Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Historic Hawaii Foundation

  • Honolulu, HI
  • www.historichawaii.org

Mission Statement

The purpose of the foundation shall be to preserve and encourage the preservation of historic buildings, objects and sites relating to the history of Hawai'i to promote an awareness of and respect for all that is historically significant and architecturally distinctive in our State; and through these efforts, to keep alive and intact for the enrichment of present and future generations the inherent beauty of the Hawaiian Islands and its unique historic role in the development of the Pacific Basin.

Main Programs

  1. Preservation Resource Center
Service Areas

Self-reported

Hawaii

Historic Hawaii Foundation is the only statewide advocate for historic preservation.  It serves all islands of Hawaii and the pacific basin.

ruling year

1975

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Ms. Kiersten Faulkner

Keywords

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historic places, Hawaii, historic, history, preservation, architecture, cultural, buildings, national register, sites, Hawaii register, Hawaiian History, Preservation resources

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EIN

23-7441972

 Number

1869526014

Physical Address

680 Iwilei Road, Suite 690

Honolulu, HI 96817

Also Known As

HHF

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Management & Technical Assistance (C02)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Historic Hawai‘i Foundation helps people protect the historic places that make Hawai‘i unique by making preservation efficient, accessible and instinctual in Hawai‘i.
·      We help people get the expertise they need to preserve historic places in their care through initiatives such as the Preservation Resource Center.

·      We recognize and award outstanding preservation practices through our annual Preservation Honor Awards, Kama‘āina of the Year celebration.

·      We alert the community of endangered places including the annual listing of Hawaii’s Most Endangered Places.

·      HHF Supports legislation that encourages preservation. For example HHF is the co-organizer of Historic Preservation Day at the Capitol, and the key advocate responsible for the City and County of Honolulu’s tax exemption program, which can rebate 50% of property tax for historic commercial properties.

·      We celebrate Hawaii’s unique past because a public that values its history protects its historic places.

Programs

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Program 1

Preservation Resource Center

The Preservation Resource Center provides community-based preservation services that increase access to and expand the variety of resources related to historic property protection. The resource center includes three major service lines:

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Asian/Pacific Islander

Budget

$100,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Hawaii

Historic Hawaii Foundation is the only statewide advocate for historic preservation.  It serves all islands of Hawaii and the pacific basin.

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HISTORIC HAWAI'I FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Historic Hawaii Foundation

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Principal Officer

Ms. Kiersten Faulkner

BIO

Kiersten Faulkner has been Executive Director of Historic Hawai?i Foundation since January 2006. As Historic Hawai'i Foundation's chief executive, she is responsible for the leadership, strategic planning, development and overall management of the organization. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was senior city planner with the City and County of Denver. In this role, Ms. Faulkner led long-range, comprehensive planning projects for the City, including new master plans for Denver's historic Civic Center and several of its historic neighborhoods. She provides experience and expertise in land use policy and regulations, as well as in community processes and outreach. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand, working on community development projects in the northeast. Ms. Faulkner holds a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from BYU-Hawai'i. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"In 2008, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation saw a dramatic increase in program services and effectiveness as we launched the Preservation Resource Center, a significant new program that has exponentially increased our responsiveness to Hawaii’s preservation needs. 

 

In the first few months of the program, HHF published two new resource guides (Nominating a Residence to the State Register of Historic Places and a Directory of Preservation Professionals); conducted educational seminars about incentives for preservation; initiated a circuit rider program to the neighbor islands and provided information and assistance to support scores of historic sites across the state.

 

The Preservation Resource Center has enabled HHF to increase our neighbor island presence, as well as respond to inquiries and provide technical assistance to homeowners, businesses, organizations, and government agencies. We are grateful to the program funders who had the foresight to meet the challenge and make the program possible.

The new field services program enhanced HHF’s activities, including the 33rd annual Preservation Honor Awards, the 22nd annual Experts at the Palace series, the 4th annual Most Endangered Historic Sites list, tours of historic places, and other educational, advocacy and engagement activities with HHF members, coalition partners, kama‘āina businesses and elected officials. We appreciate all those who contributed through membership dues, donations, attendance at events, volunteering, and participation in the Kama‘āina of the Year benefit. You made it possible for HHF to continue to be the statewide voice for keeping the history of Hawai‘i alive and meaningful for the enrichment of current and future generations.

 

As we enter our 35th year, we are pleased to report significant progress and look forward to the next level of engagement.

 

Mahalo nui,

Kiersten Faulkner

Executive Director"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Timothy Johns

Bishop Museum

Term: June 2008 - May 2009

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