Colette Y. Pi`ipi`i Machado

Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Moloka`i and Lana`i

Serving OHA Beneficiaries
for 12 years with...


As OHA Trustee, Colette was key in the acquisition of Waimea Park


Experienced Political Leader


Dedicated Community Service

Community-based Economic Development

Recognized Leader

Molokai - Land of My Birth

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Click here to see GSPD and Trustee Grants of $5,131,196.02
- Molokai and Lanai FY 2004 - FY 2008

OHA Supports Moloka`i Non-Profits
By Trustee Colette Y. Machado

Aloha kakou!  When the OHA Board held its annual Moloka`i community meeting in September, several large grant award recipients took the opportunity to show case their projects and provide the community with information on how they support the island.  The meeting schedule only allowed for five presentations, but charts and visual displays tried to reveal a more extensive list of Moloka`i grant recipients.  While we tried to include and publicize all Moloka`i grant recipients in our charts, they too, were not adequate to disclose the numerous projects OHA has supported over the past three years. 

Below we've included a more comprehensive list of Moloka`i grant projects that were awarded from fiscal years 2003 -2006:

  • $800,000 (2006) to the Moloka`i General Hospital for costs relating to facility upgrades.
  • $330,000 (2006) to the Kualapu`u Public Conversion Charter School for fiscal year 2006) within an initiative that focused on charter schools that face severe financial crisis.
  • $212,989 (2006) to the Tutu & Me traveling preschool program for Moloka`i poki`i.
  • $169,622 (2006) to the Alu Like Inc. Ka Hua Ola Hou program for a youth substance abuse prevention and early intervention program located in Mahana.
  • $153,264 (2006) to the Halawa Valley Cooperative for a project to restore taro fields in Moloka`i's East End.
  • $115,000 (2003) to the Moloka`i Livestock Cooperative to support the planning and construction of a slaughterhouse in Ho`olehua.
  • $109,464 (2005) to the Hui Malama O Mo`omomi program for the Mo`omomi `Ahupua`a Management project.
  • $100,000 (2005) to the Papohaku Dune Cultural and Natural Resource Preservation Project for a study and published report on Moloka`i's precious intact dune system.
  • $90,986 (2005) to the Aka`ula School for capacity building support and educational related costs of the independent school.
  • $49,981 (2004) to the Akaku: Maui Community Television - Moloka`i to strengthen Moloka`i's Hawaiian community by expanding media access services through the Moloka`i Media Center.
  • $75,000 (2005) to Akaku: Maui Community Television - Molokai for a Moloka`i Civic Engagement Initiative
  • $97,040 (2005) to Hui o Kuapa to provide a site for hands-on, classroom without walls, learning experience using the ahupua`a and fishpond on Moloka`i's East End.
  • $65,820 (2004) to the Kalaupapa Dialysis Program for the purchase and installation of two dialysis machines for on-site treatment to Hansen's disease patients in Kalaupapa.  This project was in conjunction with the State Department of Health and St. Francis Renal Center.
  • $50,000 (2005) to Habitat for Humanity for the construction of two homes on Moloka`i.
  • $50,000 (2004) to Halau O Kawananakoa for the rehabilitation of Kalaniana`ole Hall in Kalama`ula. 
  • $44,406 (2004) to Maui AIDS Foundation for HIV/AIDS care and prevention services for Hana and Moloka`i
  • $25,000 (2005) to Special Olympics Hawai`i for Special Olympics competitions and outreach for athletes on Moloka`i and Lana`i.
  • $24,900 (2005) to Na Pu`uwai Native Hawaiian Health Care for Ka Ohana O Kalaupapa to support its organizational capacity building.
  • $24,780 (2005) to Friends of Moloka`i High and Intermediate for O Hina i Ka Malama for educational travel to New Zealand in 2006.

These grants total $2,579,282.00 for the three year period, but do not include grants awarded below $24,000.00.  OHA grant recipients are required to be a non-profit organization and all grants, including those listed above, are required to have matching funds from other organizations.  For more information on OHA's Grant Program, please call 808-594-1888.

Perhaps the most exciting and fulfilling part of OHA's Grants Program is seeing community based organizations implement projects that directly support the Moloka`i community.


Outstanding Accomplishments and Projects Funded

Aina: Lands and Resources

Fee simple acquisitions: Wao Kele O Puna Forest and Waimea Falls Park
Mo`omomi Ahupaua`a Management Project, Moloka`i
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park
Hawaii Environmental Alliance
Hawaii Nature Center
Community Conservation Network
Protect Kahoolawe Fund
Earthjustice Laulima Initiative
Habitat for Humanity
Ka`ala Farms, Oahu
Waipa Foundation
Limu Project
Hui O Kaupa

Ho`oula Lahui Aloha: History, Culture, Native Rights

UH Law School for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law
Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
Lana`i Culture and Heritage Center
Historic Restorations: Kaumakapili Church, Oahu; Kawaiaha`o Church, Bishop Museum,
Hawaiian Hall; Kalaniana`ole Hall, Molokai
Maui Arts and Culture Center
Hula Preservation Society
Keomailani Hanapi Foundation
Kaiopua Canoe Club
Aha Hui O Hawaii
Kualoa Heeia Ecumencial Youth Project
Polynesian Voyaging Society
Earth Justice Laulima Initiative
Na Kai Ewalu

Ohana and Community: Health, Human Services, Housing

Molokai General Hospital
Na Maka Walu - Incarcerated Women
Kahikolu o Wai`anae - Homeless Shelter
Goodwill Industries
Life Foundation
Olomana School Hawai`i Youth Corrections
Alu LIke Inc.
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands - Home Ownership Assistance Program
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands - Debt Service Loan for Housing Projects
Family Promise of Hawaii
Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike Housing Maui
Papa Ola Lokahi Health Statewide
Parents and Children Together
Hale Kipa Residential Shelter Complex
Save the Foodbasket
Waianae Coast Community Mental Health Clinic
Global Medilink Technology, Inc.
Homeless on the Leeward Coast
Catholic Charities
Institute for Human Services
The Bay Clinic
Hawaii Center for Attitudinal Healing
Office of Social Ministry
Blue Print for Change
Turning Point for Families, Inc.
Waikiki Health Center
Windward Spouce Abuse Shelter, Inc.
Hoomau Ke Ola
Aloha Aina Health Center
Waianae Coast Coalition
Hawaii Family Law Clinic Ala Kuola
Olomana School Youth Correctional Facility
Nurturing Fathers Program
American Lung Association

Ohana and Community: Economic Development

Hawai`i Maoli - Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Maui Economic Opportunity
Nankului Housing Corporation
Makaweli Poi Factory
Molokai Occupational Center

Ohana and Community: Education

UH PhD Fellowships
Kau O Ka`Aina Learing `Ohana
Malama Learning Center
Papahana Kualoa - Maunaloa Gardens
Teach for America
Kamakakuokalani UH Center for Hawaiian Studies
Partners in Development
Na Pua Noe'au
College Connections
Hale Kipa
UH Community College System: Achieving the Dream
UH Monoa School of Social Work Practicum
Hawaiian Focus Public Charter School Initiative
Dyslexia Tutoring Center
Chaminade University
DOE - Pauoa Elementary School
UH College of Education - Hookulaiwai
Akaula School
Keaukaha Elementary School
Nankuli High and Intermediate School
Ulukau Hawaiian Electronic Library

Click here to see GSPD and Trustee Grants of $5,131,196.02
- Molokai and Lanai FY 2004 - FY 2008