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September 2022 Non Profit Quarterly: Ownership as Kinship: Restoring the Abundance of Our Ancestors. Read here.

February 2022 Hawaii Business Magazine: 20 for the Next 20: Keoni Lee, Hawaiʻi Investment Ready. Read here.

February 2022 The Business Journals: Hawaii Investment Ready launches food systems accelerator. Read here.

September 2021 Civil Beat: These Hawaii Firms Are Pushing Innovation Amid The Pandemic. Read here.

April 2021 Civil Beat: Dark Clouds Are Looming Over Hawaii Even As The Economy Appears To Be Improving. Read here.

February 2021 Hawaii Business Magazine: The Best of Startup Paradise 2021. Read here.

February 2021 Civil Beat: Can You Make Money Being A Farmer In Hawaii? Read here.

January 2021 Civil Beat: Hawaii’s Food System Is Broken. Now Is The Time To Fix It. Read here.

January 2021 Hawaii Business: Investing in People, Companies and the ʻĀina. Read here.

January 2021 Hawaii Business: Deep Dive: Impact Investing. Read here.

November 2020 Civil Beat: 7 Ways To Repair Hawaii’s Broken Economy. We need a shared vision and clear goals that we can all rally behind. Just like we did to flatten the curve. Read here.

October 2020 Civil Beat: Will Hawaii Finally Be Able To Break Its Dependence On Tourism? Read here.

June 2020 Civil Beat’s IDEAS: This Is The Moment To Re-Envision Our New Economy. We need a shared vision and clear goals that we can all rally behind. Just like we did to flatten the curve. Read here.

May 2020 Civil Beat: New Website Matches People In Need With People Who Can Help The digital platform Kukulu is streamlining charitable giving as the pandemic creates urgent needs. Read here. May 2020 Civil Beat: Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World Hawaii’s long-term economic plan is a blank slate by design to be filled in by an ensemble cast, says Alan Oshima, Hawaii’s economic recovery chief. Read here. May 2019 Pacific Business News: Social enterprise accelerator, Hawaii Investment Ready, announces its 4th cohort. Read here. August 2018 Civil Beat: Food Self-Sufficiency Doesn’t Have To Damage Environment. Read here. September 2016 Ho‘okua‘āina: THE 4TH SECTOR. Read here. December 2014 Midweek: Accelerator Helps Local Business Thrive. Read here. February 2012 Planting Seeds: Impact Investing Comes to Hawaii. Read here.

Enterprise News

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January 2022
Local Iʻa
Civil Beat: One Way To Counter The Ill Effects Of Hawaii’s Invasive Species: Eat Them. Read here.

December 2021
The Food Basket
Honolulu Civil Beat: 5 Ways To Help Hawaii Farmers In 2022. Read here.

December 2021
Real Good Fish
SeafoodSource: Growing in popularity, local seafood movement picks up US government support. Read here.

December 2021
Hawaiian Community Assets
Hawaii Public Radio: Seizing affordable housing opportunities in Hawai’i. Read here.

December 2021
Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative
Civil Beat: Kamehameha Schools Creates $10 Million Fund For Hawaii Food Producers. Read here.

November 2021
Malama Kauai
Civil Beat: Hawaii’s Food Hubs Get $1 Million For Statewide Expansion. Read here.

November 2021
Waipa Foundation
The Garden Island: Hanalei works to improve water quality. Read here.

November 2021
Hawaiʻi Community Lending
Big Island Now: $5 Million Fund Opens to Help Residents of Big Island, Kaua’i Pay Mortgages. Read here.

October 2021
Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative
West Hawaii Today: ‘Ulu for all: Co-op closer to expanding operations. Read here.

September 2021
MAO Organic Farms
Pacific Business News: Farm Link Hawaii names new CEO amid year of positive growth. Read here.

September 2021
Malama Loko Ea
Civil Beat: Native Hawaiian Education Programs To Receive $28 Million In Federal Dollars. Read here.

September 2021
Malama Kauai
Hawaii Business: CSAs Became a Lifeline in the Pandemic for Consumers and Farmers. Read here.

August 2021
Hawaiian Community Assets
The Garden Island: Agency has help for Native Hawaiian farmers. Read here.

August 2021
Kū-A-Kanaka LLC
Big Island Now: Hilo Social Enterprise Awarded $10000. Read here.

July 2021
Local Iʻa
Civil Beat: Support Small Fishermen By Making It Easier To Buy Fresh Off The Boat. Read here.

July 2021
Hoʻokuaʻāina
Pacific Business News: Foundation donates $2M to Native Hawaiian nonprofits. Read here.

July 2021
Hawaiian Community Assets
Maui Now: HCA Plan for Maui Calls for 5000 Affordable Homes in Five Years. Read here.

June 2021
The Food Basket
Hawaii Tribune-Herald: Food Basket completes 150th food drop. Read here.

June 2021
Pono Pacific
Hawaii News Now: On World Oceans Day, organizations share a message of urgency … and hope. Read here.

May 2021
MAʻO Organic Farms
NRDC: A Native Hawaiian Digs into Her Roots to Grow Food, Knowledge, and Hope. Read here.

January 2021
Kaunamano Farm
Maui Now: Kamehameha Schools Delivers Holiday Cheer with “KeikiDesks” for 10000 Kids. Read here.

January 2021
Hawaiʻi Community Assets
The Conversation: The Challenges of Public Access in a Pandemic. Read here.

January 2021
Family Promise Hawaiʻi
Pacific Business News: Family Promise meets an increased need. Read here.

January 2021
The Food Basket + Hawaii ʻUlu Cooperative
Civil Beat: How One Local Food Program Is Helping Hawaii’s Farmers And Families. Read here.

January 2021
Hawaii ʻUlu Cooperative
West Hawaii Today: Hawaii Ulu Cooperative wants to see breadfruit on your plate. Read here.

January 2021
Hawaiʻi Community Lending
Hawaii Business: What Does it Mean to be a CDFI and a Credit Union? Read here.

January 2021
Hawaiʻi Community Lending
Hawaii Business: Investing in People, Companies and the ʻĀina: Loans for people who can’t otherwise get loans. Read here.

December 2020
Malama Kauai
This Kauai Nonprofit Is Trying To Change How People Buy Their Food. Read here.

December 2020
The Food Basket
West Hawaii Today: Hometown Heroes: The Food Basket holds 100th ‘food drop’ since April. Read here.

December 2020
Mālama Loko Ea Foundation
In a bid to help Hawaii feed itself, scientists are using modern technology to revive 2000-year-old fishponds. Read here.

November 2020
MAʻO Organic Farms
Waianae farm embarks on ‘a future of plenty’ Read here.

November 2020
Kū-A-Kanaka LLC
EA Ecoversity Wins MIT Indigenous Fellowship. Read here.

October 2020
The Food Basket
Hawaii Tribune Herald: Bridging the gap: Food program supports farmers, helps hungry. Read here.

September 2020
The Food Basket
Hawaii Tribune Herald: During pandemic, The Food Basket is serving 80,000 people a month. Read here.

September 2020
Malama Kauai
Civil Beat: Coronavirus Relief Funds Are Helping These Workers Train For New Careers. Listen here.

September 2020
Hawai‘i ʻUlu Cooperative
Hawai‘i Public Radio, The Conversation: Hawaii Ulu Cooperative on getting crops to market. Listen here.

September 2020
Education Incubator
Hawaii Business: Necessity & Invention: Foundations of ALOHA. In response to the pandemic, educators across the state are adapting and innovating to serve their students. Read here.

August 2020
Education Incubator
Hawaii News Now: Education expert says making the world a classroom can enhance distance learning. Read here.

August 2020
Hawaii Community Lending/Hawaiian Community Assets
KITV4: Local Nonprofits Partner to Bring Rent and Mortgage Assistance Grants to Hawai’i Island Households Impacted by COVID-19. Read here.

August 2020
Malama Kauai
The Garden Island: Sustainability search. Read here.

August 2020
Kōkua Kalihi Valley
Hawaii News Now: Community health centers to help with contact tracing in Pacific Islander communities. Read here.

August 2020
Education Incubator
Civil Beat IDEAS: Seeing The Good In At-Home Learning. As the school year begins online, the places we live offer opportunities of their own. Read here.

August 2020
Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative
CRAVE: Growing availability of frozen breadfruit fuels interest in the versatile, nutrient-rich food. Read here.

July 2020
Kōkua Kalihi Valley
Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Keeping Kupuna Healthy — at Home. Read here.

July 2020
The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s Food Bank
Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Food Talk. Read here.

July 2020
Kōkua Kalihi Valley
Hawaii News Now: Health center gets grant to redeploy its dental team to help tackle COVID-19 in Kalihi. Read here.

July 2020
Pono Pacific LLC & Kupu Hawai‘i
Hawaii Business: Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Pono Pacific and Kupu. Read here.

June 2020
Kupu Hawai‘i
Star-Advertiser: Nonprofit Kupu Hawaii cooks up second chances during coronavirus pandemic. Read here.

June 2020
The Food Basket
Big Island Now: Special Food Program Available Statewide. Read here.

June 2020
Kōkua Kalihi Valley Roots
Hawaii News Now: Hawaii Stands Together. Read here.

May 2020
The Hawai‘i ʻUlu Cooperative
Hawaii News Now: Amid talk of boosting agriculture in Hawaii, could the ulu finally get its due? Read here.

May 2020
Education Incubator
Hawaii Business: Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Education Incubator. Read here.

May 2020
Hawaii Community Lending
Pacific Business News: Hawaii Community Lending: ‘We were built for this’ as a crisis lender. Read here.

May 2020
Kokua Kalihi Valley
Hawaii News Now: Hawaii Stands Together: Kokua Kalihi Valley. Read here.

April 2020
MA‘O Organic Farms
Honolulu Magazine: Can We Ever Eat All Local in Hawai‘i?
Governor Ige set a goal of doubling local food production by 2020. So how do we measure up? Read here.

April 2020
The Food Basket
Hawaii Tribune-Herald: Food Basket feeds thousands at Old Kona Airport. Read here.

April 2020
MA‘O Organic Farms
Honolulu Magazine: Can We Ever Eat All Local in Hawaiʻi? Read here.

November 2019
Waipa Foundation & Ho‘okua‘aina
T Magazine: On Hawaii, the Fight for Taro’s Revival. Read here.

November 2019
Kealopiko
Travel Pulse: Hawaiian Airlines Unveils New Line of Sustainable Amenity Kits. Read here.

November 2019
MA‘O Organic Farms
Modern Farmer: Transforming a Hawaiian Community Through Farming. Read here.

October 2019
Pahiki Eco-Caskets LLC
Hawaii Business Magazine: The Female Factor
Does a founder’s gender shape the evolution of a startup? Three female founders reflect on how being a woman has defined their businesses. Read here.

May 2019
MA‘O Organic Farms
Honolulu Star Advertiser: Waianae farm steps up growth of produce and college grads.
Deep in the back of Waianae’s arid Lualualei Valley, a nonprofit organic farm has helped produce leafy greens and college graduates for nearly two decades. Read here.

March 2019
Pono Pacific LLC
Pacific Business News: Pono Pacific to add food safety certification at Turtle Bay farms. Read here.

March 2019
Pono Pacific LLC
Hawaii Public Radio: Turtle Bay Farming Effort Gaining Traction. Read here.

October 2018
Hawai‘i ʻUlu Cooperative
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Ulu Unlimited: Growers see breadfruit as a way to build Hawaii’s food security
In one sense, breadfruit, or ulu, can be considered a dream crop. Its virtues are multifold: Nutritious, delicious and extremely versatile, the fruit can be eaten at all stages of ripeness. Read here.

September 2018
Hawai‘i ʻUlu Cooperative
Hawaii Magazine: The Hawaii Ulu Producers Cooperative: Better Together
In just two years, the Hawaii Ulu Producers Cooperative (HUPC) has amassed 35 member farms, built a processing facility, harvested 53,000 pounds of ulu, and supplied 3,000 pounds of prepared ulu—enough for one meal—to all of Oahu’s public schools. Read here.

April 2018
MA‘O Organic Farms
CNBC: If you work at this Hawaii farm for 2 years, it helps pay for your college. Read here.

January 2018
Malama Kaua‘i
The Garden Island: New workshop series helps ag businesses succeed. Read here.

November 2017
Pahiki Eco-Caskets LLC
Civil Beat: Can These Eco-Friendly Caskets Find A Niche In $20 Billion Industry?
A Waimanalo company is trying to serve the growing market for people wanting greener burial options. Read here.

Pahiki Eco-Caskets LLC
FLUX : A Gentler Death. Read here.

May 2016
Real Good Fish
SF Weekly: Sustainable Seafood is Easy with Real Good Fish. Read here.

Kealopiko
KHON: Best of Honolulu: Kealopiko. Read here.

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