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Who We Are: The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is a national, member-base 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to capacity building and providing support services to agencies and organizations focused primarily on Native communities in Hawaii and the Pacific.

Our Mission: To enhance the well-being of Hawaii through the cultural, economic, and community development of Native Hawaiians.

What We Do: We are a strong voice on public policy, operate a community loan fund, deliver capacity building and leadership development services, and promote community-owned enterprises.



April 2010,

Solar Water Heater Funding Available

HONOLULU, HI - The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is seeking applicants to receive funding to install solar water heating systems. CNHA’s Homestead Energy Program provides loans and grants to beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act at all income levels to install energy-saving, solar water heaters on their residential homestead property.

To learn more, contact CNHA at 808.596.8155 or To stay up-to-date on our most recent events, sign up for CNHA’s Native NewsClips, bringing subscribers current stories on issues important to Native communities.