Native Hawaiian Organizations

Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs) are non-profit organizations, managed by Native Hawaiian individuals and principally serving Native Hawaiians, which have majority ownership of a Small Business Administration (SBA) designated 8(a) for-profit firm.

What makes NHOs unique in comparison to traditional 8(a) firms, is their ultimate mission to serve their communities. Profits generated by the NHO-owned 8(a) firms are dispersed to their parent firm, which engages in activities to benefit the Native Hawaiian community. NHO missions range across social and community objectives including: youth programs, access to legal defense, leadership development, innovative youth education, specialized job training, health, financial literacy, business development, cultural engagement, community development, and other community needs.