EIN 90-0108457

Hawaii Forest Institute

IRS 501(c) type
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Project involves sustaining fragile endangered dry Forest ecosystems and sharing their unique historical, cultural, restoration and scientific aspects to benefit Hawaii residents and visitors.
Related structure
Hawaii Forest Institute is a subordinate organization under Hawai'i Forest Industry Association.
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Program areas at Hawaii Forest Institute

Dryland kaupulehu: provide services for the dryland Forest restoration at kaupulehu
Palamanui dry Forest preserve: hfi is working with palamanui global holdings, llc. To optimize Forest health of the 53-acre palamanui dry Forest preserve in north kona. Jill wagner, future forests nursery is collecting seed, propagating and outplanting native species, and overseeing the maintenance of the preserve. Agro resources is providing weed control, irrigation, and plant maintenance and care assistance.
Honolulu zoo children's discovery Forest: hfi and hfia are working with community partners to create the honolulu zoo children's discovery Forest at the honolulu zoo. The exhibit is designed to demonstrate culturally significant Hawaiian plant species, the significance of place, and the kuleana of malama 'aina by integrating traditional Hawaiian Forest ecosystems, Forest stewardship opportunities, and innovative land-based education for residents and visitors.
Keauhou bird conservation center (kbcc) discovery Forest: the kbcc discovery Forest is providing service learning opportunities for volunteers and habitat and food for native birds. Using captive propagation and release techniques, kbcc is reestablishing self-sustaining populations of critically endangered Hawaiian birds in the wild. In 2014, hfi worked with kbcc to create the first 1.8-acres of the discovery Forest. An additional 4 acres are being planted in 2015. Expenses 13,431. Including grants of 0. Revenue 0 Hawaii woodshow: to provide members and the general public with opportunities for education, dialogue, advancement and improvement in all aspects of the Hawaii Forest industry. Expenses 6,218. Including grants of 0. Revenue 0. Panaewa zoo discovery: hfi and hfia, along with community partners are creating native and agro-forest demonstration gardens at the pana'ewa zoo in hilo. The project is providing education, recreation, and volunteer opportunities for community residents and visitors. Expenses 2,000. Including grants of 0. Revenue 0. Go native: growing a native Hawaiian urban Forest: hfi is working with a committee to produce a video series and quick reference guide encouraging people to plant native and polynesian-introduced seedlings. Hfi was awarded a division of forestry & wildlife 8,978.92 grant for the project. Expenses 4,885. Including grants of 0. Revenue 0 mahalo aina (fundraising): give back to the Forest: in partnership with the hfia, the goal of mahalo aina is to expand hfi's community partnerships and gain support for the protection and perpetuation of Hawaii's Forest ecosystems. Funds raised through mahalo aina are helping to support: propagation, outplanting, and long-term care of plantings; site maintenance; cultural and environmental education programs; and coordination and promotional activities. Expenses 907. Including grants of 0. Revenue 0

Who funds Hawaii Forest Institute

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Dorrance Family FoundationTo Support the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Discovery Forest$22,000

Personnel at Hawaii Forest Institute

Peter D SimmonsSecretary$0
William YuenTreasurer$0
Travis IdolPresident$0
Wade LeeVice President$0

Financials for Hawaii Forest Institute

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$132,015
Program services$12,000
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$144,015

Form 990s for Hawaii Forest Institute

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122020-01-17990View PDF
2017-122019-03-13990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-04-10990View PDF
...and 4 more Form 990s

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Data update history
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from The Strong Foundation / Strong Carter Clinic
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $22,000 from Dorrance Family Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
April 27, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
April 6, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsEnvironmental organizationsChapter / child organizationsCharities
EducationLand and water conservationEnvironment
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donationsNo full-time employees
General information
PO Box 66
Ookala, HI 96774
Hawaii County, HI
Website URL
(808) 933-9411
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
C30: Natural Resources Conservation and Protection
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
Parent/child status
Subordinate organization
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