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Olohana Foundation


Cultivating community resilience around food, energy, water,

and knowledge systems. 

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Olohana Foundation


Cultivating community resilience around food, energy, water,

and knowledge systems. 

Building Resilience through relationship

Olohana Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps communities build resilience and adapt to climate change by strengthening relationships between the generations, between cultures, and with the natural environment. Together we help set up local food, energy, water, and knowledge systems.  Olohana means all hands working together. It is through our focus on working relationship and community values that we bring together diverse skillets and knowledge to cultivate community resilience in natural and long-lasting ways.   

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Our Work


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Our Work


Knowledge Systems

The indigenous and science communities each have knowledge and ways of learning that are unique and complimentary. Similarly, each generation possess particular knowledge and experience of value. Olohana fosters these cross-cultural and intergenerational knowledge systems to build community resilience.  

Indigenous Knowledge and Environment (IKE) Hui

Intergenerational Transfer of Knowledge (ITK™) process.

Food, Energy and Water Systems

The voice of indigenous communities is clear, the heart of community natural hazard resilience and climate adaptation is food and energy security. 

Olohana's Food/Energy Micro-Hub Projects, Food Forest Projects, and Ulu Initiative help model resilience and increase food and energy security and overall capacity building for communities throughout our islands.

Olohana actively works with the  University of Hawaii Schidler School of Business, Agroforestry Net, and Intertribal Council On Utility Policy (COUP) to develop community food-energy systems for tribal and indigenous communities around the world.   

Community Training and Social Enterprise

Olohana partners with University of Hawaii Schidler School of Business to help communities establish micro-enterprises align with their community values and goals.