Kukulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture Program
The Kukulu Ola program is part of HTA’s commitment toward Malama Kuu Home (caring for my beloved home) and the interacting pillars of its 2025 Strategic Plan.
For 2020, HTA awarded $1,535,000 in funding through its Kukulu Ola Program to 43 nonprofit programs statewide that are perpetuating Hawaiian culture. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and availability of funding the overall value of each project’s award was reduced by 50% in May 2020 and an RFP for this program was not issued for projects and events in 2021.
The Kukulu Ola program provides funding support to community-based awardees that enhance, strengthen and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture through genuine experiences for residents and visitors alike. Applicants are encouraged to review and download the Kukulu Ola RFP at: hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/HTA
View organizations that were funded in 2020:
Kukulu Ola: https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/media/3718/ko-2020-selected-proposals.pdf
For more information about this initiative, contact Kalani Kaanaana at (808) 973-2281 or via email [email protected]