OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Education Grantees

We offer community grants on a two-year cycle. We also offer grants for community events twice a year. For more information about current grant opportunities, visit the Community Grants Page.

To find information about higher education scholarships offered to Native Hawaiians through OHA and other funds, visit our scholarships page.

OHA’s Fiscal Biennium 2016-2017 education grants were granted to provide services to increase the percentage of Native Hawaiian students who meet or exceed math and reading standards in order to support OHA’s strategic result of meeting or exceeding math and reading standards.

The following organizations are currently providing services through a fiscal biennium 2016-2017 OHA education grant:

Oʻahu & Hawaiʻi

  • After-School All-Stars – $473,950
    To support after school programs at Nānākuli & Waiʻanae Intermediate schools on Oʻahu and Kaʻū, Keaʻau and Pahoa Intermediate schools on Hawaiʻi Island.


  • Educational Services Hawaiʻi Foundation  – $186,380
    To support the ʻImi ʻIke Learning Centers that target at-risk Native Hawaiians, currently or formerly in foster, kith, or kin care, providing culture-based, individualized tutoring and enrichment.


  • Boys and Girls Club of Maui – $375,600
    To support the Power Hour homework assistance program that helps students develop good study habits.
  • Hui Malama Learning Center – $424,070
    To address the complex educational and social needs of at-risk youth at aged 11-24 by providing holistic and integrated educational services to improve reading and math proficiency and increase standardized test scores.

Providing Resources

  • Providing Resources: Don't break the bank! Apply for an OHA Loan Today!

    Need to grow your business? Learn more about OHA's Hua Kanu Loan Program

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    Problems with your car? Learn more about OHA's Consumer Micro Loan Program

    Renovating Your Home? Learn more about OHA's Malama Loan Program