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

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Marine Fellow at The Nature Conservancy

Posted on by Olivia Arana

JOB TITLE: MARINE FELLOW STATUS: Salaried DATE: November 1, 2018 SUMMARY The Marine Fellow will be an employee of the non-profit organization Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi, participating in a full-time capacity for two years in the Marine Conservation Fellowship Program (MCFP), implemented jointly … Read More

Graduate Assistantships Available for Fall 2019

Posted on by Keahi Makaimoku

We are pleased to once again partner with the University of Hawaiʻi to support graduate assistantship opportunities at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo and Mānoa for the Fall 2019 school year. In addition to a tuition waiver, the nine students selected … Read More

CGAPS Legal Fellows Spotlight: Melissa Miyashiro

Posted on by Olivia Arana

Since 2011, Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation has partnered with the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS) in an effort to keep invasive species from entering our island home.  Each year we work with CGAPS to identify important “prevention projects” … Read More