Bond Memorial Library Restoration
Friends of the Future provides fiscal support for volunteer efforts to raise funds for the restoration. Once completed, the Library will be home to the North Kohala Heritage Center.
Discover Your Kuleana
The people of Waimea have a long rich legacy of caring for each other – daily and during times of need.
This project – Discover Your Kuleana (DYK) – is the result of numerous recent community conversations in Waimea hosted by Hawai‘i Community Foundation on behalf of the Richard Smart Fund. Our DYK mission, vision and plan of action emerged while thinking deeply about what we love about Waimea, its people, and its traditions. And what we can do to nurture this special place and inspire others to do the same.
All are welcome on this journey of discovery!
Please join our Discover Your Kuleana Facebook group
Friends of Anuenue Playground
A volunteer-led and community-funded program raised more than $400,000 to rebuild Anuenue Playground in Waimea; the community build was completed in October 2017; community members will perform ongoing maintenance under a Hawaiʻi County Friends of the Park Agreement.
Grab N’ Go / Friendly Fridge
Coordinates the distribution of prepared meals, and a community-accessible refrigerator stocked with basic foods for struggling families of Waimea.
Ha Ola O Waipi‘o Valley
A community membership organization dedicated to improving community collaboration and preservation of the Valley through hands on activities. Friends of the Future serves as fiscal sponsor for funding from DLNR and State Department of Agriculture to implement a long term stream management plan created with support from County, State and Federal agencies.
Hawai‘i Island Women’s Leadership Forum
The result of women, eager to take positive action to elevate leadership, coming together to host an inaugural Forum in 2015. Their vision is to “grow a series of activities and events that will nurture women on all levels of leadership and contribute to building a lasting legacy for generations to come.” Since then, a 2nd Forum attended by 345 women was held in 2016, additional workshops were offered in 2017, and planning is underway for a 2018 Forum.
Neighborhood Place of Kona
Provides family strengthening support services throughout West Hawaiʻi through its mission to ensure the wellbeing of children and families by providing environments of peace and safety. Founded in 1997 under Friends of the Future’s umbrella, the organization received non-profit status in 2001 and returned to an affiliate relationship with Friends of the Future in 2016.
Nest for Families
Friends of the Future provides fiscal support for Nest which connects parents with familiar, accessible support from peers and experts to promote bonding, breastfeeding, physical and emotional well-being, and strong connections to community, culture, and place.
North Hawai‘i Domestic Violence Action Committee
Formerly known as Domestic Violence Awareness Committee, founded in 2016 by concerned community members of Kohala District of Hawai‘i Island to reduce domestic violence. Volunteers have focused on identifying barriers to providing services and solutions to victims of domestic violence. Through their efforts, TRO applications and filing are accessible at Kamuela Police Station after hours, Kamuela District Court, and Child and Family Service Office in Kamuela. Volunteers have provided community outreach and developed of partnerships with other organizations such as the County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and our elected officials.
Offers a community lending library of tool, at little or no cost … “hundrends of tools, one community.”
Seeks demonstration projects on Hawai‘i Island focused on sustainable alternative energy solutions.
North Hawaiʻi’s community health and wellness resource center providing a welcoming, non-judgmental atmosphere for people to gather, share, explore and practice the parts of health that are under our control. An average of 35 programs are offered monthly serving more than 1,200 individuals with information about nutrition, exercise, yoga, and chronic health support groups along with social wellbeing activities such as quilting, knitting, music and creative writing.
Waimea Trails & Greenways
Volunteers working to enhance and connect our community. Come out and enjoy the trail and Ouli Park – Ke Ala Kahawai O Waimea – the stream side trail of Waimea.