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North Shore Charities

North Shore Charities 

“Charity” is defined as giving time and money without expecting anything in return. The selfless act of giving can mobilize a community to become more sustainable. It can improve the imbalances in life, address poverty, while at the same time show the next generation the value of generosity and kindness.

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Summary of North Shore Charities

Āina Hoʻokupu O Kīlauea (AHK)
Anaina Hou Community Park
Friends of Kauaʻi Wildlife Refuges
Friends of the Princeville Fountain
Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville
Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei
Hanalei Initiative & Hanalei Creative Center
Hanalei Watershed Hui
Hui Maka’ainana o Makana
Kauaʻi North Shore Community Foundation
Kauaʻi Path
Kauaʻi Ocean Recreation Experience (KORE)
Mālama Kua’āina
Surfrider Foundation, Kauaʻi Chapter
Waipa Foundation

 

Info on North Shore Charities

 

North Shore Charities

Āina Hoʻokupu O Kīlauea (AHK)
AHK’s goal is to facilitate solutions to economic, social, and agricultural/food security challenges that the greater Kīlauea community faces. As a community-based nonprofit since 2015  their first undertaking was accepting stewardship of a 75-acre parcel from the County of Kaua’i, formerly owned by the Kīlauea Sugar Plantation Co. The dedicated goal is being able to facilitate solutions to economic, social, and agricultural/food security challenges that the greater Kīlauea community faces.

 

North Shore Charities

Anaina Hou Community Āina Hoʻokupu O Kīlauea (AHK) Park
Created by visionaries Bill and Joan Porter, Anaina Hou Community Park serves as a multipurpose space for Kaua’i residents. Amenities include restrooms, picnic tables, food service and gift store. You can also play a round of mini golf through the botanical garden or enjoy an interactive Ahi Lele Fire Show. For more information visit: https://anainahou.org

 

Friends of Kauai

Friends of Kauaʻi Wildlife Refuges
This is a nonprofit friends group, which supports the wildlife conservation, education, and historic preservation work of the Kauaʻi National Wildlife Refuge Complex; including Kīlauea Point Refuge, Hanalei Refuge, and Hulēʻia Refuge. For more information visit: https://www.kauairefuges.org.

 

North Shore Charities

Friends of the Princeville Fountain
Their mission is to preserve Kauai North Shore’s iconic landmark – The Princeville Fountain.   They not asking for donations simply a show of support to protect this historic fountain. Some 400 people have signed the petition to save the fountain. For more information visit https://princevillefountain.com/

 

North Shore Charities

Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville
A nonprofit organization whose primary objective is to maintain free public libraries in the State of Hawaii, to promote the extension of library services throughout the State of Hawaii and to increase the facilities of the public library system of Hawaii. For more information visit: https://friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org/princevilleaffiliate

 

North Shore Charities

Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei
The organization’s mission is to create and sustain a gathering place for cultural education, community engagement, and actions to support social, civic, and recreation events that perpetuate the value of aloha and the betterment of our community. For more information visit: https://halehalawai.org

 

North Shore Charities

Hanalei Initiative & Hanalei Creative Center
A non-profit organization formed to identify and solve the immediate and long-term community and environmental needs of Hanalei and Kauai’s North Shore. The Center operates under the premise of Community Led, Government Supported. Their mission is to identify needs and execute effective networks and partnerships to develop and implement practical solutions for Kauai’s North Shore. For more information visit: https://www.hanaleiinitiative.org

 

North Shore Charities

Hanalei Watershed Hui
A non-profit environmental organization that strives to care for the Ahupua’a of Hanalei, Waioli, Waipa, and Waikoko, guided by Hawaiian and other principles of sustainability and stewardship, integrity and balance, cooperation and aloha, cultural equity, and mutual respect. For more information visit: https://www.hanaleiwatershedhui.org

 

North Shore Charities

Hui Maka’ainana o Makana
A community-based organization formed in 1998 by lineal descendants of Hāʻena that is dedicated to perpetuating and teaching the skills, knowledge, and practices of our kūpuna (ancestors) through the interpretation, restoration, care, and protection of the natural and cultural resources that are located within the Hāʻena State Park. For more information visit: https://www.huimakaainanaomakana.org

 

Kauai North Shore Community Foundation

Kaua’i North Shore Community Foundation
The foundation responds to community needs and anticipates future challenges. It serves donors by putting their philanthropy to work in our community.  Responding to the needs of our unique and diverse communities, we inspire ideas, ignite action, mobilize volunteers, and raise funds to improve the quality of life for everyone on the North Shore of Kaua’i. For more information visit: https://www.knscf.org/

North Shore Charities

Kaua’i Path
Kauai Path is a community nonprofit organization with the vision of Kauai residents working together to preserve, protect, and extend access island-wide through the design, implementation, and stewardship of non-motorized multi-use paths. For more information visit kauaipath.org 

North Shore Charities

Kaua’i Ocean Recreation Experience (KORE)
KORE is nonprofit organization under the umbrella of the Kaua’i YMCA. It is designed to help both Kaua’i residents and their families who are physically challenged and/or have special needs, to get back into the ocean with the assistance of trained professionals. Beach days are arranged one Saturday a month. For more information visit: https://korekauai.com

 

North Shore Charities

Mālama Kaua’i
Founded in 2006, Mālama Kaua’i is a community-based nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing local food production and access for Kaua‘i. They do this through a lens of resilience and sustainability, which leverages workforce and economic development efforts, partnerships and innovative programs to grow community capacity. If you’ve experienced food insecurity in the last 6 months, you may be eligible for a FREE produce bag from us, by completing their Food Insecurity Survey at https://tinyurl.com/MK-Survey. For more information visit: https://malamakauai.org/

 

Mālama Kua’āina
Formed in 2012 as a community based nonprofit organization to provide information, education, advocacy and legal resources relating to public issues associated with the preservation and protection of public trust resources and the natural environmental of Kauai. … Mālama’s primary work has been on shoreline and public trust issues, such as beach protection and beach access, planning for coastal hazards, working on community resilience projects, and community and coastal. For more information contact Caren Diamond at [email protected]

 

North Shore Charities

Surfrider Foundation, Kauaʻi Chapter
A nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches. For more information visit: https://kauai.surfrider.org

 

North Shore Charities

Waipa Foundation
The foundation’s mission is to restore Waipā’s vibrant natural systems and resources and inspire healthy, thriving communities connected to their resources. For more information visit: https://waipafoundation.org

Many of these organizations hold, sponsor or participate in local events. For details on local events visit the Events Calendar for the North Shore here.

 

Note to readers:
We have separated the organizations that serve the North Shore of Kauai into North Shore Charities, Churches, Clubs and Community Associations. If you don’t find what you are looking for in one category please double check the other categories as well. Below other categories for easy reference:

Churches on the North Shore
Clubs on the North Shore
Community Associations on the North Shore

If you know of other North Shore Charities, Churches, Clubs and Community Associations that we have not listed please send us an email at [email protected] 

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