Kalani Mission and Nonprofit Information

Kalani Mission

            - From Founder/Director Richard Koob


Kalani's mission is to provide a fun, safe and educational retreat village which encourages ALOHA love for life in each person's own deepest way through participation in abundant nature, culture and wellness experiences.

The ALOHA Spirit

is the coordination of mind and heart within each person. It brings each person to cherish life and inspires each person to extend good feelings to others. In the contemplation and presence of the life force, Aloha, the following unuhi laulâ loa (free translation) may be used:

Akahai, e na Hawai’i

modest are the people of Hawaii; through careful planning and conservation we can live with the resources available to us for generations to come;

Lôkahi a ku like

we are unified, we work together in peace and harmony;

`Olu`olu ka mana’o

pleasant are our thoughts, by being positive we create a positive, loving community;

Ha`aha`a kou kulana

we are humble, we need never feel insecure;

Ahonui a lanakila

with patience and perseverance we keep moving forward.

These are traits of character that express the charm, warmth and sincerity of Hawaii's people. It is the working philosophy of native Hawaiians and is presented as a gift to the people of Hawaii.


Kalani turtle


The I'o (hawk) and Honu (turtle) logo

symbolize Kalani's goal to move slowly forward with peace and compassion, while having a clear overview of what is necessary to prosper while providing abundant nature-culture-wellness educational experiences.

Depicted are Hawaiian three chakra elements, which when in agreement, lead to pono (fair, correct) decisions of benefit to self, community, and home (local and global):

Mana'o is our rational thinking.
Pu'uwai is our heart-emotions-feelings.
Na`au is our intestines or gut intuition.

The Kalani logo `aumakua (traditional animal guiding spirits), the 'Io hawk, flies above and sees the big picture, while the Honu turtle, swims below, carefully progressing forward.

Note the basic kindergarten rules for a wholesome life:

Love One's Self
Respect Others and
Take Care of Home, Local and Global

These are harmonious partners with Kalani's NATURE-CULTURE-WELLNESS educational mission.

Loving One's Self is all about Wellness, living healthy, avoiding/overcoming addictions, embracing and celebrating life.

Respecting Others is the essence of living peacefully within the diverse Cultures of our multifaceted Kalani, Hawaii and world.

Taking Care of Home, Local and Global is simply honoring Nature, the `āina or land, literally that which nurtures us. Many contemporary religions are variations of indigenous beliefs centered around the cycles of the moon, earth and sun. Hawaiians, extraordinary gardeners, fishermen, healers, orators, artists and navigators, particularly studied and honored the earth and skies.

YOU are invited

to join with us in the Kalani experience, as visiting guests, faculty, volunteers, cottage and land stewards, local residents and staff. Heaven on earth does just happen, when we honor and co-create with abundant nature, community and spirit.


Kalani Mission


To support Kalani's mission with a contribution, call (800) 800-6886 or click the button below. Kalani Honua is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization and your contributions are tax-deductible. And secure!



Nonprofit Information

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we publish yearly and other reports to the County of Hawai`i, the State of Hawai`i, and the federal government. The documents below include some revisions of current documents.  Board members and all interested are welcome to review and send comments to director@kalani.com.

IRS Form 990 for Year 2012

Kalani Honua Articles & Bylaws

Letters of Support,
Land Use Commission Application and
Kalani’s Drive to Help Hawai`i Thrive

Click here to review the LUC applications and see example Kalani letters of support from Hawai`i Leaders in the arts, agriculture, and more.