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