Moanalua Gardens Foundation
Founded in 1970, Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) has served as a vital link in preserving and protecting the environmental and cultural resources of Hawai‘i. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, our mission is
“To preserve and perpetuate the native culture and environment of Hawai’i through education and stewardship of Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley and celebration of the annual Prince Lot Hula Festival.”
For the past four decades, MGF has pioneered programs which help people understand and appreciate the unique environmental and cultural resources of our islands. This knowledge is essential to developing informed stewards who will protect and preserve our fragile and vulnerable ‘āina.
In recent years, MGF has focused on educational activities and improvements for Kamananui Valley. We installed new interpretive signs, launched Huaka`i o Kamananui, Aloha ‘Āina Moanalua, a new place-based education program for fourth-graders, and are currently working on improving Kamananui Valley Road.
For more information about Moanalua Gardens Foundation, please visit our legacy website by clicking here.
Since 1978 on the third weekend in July, the annual Prince Lot Hula Festival has brought together premier hālau hula (hula groups) from throughout the islands for a daylong celebration of hula in a non-competitive setting. One of Hawai‘i’s most exciting cultural events, the festival allows thousands of island residents and visitors to experience the beauty and spirit of the Hawaiian culture.
While we cannot gather in-person at a live event this year due to the pandemic, our festival will continue in a virtual format again this year. Please join Moanalua Gardens Foundation on Thursday, October 28, 2021 for the premiere broadcast of the 44th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival featuring a special two-hour program on KHON2. Stay tuned for the broadcast time and more details as they become available.
Our theme this year is E Huli Alo I Ka Ulu Lā. Ua Ao Ē. With the rising of the sun, a new day dawns.
The 44th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival: Thursday, October 28, 2021 on KHON2. Time to be announced.
Ho‘omālama pono i Kamananui a me nā poe (We need your help!)
Since 1970 years, MGF has offered award-winning educational programs, celebrations and services to Hawai‘i’s people. No other organization is so deeply dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the history, native culture and environment of Hawai‘i, Kamananui Valley and our people. As a non-profit organization, we depend heavily upon our supporters, sponsors, donors, and volunteers.
Please take a minute now to become a member, renew your membership, or make a donation online or below. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the native culture, environment and people of Hawai‘i --- we are the Moanalua Gardens Foundation.
Please take a minute now to become a member, renew your membership, or make a donation online below.
Membership and donations are 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.