Our Programs

Loans & Grants

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CNHA is a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a HUD-certified housing counseling agency providing grants and loans to address specific needs identified by our communities.

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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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Policy Center


CNHA convenes non-governmental organizations around policy priorities and solutions to meet the challenges of Hawaiians.

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Native Hawaiian Convention

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Hosted annually since 2001, this national convention is the largest gathering of organizations, policy makers, legislative representatives and federal agencies involved in Native Hawaiian community development.

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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.