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The Kohala Center Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/20/2014: The Kohala Center

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: THE KOHALA CENTER INC

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Kamuela, HI
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The Kohala Center Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 11/20/2014: The Kohala Center

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: THE KOHALA CENTER INC

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Physical Address: Kamuela, HI 96743 
EIN: 99-0354676
Web URL: kohalacenter.org/ 
NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K20 Agricultural Programs
Year Founded: 2000 
Ruling Year: 2001 


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Mission Statement

Founded in the year 2000, The Kohala Center is an independent, community-based center for research, conservation, and education. We turn research and traditional knowledge into action, so that communities in Hawaii and around the world can thrive—ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially. Our main areas of interest are energy self-reliance, food self-reliance, and ecosystem health. (http://www.kohalacenter.org)

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, July 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

Total Revenue $3,217,345
Total Expenses $2,950,124

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Leadership

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Mr. Matthews M. Hamabata, Ph.D.

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Programs

Program: Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Rural Economic Development
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Adults
General Public/Unspecified
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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Given that nearly 90% of the food available in Hawai‘i is imported , and the number of farms in the state and across the U.S. is declining while the average age of farmers is increasing, The Kohala Center’s Beginning Farmer-Rancher Development Program is dedicated to training new farming families on Hawai‘i Island and inspiring island youth to consider careers in agriculture. By motivating and training the next generation of farmers, this program seeks to increase local food production, decrease dependency on imports, diversify Hawai‘i Island’s rural economy, create jobs, and move Hawai‘i toward greater food self-reliance. (http://kohalacenter.org/farmertraining)

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Program: Hawai'i Island School Garden Network (GuideStar Exchange,
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Children & Youth (0-19 years)
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Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
General Public/Unspecified
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Numerous studies show that school learning gardens improve academic performance in a wide spectrum of subjects, foster positive attitudes toward learning, bolster healthy behaviors and nutrition, promote cooperation and teamwork, and instill children with pride in their work and the food they grow . By supporting more than 60 school gardens on Hawai‘i Island through technical assistance, professional development programs, and mini-grants, the Hawai‘i Island School Garden Network connects Hawai‘i’s keiki to real food, healthier eating habits, and the ‘āina itself. The Network also administers FoodCorps Hawai‘i and the statewide Hawai‘i Farm to School and School Garden Hui, both of which work to develop garden and nutrition programs for learning gardens and help schools procure fresh, healthy, locally grown food. (http://kohalacenter.org/hisgn)

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Program: Hawai'i Public Seed Initiative (GuideStar Exchange,
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Plant Conservation
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In an effort to improve, increase, and promote biodiversity, the Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative works with communities, farmers, and gardeners statewide to select, grow, harvest, store, and improve seed varieties that thrive in Hawai‘i. With more than 90% of the fruit and vegetable varieties grown in the United States in 1900 no longer available today , open-pollinated seed is being lost at a rapid rate. The Initiative offers workshops, organizes seed exchanges, assists in the design and development of variety trials, and opens public seed libraries in an effort to revive the art and science of seed saving in Hawai‘i. (http://kohalacenter.org/hpsi)

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The Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative has broadened awareness among growers, farmers, and consumers statewide of the need to save and share the most viable and vulnerable varieties of seeds best suited for Hawai‘i’s climate and soils. By empowering networks of committed individuals on Hawai‘i’s five major islands, the Initiative supports Hawai‘i’s aspiration for greater food production and security.

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Program: Kahalu'u Bay Education Center (GuideStar Exchange,
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Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
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General Public/Unspecified
None
None

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Through volunteer-driven educational programs such as ReefTeach and Citizen Science, Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center promotes and measures the positive impacts of environmental stewardship to ensure the bay remains a healthy and welcoming place for residents and visitors alike. As visitor traffic increases, educating visitors on proper reef etiquette and ecosystem stewardship is critical to the bay’s survival and the region’s economic health. http://kohalacenter.org/kbec

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Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center is a partnership between The Kohala Center and the County of Hawai‘i to revive and revitalize Kahalu‘u Bay and Beach Park. Rich in historical, cultural, and environmental treasures, Kahalu‘u Bay welcomes more than 400,000 visitors annually, making it West Hawai‘i’s most popular tourist destination. As visitor traffic increases, educating visitors on proper reef etiquette and ecosystem stewardship is critical to the bay’s survival and the region’s economic health. Through volunteer-driven educational programs such as ReefTeach and Citizen Science, Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center promotes and measures the positive impacts of environmental stewardship to ensure the bay remains a healthy and welcoming place for residents and visitors alike. (http://kohalacenter.org/kbec)

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Program: Kohala Watershed Partnership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Adults

Program Description:

The Kohala Watershed Partnership is a voluntary coalition of private landowners and public land managers dedicated to restoring and protecting the native forested watersheds of Kohala Mountain. It is estimated that half of Hawai‘i’s forests have been lost to deforestation, with the remainder threatened by non-native plants and animals. Through the implementation of an adaptive watershed management plan to create fenced preserves, manage feral ungulates, control invasive plants, and restore native forests, the Partnership’s projects protect essential ecosystem services including the capture of rainwater, sediment mitigation, and groundwater recharge. These actions ensure that both native ecosystems and human communities in North Hawai‘i have an abundant supply of fresh water, and protect downslope coastal ecosystems from the detrimental effects of land-based pollution.

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Program: Mellon-Hawai'i Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Postsecondary Education
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Other Minorities
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The Mellon-Hawai‘i Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports the work of Native Hawaiian scholars early in their academic careers and others who advance the knowledge of Hawai‘i’s natural and cultural landscape and Hawaiian history, politics, and society. Given The Kohala Center’s successes in creating knowledge-rich jobs and foster the development of a knowledge-based economy and society in Hawai‘i, the Program supports the development of kama‘āina (native-born) intellectual leadership for Hawai‘i’s schools, universities, and research agencies. http://kohalacenter.org/mellon-hawaii

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Program: Rural and Cooperative Business Development Services (GuideStar Exchange,
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Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

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The Kohala Center’s Rural and Cooperative Business Development Services program works to expand and strengthen Hawai‘i’s rural economies and food systems by providing cooperative and business development services to farmers, value-added producers, and small businesses. Research shows that Hawai‘i imports nearly 90% of its food and 94% of its energy . By offering technical assistance, consulting services, and microloans to agricultural and cooperative businesses, the Laulima Center works to build an ‘āina-based economy by increasing local food production, expanding distribution channels for agricultural producers, creating jobs, stabilizing energy costs, and improving health and prosperity in Hawai‘i’s rural communities. (http://kohalacenter.org/business)

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