Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Kauai Clubhouses

The foundation first awarded a one-year grant to the organization to support out-of-school programming due to the pandemic. Takeaways from how the organization operated during the pandemic informed how it supports all out-of-school programming now and into the future. The multi-year award granted in May 2022, reflects the foundation’s trust in Kauai leadership, appreciation for their passionate commitment to children, and an understanding that without an organization like the Boys & Girls Club, many Kauai children and youth would not be able to successfully navigate hunger, educational challenges, trauma, emotional supports, health/wellness barriers, and future opportunities. This multi-year award also reflects the foundation’s commitment to the communities of Kauai, an island that holds a special place in the hearts of the Hayashi family as the birthplace of Herbert Hayashi and where his children spent much of their childhood. Learn more here.

Ceeds of Peace

Ceeds of Peace works to raise peacebuilding leaders by creating community platforms and opportunities for adults and youth, educators, family members, service providers, those in the justice system, business leaders, the faith community, and nonprofit professionals. They share and model tools, activities and best practices to develop leadership skills to create sustainable, just, peaceful communities. Learn more here.

Kalihi Palama Culture & Arts Society (KPCAS)

KPCAS works to bring the community together by offering classes and two annual hula competitions for public participation. Its Lohe I Ka Leo: Hear the Voice project will turn over 100 years of first-person hula knowledge and history into a digitalized collection for keiki and the community to access for generations to come.

Nature Activities for Learning and Understanding (NALU) Studies Program

NALU’s mission is to help empower and transform the lives of at-risk youth by cultivating an interest in enriched science education opportunities. Through NALU Studies, students receive hands-on learning in cultural settings, and guidance and mentoring throughout the program, opportunities that have become even more vital as effects of COVID-19 continue to impact youth education. The current three-year award supports its efforts to expand NALU’s reach and provide similar transformational programming on the islands of Kauai, Maui, Molokai, and Lanai, while also continuing to support Oahu youth. Learn more here.

Special Olympics Hawaii

Creating a more inclusive world, Special Olympics Hawaii is the state’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. The new three-year award supports its efforts to reengage with those negatively impacted by the pandemic and the inability to gather. SOHI hopes to undo some of the damage on the health and wellness of highly vulnerable individuals with disabilities and begin to reconvene communities around the needs of those they serve. Learn more here.


HUGS was founded in 1982 at Unity Church by a small group of volunteers who recognized the many challenges faced by families with seriously ill children. Its programs strengthen and support families with children facing life-threatening illnesses that range from cancer, cardiac issues, liver and kidney ailments to chromosomal defects. HUGS serves Hawaii children, ages birth to 21 years and provides compassionate support to parents challenged financially and emotionally by issues related to their children’s condition. We are proud to support HUGS over the next three years through a general operating support grant. The foundation believes in fostering relationships built on shared values, so we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with HUGS, its team and its board, as they continue to uplift Hawaii’s community. Learn more here.

Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA)

Focusing on schools with a majority of students from low-income households, the Visual Arts Integrated Education Program provides art immersion classes for students and workshops for teachers to use art as an innovative and effective teaching strategy. Learn more here.


Kupu’s mission is to preserve the land while empowering youth. It provides hands-on training in conservation, sustainability and environmental education for young adults with the goal of cultivating Hawaii’s next generation of environmental and cultural stewards. Providing service opportunities that create positive environmental, cultural and community impact across Hawaii and the Pacific region, Kupu is dedicated to guiding the island towards a more sustainable future.
The foundation is proud to enter into a multi-year partnership with the team at Kupu, providing general operating support over the next four years. As the foundation continues to evolve, Kupu fits perfectly into our philosophy of community impact as we go beyond contractual relationships and into partnerships based on mutual values. Learn more here.

Make-A-Wish Hawaii

Since the very beginning, almost 40 years ago, Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s sole mission is to grant the wish of every child that is diagnosed with a critical illness to inspire them to believe that anything is possible – even the strength to fight harder against their illness. Funding will support the wishes of keiki who are from low-income or at-risk households, including youth in the foster care system. Learn more here.

Past Grantees

Ala Kukui
Alternative Structures International
Alzheimer’s Association Hawaii
American Heart Association
Arthritis Foundation
Boys & Girls Club – Kauai Clubhouses
Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council
Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC)
Early Childhood Action Strategy (ECAS)
Feeding Hawaii Together
Filipino Community Center
Gift Foundation
Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO)
Hawaii Children’s Action Network (HCAN)
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Hawaii Investment Ready
Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center
Hawaii International Child
Hawaii Nature Center
Hawaii Opera Theater
Hawaiian Mission Houses

Helping Hands Hawaii
Honolulu Police Community Foundation
Honolulu Zoological Society
Ho’ola Na Pua
Hope Street Group
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Kahala Elementary PTO
Kona Historical Society
Lanakila Pacific
Leilehua High School
Maryknoll School
Pacific Region Baseball, Inc.
PBS Hawaii
Teach for America
The Early School
UH Foundation – UH Manoa Athletics
Viet Hope
Waikiki Health
Wally Yonamine Foundation
YMCA of Honolulu