Friends of the Future Reflections on 20 years of Community Work.

The Friends of the Future Annual Report, Kāpa’ipa`i (to flourish), is now available online at

Kāpa’ipa`i summarizes more than 20 years of work on Hawai`i Island which began with a series of conversations celebrating pluralism, duality, and cultural diversity.

A nonprofit organization, Friends of the Future has provided a home to more than 40 community programs and initiatives. Some have become independent organizations, transitioned to another like-minded organization, completed their work, or are waiting patiently for the right time, right place, and right resource to be realized.

Currently ten (10) programs actively continue their work as part of Friends of the Future:

  • Waipi’o Valley Community Circle
  • Tutu’s House
  • Na Kahumoku
  • Hui Kuapa
  • Hawai’i Island Leadership Series ~ Ulumau
  • Hawaii Island Health Care Alliance
  • Earl’s Garage
  • Collaborative Health Initiative
  • Baby STEPS to Stronger Big Island Families

Friends of the Future staff is currently collecting reflections and stories from people who are, or have been, involved with its programs. Please take a moment to let Friends of the Future know: “Why does Friends of the Future matter?” Reflections may be sent to or call 885-8336

To become involved in Friends of the Future or to request a printed copy of its annual report, call 885-8336 or e-mail

Treasure Hawaii Auction to Benefit Friends of the Future

Online auctions are great way to help raise money for local nonprofit organizations. You get a little in return while you give to a good cause. Participating in online auctions is easy. There’s no admission fee. As long as you visit the auction website before the electronic gavel falls, you can join the auction action whenever you want, wearing what ever you want. You can bid from anywhere with a computer with access to the Internet.

Handmade silk scarf, feather lei kamoe, koa box, and Hawaiian quilt wall hanging are among the items available in the Treasure Hawai`i online auction, a fundraiser for Friends of the Future

Friends of the Future, a Hawai`i Island nonprofit with more than 20 years of service to the community, is offering over 90 opportunities to bidders in the Treasure Hawai`i online auction. The auction is currently underway and accessible through their website, The Treasure Hawaii auction will close on Sunday, August 28, 2011, at 4:00 pm Hawai`i Standard Time.

Also available are family activities and exclusive opportunities such as golf at Hōkūlia`s private course, sail on the Makali`i, and tour of the Canada-France-Hawai`i Telescope. Sponsored by Hawaii Forest and Trails, Crackseed, Etc, and Lava Rock Realty

Place your bids before the auction closes and help a Hawai`i Island nonprofit continue their work to perpetuate the essence of Hawai`i for the world’s benefit.  The Treasure Hawaii auction will close on Sunday, August 28, 2011, at 4:00 pm Hawai`i Standard Time.

Treasure Hawaii Auction – Benefits Friends of the Future

Media Release:

Aloha kakou –

I’m excited to share with you a great opportunity to capture a bit of what’s best about Hawai`i, and support the work of Friends of the Future: Perpetuating the essence of Hawai`i for the world’s benefit.

Treasure Hawai`i, an online auction benefit for Friends of the Future starts today & continues until the electronic gavel falls on Sunday, August 28 at 4:00 PM Hawai`i Standard Time.

The Treasure Hawai`i auction can be accessed through the Friends of the Future webpage

Available are one-of-a kind items and exclusive opportunities such as golf at private courses.  In addition to golf there are hotel and B&B accommodations,  fun in the Hawaiian sun-outdoor activities, dining and other tastes of Hawai`i.

Click to go to Bidding Site

One Night Only! 8th Annual Earl’s Garage Halloween Haunted House

Media Release:

Filled with mechanical surprises brewed by the Earl’s Garage crew of young ghouls and goblins, FRIGHT SHOP, the 8th Annual Earl’s Garage Halloween Haunted House opens for one night on Saturday, October 30th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Admission is $2. Your admission supports Earl’s Garage hands-on, minds-on activities based in science technology, and creativity for kids ages 7 and up.  A unique Halloween experience awaits you.

Be there. Be scared. Earl’s Garage is a project of Friends of the Future, a nonprofit organization.