The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is a nonprofit, public policy think tank that seeks to educate people about the values of individual liberty, economic freedom and accountable government.
Through the publication of accurate and timely research and commentaries, as well as by organizing events, conferences and seminars, the Institute informs Hawaii’s policymakers, news media and the public at large about key public policy issues. Since its founding in 2001, it has helped provide the intellectual foundations for many public policy debates.
While the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii functions as a thought leader, it is just as committed to promoting action through practical change. In the spirit of “E Hana Kakou / Let’s work together!”, it strives to bring Hawaii’s people together to work for a better economy, better governance and a better society.
To maintain its role as an independent voice and watchdog, the Grassroot Institute refuses to accept funding from the local, state or federal governments. As an IRS 501(c)3 organization, the Grassroot Institute is nonpartisan and does not endorse political candidates or parties.
Grassroot Institute is a member of the State Policy Network, the nation’s leading network of state-based think tanks.
What we do
Comment on issues affecting Hawaii
Our team produces content to educate people about the values of individual liberty, economic freedom and accountable government.
Provide timely and accurate research
Our team studies laws that are preventing Hawaii from thriving and create reports to inform legislators, media and the public on how to create a better economy and government.
Host events to educate the public
We organize forums featuring national and local guest speakers in order to educate the public on key issues facing Hawaii residents.