The Foundation’s mission includes promoting stewardship, preservation and protection of the natural environment.


    We established funding relationships with these six Hawaiʻi organizations before the Foundation was fully funded.


    Multi-year funding to ten partners who are working with children to increase their sense of hope for their future.


    We are working with Hawaiʻi Island Community Development Corporation to develop a self-help housing project for Hawaiʻi Island families.


    We provide funding for humanitarian relief in response to natural and other emergencies and disasters.


Welcome to the Foundation’s website. We appreciate your interest in the work of the Foundation and hope you find the information on this site useful to you.

Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation established by Helga Glaesel-Hollenback who, in her words, “found great happiness on the islands of Hawaiʻi” and through her philanthropy sought “to return the generosity of the islands.”

The Foundation seeks to expand opportunities for those less fortunate, especially children, to find hope for their future and seeks to enhance stewardship, preservation and protection of the environment.

We do not currently accept unsolicited proposals.

Latest Updates

Find us on Facebook

Posted on by Olivia Arana

We are excited to share the launch of our Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation Facebook page! Please visit and “like us” on Facebook to stay up to date on the work of our partners and our programs.  Mahalo!  

He Lono Moku – An Island(s) Update/Report (December 2017)

Posted on by Olivia Arana

Against the backdrop of Hōkūle’a’s successful homecoming and other defining moments of this past year, we are pleased to present to you the second edition of HE LONO MOKU – HAWAI’I’S STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT REPORT for 2017.  Beginning Friday, December 1, 2017, this report will be available to … Read More