The Krause Family Foundation: ‘Alana Ke Aloha is a public, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 27-1531421) registered (01/21/2010) in the State of Hawai‘i with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA).

The Leading Lights Project 

Leading Lights Project, Eureka, CA


The pilot project was designed to encourage participants to offer creative visual and narrative arts solutions to energy efficiency issues in their home, community, or workplace. The Krause Family Foundation (KFF) partnered with the Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center’s The Studio, a fine arts center for adults with disabilities.  Project participants from The Studio created individual 2D and 3D art.  The focus of participants’ projects was on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.

We also partnered with Academy of the Redwoods (AR).  AR students worked with a lead teacher to create a public service announcement on saving energy.  The PSA is featured below as well as a variety of other public venues. 

Three $250 awards, from RCEA, PG&E and the Krause Family Foundation, were given to three artists: Eric Lee, Kat Olsen, and Amy House. The public was invited to enjoy refreshments and live music by the trio Compost Mountain Boys at RCEA during Arts Alive in Augst, 2018.  The works are displayed to the right and below. 

Public Service Announcement by Students

at the Academy of the Redwoods

Solar Energy Windmills by Kat Olsen

City of the Future by Amy House

Untitled by Eric Lee

The Na Hokulele Project

​The Na Hokulele Project received support as a Subaward Recipient: HPU: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of University Partnerships Grant Award # AHIAC-10-HI-01 and CFDA# 14.515 ($440,000.00). This three-year project (2010-2014) was designed to (a) provide learning activities to help children from the Kalihi-Palama region become better prepared to enter STEM fields for further education and become aware of opportunities available to them; (b) provide adults with more knowledge about community-economic-workforce development for the Kalihi-Palama community and; (c) help the Kalihi-Palama community members become aware of emerging community-economic-workforce development and assist with community-based support at the end of the grant program.

The Robot Invasion Project

The Robot Invasion Project received support from Friends of Hawaii Robotics, a nonprofit working to support the development and growth of educational robotics programs in the state of Hawai‘I ($79,000.00)

​This one-year project (2010 -2011) brought robotics education, standards and project-based learning into the content-area classroom through a series of integrated, web-based, thematic units written for grades 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. 

Koho'ia Sustainable Agriculture Training Project

Sustainable Agriculture Training Project received support from the Lanie Albrecht Foundation for 25 at-risk, young people from low-income, unemployed families to engage in a job-readiness, sustainable agriculture training program with a farm-to-Table focus ($51,426.00). During the first phase (2011-2012) of a larger four-year project, the generous gift bought an essential van, tractor/attachments, and Rototiller. The project, in partnership with the generous donation of a plot of land for farming by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources/Magoon Research Station, assisted participants’ awareness of entry into Hawai‘i’s food services industry, one of our state’s largest industries and currently in need of workers. 

The Studio Project 

Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center (HCAR): The Studio, Eureka, CA


Small Learning Communities for Artists of Various Abilities and Disabilities


The purpose of the project was to help ensure the highest level of creativity and personal success for the visionary artists of various abilities and disabilities in attendance at the Studio and to develop/promote The Studio as a dynamic learning environment for artists at various stages of artistic achievement. The role of Krause Family Foundation staff was to provide direction in areas of: