Urgent Action Grants

  • Pacific Birth Collective

    Pacific Birth Collective

    PBC is a professional community-based collective growing a network of service providers and island families dedicated to education, support, and advocacy for birth and wellness choices across Hawai’i. PBC hit the ground running on August 10 by opening their facility to the community as a donation site for items specific to pregnant and birthing families…

  • Nā Kia’i o Maui

    Nā Kia’i o Maui

    Nā Ki’ai o Maui (formerly Da Hui) mobilized under the leadership of Aunty Nettie, who is a resident of Lāhaina that was directly impacted by the fires. Aunty Nettie stepped up in the midst of the chaos to provide much needed leadership at War Memorial immediately following the disaster. She quickly mobilized her core team…

  • Maui Medic Healers Hui

    Maui Medic Healers Hui

    MMHH mobilized two days after the fires with health care providers on the west side of Maui, and have been there ever since. They provide a variety of services as they try to maintain stability in a very uncertain and unstable dynamic after a terrifying disaster. Their goal is to build trust, create safety, and…

  • Hōlani Hāna

    Hōlani Hāna

    Hōlani Hāna is collaborating with a kīpuka in Central Maui that supports grassroots community-led collective action focused on the long-term healing and restoration of the ‘āina and ‘ohana impacted by the Maui fires. holanihana.org

  • Hui Aloha ‘Āina Momona

    Hui Aloha ‘Āina Momona

    Hui Aloha ʻĀina Momona seeks to develop aloha ʻāina tools and skills to enrich the experiences and bodies of ʻohana and kaiāulu. In addition to mālama of growing community participation, Hui Aloha ʻĀina Momona takes an ʻāina-based approach to growing meaningful and long term strategies to connect people to the land by continuing to empower…

  • Ko’olau Cooperative Community Hub

    Ko’olau Cooperative Community Hub

    Ko’olau Cooperative Community Hub, empowered by farmers’ market farmers, believes that FOOD IS MEDICINE, and that communities are strengthened in well being, health, and prosperity. Over the course of a year, the hui reimagined what sustainability means for the Ko’olau community through their stewardship of the weekly farmers’ market at Ben Parker Elementary School, featuring…

  • Hanalei River Heritage Foundation

    Hanalei River Heritage Foundation

    Mahalo No Ka Mea ʻAi is grounded in the belief that access to fresh fruits and vegetables is a cultural and human right, especially for those struggling with food & housing insecurity during the pandemic. HRHF prepares food baskets each week for the East Kauai houseless community (over 70% Kanaka Maoli), keeping them connected to…

  • Hui Aloha 808: Bathroom Brigades

    Hui Aloha 808: Bathroom Brigades

    Hui Aloha‘s “Bathroom Brigades” is a pilot project that engages houseless (“homeless” or “”unhoused”) residents and housed supply donors near high-use public parks or harbors, to support City/State staff in efforts to keep bathrooms open, safe, and clean during the COVID-19 outbreak. Each “Bathroom Brigade” support one park or harbor bathroom, and is anchored by…

  • Ka Lamakū La’akea

    Ka Lamakū La’akea

    Ka Lamakū La’akea, the sacred light within, or the torch of the sacred light. Their mission is to bring light to the world, to elevate and to expand human consciousness through healing, prayer, and ceremony, through perpetuation & practice of ‘ōlelo Hawai’i and Hawaiian culture, by fostering spiritual wayfinding and awareness. Ka Lamakū La’akea hopes…

  • Hui Mauli Ola

    Hui Mauli Ola

    Hui Mauli Ola, founded in Hawaiian traditions and spiritual practices, is a non-profit organization of multidisciplinary cultural practitioners who are committed to promoting and improving the health and well being of our communities through empowering and providing access to quality care and educational opportunities. HMO aims to support intercultural exchange for practitioners to foster indigenous…