Aloha Harvest – The future is now!

Our grantee partners Aloha Harvest, recently completed a strategic planning process that helped their team and their board build a strategy designed to help them have a more significant impact in and with the communities they exist to serve.  As Hawaii’s largest food rescue and redistribution organization, and with the challenge of hunger, food insecurity and food waste contributing to climate change, supporting their effort to be more strategic in their growth and operations in the coming years, was an easy decision.

One of the philosophies of the H.T. Hayashi Foundation is a belief in the importance of supporting the capacity-building needs of nonprofit organizations.  Often, funding is received for direct program expenses, but other essential costs go uncovered.  Those costs could include staff operations, insurance, facility maintenance, training, professional development, staff wellness initiatives, strategic planning, utilities, etc.  We are happy to have had the opportunity to support the development of a strategic plan for Aloha Harvest.  Read their summary plan here. If you are unfamiliar with how strategic plans go, the document you’ll peruse is a summary document. The detailed and extensive plan is developed and used “behind the scenes” and not for public consumption because of the often confidential nature of operational considerations.

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Broadband and Digital Equity in Hawaii - HawaiiKidsCAN

During the 2022 State legislative session, our grantee HawaiiKidsCAN, worked with numerous members of the Broadband Hui and legislators, to pass digital equity and access legislation. On June 30th the Governor signed four of them into law.

An interview with John Leong, CEO, Kupu

In this 40+ minute interview with Unyong Nakata of Hawaii Business Magazine, we get a very clear sense of the leadership philosophy and community values that guide John in his work. We also know that these values are embedded in the way Kupu works with youth, families, and stakeholders throughout Hawaii.

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