Our Programs

CNHA Loan Fund & Intermediary

CNHA is a U.S. Treasury certified Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a HUD- certified Housing Counseling Agency and a national Intermediary providing capital through grants and loans to address specific needs identified by CNHA member organizations. Current products focus on support to small and micro business, home ownership, residential solar energy, and nonprofit community-based projects or operations. Home Construction. CNHA provides […]

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CNHA Capacity Building & Intermediary

      CNHA is a U.S. Treasury certified Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a HUD-certified Housing Counseling Agency and a national Intermediary providing capacity building services to support Native Hawaiian organizations and communities to maximize opportunities and lift up community based solutions.  CNHA has 15 years of experience in grant/resource management, grant/resource program […]

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Hawaiian Way Fund

The Hawaiian Way Fund is a program of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement directly supporting our member organizations with fundraising and capacity building.

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CNHA Policy Center & Intermediary

Policy Priorities & Advocacy. The CNHA Policy Center convenes its member organizations and other non-governmental organizations around public policy priorities and solutions to meet the challenges of Native Hawaiians. Based on year-round Native Hawaiian forums, roundtables and policy convening, an annual Policy Priorities List is adopted at the Annual Native Hawaiian Convention (ANHC) hosted by CNHA […]

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CNHA offers a variety of mission-based programs designed for Hawaii’s communities.

#VotetoRise and 16 for 2016

Join our voter registration initiatives by registering to vote or volunteering to start your own voter registration campaign. We provide training, resources, and cool stickers!

You can register today by clicking below, thanks to our partners at Rock the Vote!

Next Gen Leadership Program

Year-round Volunteer and Internship Opportunities available for individuals looking to gain experience in nonprofit work or to earn volunteer service hours.


Small Business Fundamentals Workshop Series: Agribusiness & Entrepreneurship

See the Small Business Fundamentals page to find out more information or to register for our first series of workshops on small business fundamentals for entrepreneurs. We will hold the next series in June with 12 classes for each participant to attend.

Business & Social Enterprises

CNHA, in conjunction with its sister nonprofit, the Native Hawaiian Economic Alliance (NHEA), is focused on growing the Native Hawaiian small business sector. CNHA and NHEA together own subsidiary business enterprises to create jobs, deliver services, and return net revenues to a social justice mission.