Propelling Our Work

Our Funding Circle

Join the organizations and individuals who have committed to restoring the reefs of West Hawaiʻi.

Funding Needs

Building the resilience of West Hawaiʻi requires a community of supporters enabling this work. Your support at any level helps us give the reef a fighting chance against local and global challenges.

All donations are made through the Foundation associated with Arizona State University, the managing partner for ʻĀkoʻakoʻa, so that your donations are completely tax deductible. All of your donation will go toward supporting work in Hawaiʻi.

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Under $250

This level of support enables us to buy water quality test kits, hammers and chisels for preparing corals in our nursery, and more educational materials on coral restoration.

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$250 to $1,500

This level of support will help us increase boat time to salvage more corals of opportunity, engage more community members, and purchase technical gear.

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Coral Head

$1,500 to $5,000

This level of support will enable us to train more people in our Restoration Technician Vocational training program.

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$5,000 and above

This level of support will fund a coral raceway, maintain our coral facility, or help hire additional staff to accelerate our restoration efforts.

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Giving for Impact

Join Us in Strengthening West Hawaiʻi

Contributions from our supporters lead to improvements both big and small, all with major impact. Whether you contribute to construction of nursery infrastructure or to supplies for training additional restoration technicians, every bit of support matters.

Join us as a reef guardian.

Catalytic Funding Partners

This effort wouldn't be possible without financial support from several organizations.

Catalytic funding was contributed by the Dorrance Family and Dorrance Family Foundation, as well as Hawaiʻi Division of Aquatic Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Arizona State University and in-kind support from our collaborating partners.