Hawaii Business
A must-read among the movers and shakers in our islands, Hawaii Business helps distribute our original research to businesses in Hawaii.

Hawaii Business and HIPA have partnered to produce a series of breakfast forums on the critical issues facing the business community—from renewable energy to water use to land development to diversifying the economy through high tech.

Public Policy Center at the College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Public Policy Center enhances the quality of life in Hawaii through teaching, research and civic engagement.

Energy Policy Forum at the College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa
A forward-looking group from the private sector, government and community.

Atherton Family Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation


A significant aspect of HIPA’s development is its ability to generate public interest and resources to produce quality policy studies and projects. Because the concept of a “think tank” is a relatively unexplored idea in Hawaii, HIPA’s challenge was to educate and persuade community leaders and funders of the merits of research and analysis as tools to better public decision-making. A significant amount of time was therefore spent in HIPA’s first year of development by simply explaining to leaders what the vision of HIPA is, and how it will benefit Hawaii.

HIPA is proud to be supported by the following project funders, foundations and individuals. Total grant and contract awards for HIPA projects have amounted to about $6 million in the past five years to include:

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