, its councils, individual Hawaiian Civic Clubs, or other kanaka maoli serving organizations.