The Hawaiian Native Corporation (HNC) is a non-profit organization founded in February 2004 and controlled entirely by Native Hawaiians. HNC is recognized by the Department of Defense under federal statutory authority as a “Native Hawaiian Organization” (NHO) and is certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
HNC was established to promote four key areas vital to the Native Hawaiian community:
- Create a sustainable beneficiary stream for indigenous Native Hawaiians.
- Provide support to, acquire, and to mentor other Native Hawaiian Organizations.
- Identify, train, and employ Native Hawaiians to equip them for future self-sufficiency and economic independence.
- Educate all communities about Native Hawaiians.