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North Kohala Community Resource Center, located in Hawi, Hawaii, provides local support, bridges to funding and education for projects that benefit the North Kohala community.

Welcome to NKCRC

Our Staff, Board of Directors, Volunteers and Donors make it possible for our nonprofit organization to sponsor more than 90 community projects, a few of which are pictured above. Please stop by the Kohala Welcome Center in Hawi to learn more about NKCRC’s work in the North Kohala community.

A Great Way to Love Kohala!

Welcome to the North Kohala Community Resource Center! NKCRC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2002, is located on the northern tip of Hawaii Island. Our mission is to increase the number of successful community projects that benefit North Kohala. We accomplish this mission with a program grounded in our own experience in our community.

North Kohala, a vibrant post plantation community located at the end of the road, is large in land area (133 square miles) and small in population (6,300). Our constituents are the project organizers that lead our many sponsored projects. They represent a broad range of the community, including those locally born and raised and transplants from the mainland. We build their capacity by teaching, coaching, supporting and accessing funding for these projects with a 501(c)3 fiscal umbrella. We are convinced that building the capacity of project organizers makes a big difference in our local quality of life.

NKCRC's plans for operating sustainability include establishment of an endowment fund which will enhance our ability for long-term planning.

If you are interested in donating to this important effort, please contact us at 808-889-5523, email us at, or click HERE to donate now!

Our Latest News

Available at the Welcome Center!

NKCRC is proud to announce the release of "Ranching Under the Rainbow - Monty Richards of Kahua Ranch." Featuring many never-before-published photos from the Richards family private archives, this oral history is more than the story of Monty's life, it is the story of Kohala's rich ranching history as it has been lived for generations at Kahua Ranch. Over twenty-five hours of oral history are transcribed here, all told with the well-known humor and love of the Hawaiian people that is Monty’s trademark.

This book is published by Living Journals, a sponsored project of NKCRC under project organizer and editor Faye Mitchell.

A perfect gift for anyone with an interest in Kohala's ranching history or someone who just enjoys a good story!

The book is available for $20 at the Kohala Welcome Center or at the online store on our website (shipping costs apply). Click HERE to order, or stop by the Center, Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm or Friday, 9 am to 3 pm.

Christine Richardson Receives Ho'okele Award

The NKCRC Board of Directors is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Christine Richardson, was one of five nonprofit leaders statewide who were recognized for their commitment to making Hawai'i a better place at Hawai'i Community Foundation's 15th Annual Ho'okele Awards.

The Ho'okele Awards, created and funded in partnership with the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, pays tribute to and strengthens the leadership in the state’s nonprofit sector by providing selfless leaders with an opportunity to renew themselves in their personal and professional lives. As part of the award, Christine will receive a $10,000 grant to be used for her professional development and personal renewal.

Christine has served North Kohala for more than 22 years as a nurse and nonprofit manager. She has been the Executive Director for the North Kohala Community Resource Center since 2005.

The staff and Board of the Resource Center are proud of Christine's accomplishments and appreciate her hard work on behalf of the Center, our 90 sponsored projects, and the North Kohala community.

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North Kohala Community Resource Center
Based in Hawi, North Kohala, Hawaii.
Providing local support, bridges to funding and education for projects that benefit the community of North Kohala.
55-3393 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi | 1-808-889-5523