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

Transitions at Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation (October 2019)

Posted on by Olivia Arana

Transitions at Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation Aloha Partners, For a number of years, and out of a desire to ensure continuity of leadership within the Foundation, our Founding Directors, Wayne Pitluck and Hans Bertram-Nothnagel, have championed a plan that would … Read More

BLOG: Reflections by Andrew Menor (Summer Intern 2019)

Posted on by Olivia Arana

  This past spring I graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics. Fresh out of college, I wanted to devote this summer to explore potential career paths.  Given … Read More

2018 Report- Characterizing Hawai‘i’s Natural Resources Management Sector: Jobs, Education, Salaries and Expenditures (September 2019)

Posted on by Keahi Makaimoku

In 2012, The University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization (UHERO), in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy Hawai‘i and Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation, published a report characterizing the natural resources management (NRM) sector in Hawai‘i. The analysis looked specifically at jobs, education, salaries, … Read More

Year in Review 2018 by Janis Reischmann (April 2019)

Posted on by Olivia Arana

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019     Dear Friends,   According to the Hawaiian Dictionary, Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert, the Hawaiian word for time of change is huliau. For a number of reasons, we have been especially … 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