Our Programs

Loans & Grants


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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The Hawaiian Convention

The Hawaiian Convention | Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

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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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.