Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance Foundation
The Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance Foundation (HCAF) was formed in September of 2006 by the members of the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance (HCA). The HCAF was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to secure private support for the programs and activities of the HCA, actively promulgate information on Hawai‘i ’s conservation values and needs, fund conservation grants, and promote conservation education and awareness.The HCA is
a collaboration of 19 agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit
organizations whose mission is to provide unified leadership
and advocacy on conservation issues critical to Hawai‘i.
The HCAF and the HCA annually hosts the Hawai'i Conservation Conference, which brings together the largest gathering of people actively involved in the protection and management of Hawai‘i’s natural environment. The HCA also hosts occasional conservation forums and workshops that focus on important, emerging conservation issues. A primary role of the HCAF is to provide financial support for the conference, forums, and workshops, and to offset registration costs to encourage attendance at these events by a wide array of individuals form Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region.