Three grants awarded through the Ulupono Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation
Oct 28, 2021
Ulupono funds both for-profit and nonprofit entities, with our nonprofit grants offered through the Ulupono donor-advised fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation.
Our team is happy to share news of the recent grants listed below.
University of Hawaii Foundation
How we partnered: Supporting irrigation infrastructure for GoFarm Hawaii’s expansion of the Kauai Ag Incubator program.
GoFarm Hawaii is a statewide program working to enhance Hawaii's food security and economy by increasing the state’s sustainable ag producers. With a U.S. Department of Labor grant, GoFarm Hawaii was created by a group of agricultural educators from the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Agribusiness Incubator Program, and Windward Community College. Visit Gofarmhawaii.org to learn more.
Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP Agriculture)
How we partnered: Supporting the development of a business plan for HIP Agriculture’s food hub project, Kohala Food Hub.
Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP Agriculture) is a conscious movement of inspired individuals living a model of sustainability through direct engagement with the earth and service to youth and communities. Its mission is to practice and teach regenerative agricultural education programs. As part of its work, HIP Agriculture developed the Kohala Food Hub to help revitalize local food systems in multiple ways, including elevating market access for local farmers, increasing food production and community access, and building education and economic opportunities in the community. Visit Hipagriculture.org to learn more.
The Trust for Public Land
How we partnered: Supporting ongoing land conservation efforts in Hawaii.
The Trust for Public Land leverages public and private funding sources to conserve agricultural land, provide farmers and ranchers with greater opportunities to lease or buy affordable land, and incentivize landowners to provide long-term and affordable leases for food production. Since 1979, The Trust for Public Land and its donors have worked with local communities and public agencies to conserve Hawaii’s best lands. Their collective efforts have helped build national and state parks, and conserve coasts, cultural landscapes, beaches, farms and forests. Visit TPL.org to learn more.