E Komo Mai. . .

2021. We continue to see Kohala rise with incredible strength and resilience. We’re learning a lot from living in a pandemic. We pivot with grace and we continue to make strong.

Lele ʻo Kohala me he Lupe lā (Kohala soars as a kite. Said in admiration for the people of Kohala who often were leaders in doing good works.) is an ʻōlelo noʻeau (1988) which perfectly describes our community during this very challenging times in which new leaders are born and activated to bring our community together.

Rooted in our mission to support successful community projects we also deepened our commitment to ensure that our projects had the resources they needed to navigate these changing times and the many obstacles they encountered.

If you believe in the work of the Center and want to support our Kohala’s grassroots efforts we invite you to become a donor.

Please call us for more information on how you can help or visit our “support us” link at the top of the page.


About Us 

Who Are We?

Welcome to the North Kohala Community Resource Center! NKCRC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2002 can be found on the northern tip of Hawaiʻi Island in a vibrant post plantation community located at the end of the road. It is large in land area (133 square miles) and small in population (6300).

NKCRC’s mission is to support successful community projects that benefit North KohalaWe accomplish this with the help of our constituents who are project organizers that lead the many sponsored projects under our 501(c)3 umbrella. These organizers represent a broad range of the community, including those locally born and raised along with transplants from the continent. Through building capacity in our organizers we ensure that they are then able to plan out their project, build budgets, find funders and write successful proposals. We believe that this capacity building makes a difference in our local quality of life.

Long Term Goals

NKCRC’s plans for operating sustainability include the establishment of an endowment fund which will enhance our ability for long-term planning. Stay tuned for more on this…

Help Us

If you are interested in donating to this important effort, please contact us at 808-889-5523, email us at info@northkohala.org, or stop by the office.

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Congratulations to the following projects and project organizers for their awarded grants from the County of Hawaiʻi, County Council Non-Profit

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