Micah A. Kāne

Chief Executive Officer & President

Hawai‘i Community Foundation


Micah A. Kāne is the CEO and President of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) – the state’s largest and oldest Foundation that works with individuals, families, foundations, government agencies, and organizations to transform lives and improve our communities.

Prior to taking on the role in July of 2017 as the third CEO & President in HCF’s 105-year history, Micah served as its President and Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for leading the executive team and day-to-day operations. He also served as an HCF Board of Governor for eight years before joining HCF.

His previous work experience includes serving as Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Links International responsible for operations and acquisitions of all residential and resort development in Hawai‘i. He was also the Chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, a 200,000-acre native Hawaiian land trust. Micah recently served as a Trustee for the Kamehameha Schools and during this time served as Chairman for two terms. He also served as the Government Affairs Liaison for the Building Industry Association of Hawai‘i. He was raised in Hawai‘i and is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools, Menlo College, and received his MBA from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

In the December of 2020 issue of Hawai‘i Business Magazine, Micah was named and recognized as
CEO of the Year. Over the years, Micah has been recognized with various awards including the 2019 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Shidler College of Business Hall of Honors award, the Koa Anvil Award of Excellence, the Salvation Army Partners in the Community Service Award, the Hawaiian Leader of the Year Award from the Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, Ho‘oulu Leadership Award for Government, Menlo College Hall of Fame- Football Inductee, Environmental Council Award, Spirit of the Year Award from the Aloha United Way and the Housing Advocate of the Year Award from the Building Industry Association of Hawai‘i.

Micah currently serves as a corporate Board of Director with the Hawaiian Electric Industries.

With 105 years of community service, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) is one of the leading philanthropic institutions in the state. HCF is a steward of more than 1,000 funds, including over 300 scholarship funds, created by donors who desire to transform lives and improve communities. In 2020, HCF distributed $142.4 million in grants and contracts statewide, including $9.2 million in scholarships. HCF also serves as a resource on community issues and trends in the nonprofit sector.

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