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Malama Loko Ea Foundation

Restoring Ea

aka Malama Loko Ea Foundation   |   Haleiwa, HI   |  http://www.lokoea.org
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Malama Loko Ea Foundation

EIN: 27-1307663


Mission

To perpetuate the Native Hawaiian Culture through Education, Land Stewardship and Community Building, while sustainably restoring our precious natural resources.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Ms Rae Lynn DeCoito

Main address

62-540B Kamehameha Hwy

Haleiwa, HI 96712 USA

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EIN

27-1307663

Subject area info

Education services

Natural resources

Water resources

Land resources

Aquatic wildlife protection

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Population served info

Children and youth

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our ability to put healthful food on our tables while protecting our ecosystems has never been more important. As we face the impacts of climate change, paired with a new understanding of the fragility of our food supply chains learned through the COVID-19 pandemic, we must plan for a future that centers around resilience. To ensure resilient ecosystems, coastal communities, seafood access, and more, we must invest in and enable a robust aquaculture industry. Seafood is vital to our people, economy, and planet. Traditional aquaculture has always been a key component of our seafood systems and is one of the most climate-friendly and resource efficient ways to achieve food security, economic, and environmental restoration outcomes. The global conservation community now looks towards our native Hawaiian indigenous sustainable resource management wisdom. Traditional fishponds are at the heart of this system.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

KUPUOHI EDUCATION PROGRAM

Kupuohi means to flourish and grow.

Our Kupuohi Education program strives to teach students, pre-k to post college, about sustainability, science, language arts, Hawaiian Culture, land-stewardship with exciting hands-on, experiential activities. Our goal is to inspire students to learn about and to care for their environment while developing their sense of place.eachers can select from the following fieldtrip themes and activities:
Wai (water)– Watersheds and Ahupuaʻa, Water Cycle, Water Quality Testing, Watershed Pollution
Iʻa (fish)– Body parts of a Fish, Fishing Regulations, Fish Observations, Fish Dissection, Throw Net
Mea Kanu (plants)– Moʻolelo of Laniwahine, Seed dispersion, Plant Scavenger Hunt, Native Plant Propagation
Puʻuhonua- Critter ID and Critter Count (Limited availability)
Waiola Project- our year-long program where students perform monthly: basic water quality testing, take observations of Loko ea and fish behavior.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Aquaculture Facility License 2020

Aquaculture Facility License 2021

Aquaculture Facility License 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have an innate motivation to master and control their environment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people, Academics

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KUPUOHI EDUCATION PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, At-risk youth

Related Program

KUPUOHI EDUCATION PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

KUPUOHI EDUCATION PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Restore Loko ea and Ukoa to a thriving, functioning fishpond and producing 70,000 pounds of fresh fish annually for local consumption.

Provide cultural and STEM education for students PreK to Adults- including traditional resource management- in perosn & on line training.

To assist with the restoration of other fishponds statewide with dredge services available for contract & consulting.
Train the next generation of young leaders in conservation and culture to manage these sites going forward.

To help community members reconnect to the land through stewardship opportunities.

Build a 40,000 sq ft community learning center to provide classes in Olelo Hawaiian, Hawaii science training, dual credit courses and cultural practices hands on learning.

Restore Loko ea to a thriving, functioning fishpond.

Community supported restoration during monthly workdays
Restoration plan and staff/board ready to

Provide a traditional food source for the community


Cultural and STEM education for students PreK to Adults

Restore Loko ea to a thriving, functioning fishpond.

*Obtained 17 permits for restoration and dredge of Loko ea
*$250,000 capital campaign to purchase dredge equipment
*Skilled board members and per-eminent Loko iʻa Expert created and carrying out restoration plan


Provide a traditional food source for the community

Cultural and STEM education for students PreK to Adults

Mālama Loko Ea Foundation just celebrated 13 years in operations

Each year over 5,000 volunteers and students visit Loko ea with school classes, community workdays and volunteer days
* acquired 17 permits from various agencies for restoration/dredge project obtained
*over $400,000 raised for purchasing specialized dredge equipment & BMPʻs materials
*Over $3,000,000 in in kind volunteer labor

Whatʻs next- we are now looking to restore Ukoʻa fishpond uplands of Loko Ea within the next couple years.




*calculated at the national volunteer rate of $25.43 per hour

Financials

Malama Loko Ea Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

137.37

Average of -105.21 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.2

Average of 6.2 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

28%

Average of 19% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Malama Loko Ea Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Malama Loko Ea Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Malama Loko Ea Foundation

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Malama Loko Ea Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$14,057 $210,390 $78,854 $100,812 $88,279
As % of expenses -3.4% 51.5% 16.3% 17.7% 8.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$14,788 $208,879 $71,330 $80,343 $62,682
As % of expenses -3.5% 50.9% 14.5% 13.6% 5.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $435,713 $690,620 $584,786 $670,739 $1,160,241
Total revenue, % change over prior year 1.7% 58.5% -15.3% 14.7% 73.0%
Program services revenue 4.7% 7.4% 1.8% 6.4% 5.2%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 5.6% 4.3% 31.2% 44.2% 53.3%
All other grants and contributions 90.6% 88.1% 67.1% 48.9% 40.2%
Other revenue -0.9% 0.2% -0.1% 0.5% 1.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $417,068 $408,860 $484,696 $569,944 $1,069,494
Total expenses, % change over prior year 18.4% -2.0% 18.5% 17.6% 87.6%
Personnel 56.7% 60.3% 56.2% 67.5% 51.1%
Professional fees 24.6% 22.0% 23.5% 13.0% 29.6%
Occupancy 3.1% 3.6% 4.9% 6.5% 4.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 7.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
All other expenses 8.5% 14.0% 15.5% 12.8% 14.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $417,799 $410,371 $492,220 $590,413 $1,095,091
One month of savings $34,756 $34,072 $40,391 $47,495 $89,125
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $45,200 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $217,234 $0 $24,001 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $452,555 $661,677 $532,611 $707,109 $1,184,216

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 7.0 9.0 9.0 6.3 6.2
Months of cash and investments 7.0 9.0 9.0 6.3 6.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.2 4.1 5.3 6.1 4.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $241,690 $307,728 $362,282 $300,071 $552,501
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $91,509 $185,011 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $9,960 $227,194 $233,943 $253,957 $276,053
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 44.9% 2.6% 5.8% 11.8% 20.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 6.6% 0.0% 0.5%
Unrestricted net assets $152,871 $361,750 $433,080 $513,423 $576,105
Temporarily restricted net assets $100,001 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $100,001 $172,883 $201,642 $201,626 $204,094
Total net assets $252,872 $534,633 $634,722 $715,049 $780,199

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ms Rae Lynn DeCoito

Rae DeCoito—Executive Director Rae is a Native Hawaiian professional who received her Masters In Business Administration after completing her Bachelor degree in Science in Accounting. Rae brings more than 25 years in management including over 15 years at the senior executive level within the non-profit sector. Rae’s extensive leadership of Hawaiian organizations which specialize in conservation, preservation and the restoration of cultural sites while integrating youth and community has propelled the vision of the Mālama Loko Ea Foundation.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Malama Loko Ea Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Malama Loko Ea Foundation

Board of directors
as of 05/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ms Cariann AhLoo

Na Kupuna Foundation

Term: 2021 -

Sean Sasaki

Na Kupuna

Kamaki Worthington

I Nui Ke Aho

Rocky Lee

Queens Medical Center

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/24/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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