serving Hawaiʻi's families

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Our Mission

Our Mission

Hoʻoulu a hoʻolako ʻo Partners in Development Foundation i nā ʻohana me nā kaiāulu e loaʻa ka lei o ka lanakila a e lawelawe pono ma o ka moʻomeheu a me ka mauli ola Hawaiʻi.

To inspire and equip families and communities for success and service using timeless Native Hawaiian values and traditions.

Partners in Development Foundation’s President and CEO selected to join Omidyar Fellows Program

May 17, 2024

Originally published by Omidyar Fellows – Check out the full article here. Hawai‘i Leadership Forum Welcomes Sixteen Leaders to Omidyar…

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Zippy’s Says MAHALO to Five Hawaii Nonprofits in May

April 22, 2024

HONOLULU, HI, APRIL 22, 2024 – May is the dedicated month Zippy’s has chosen to celebrate the communities they serve.…

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Nā Pono No Nā ʻOhana Practices ʻĀina-Based Learning at Waimānalo Learning Center

April 8, 2024

The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources’ (CTAHR) Waimānalo Learning Center was initiated in 2012 and has welcomed thousands…

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Our Impact

Our Impact


People served are Native Hawaiian.


Foundation funds went to serving the community in 2020. Only 8% went to overhead.


People served since our beginnings in 1997.

Transformational Growth

We focus on the long-term success of the people and the communities we serve, we hope to instill a sense that those who succeed have, in turn, a responsibility to serve others in need.

Hawaiʻi Project to End Youth Incarceration Receives $20 Million Award From Kellogg Foundation’s Global Challenge to Advance Racial Equity

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced PIDF and its collaborative partners known as the Opportunity Youth Action Hawaiʻi (OYAH) as one of the Racial Equity 2030 Challenge’s five awardees. The Challenge is awarding $80 million to help build and scale actionable ideas for transformative change in the systems and institutions that uphold racial inequities. Our project, “Kawailoa: A Transformative Indigenous Model to End Youth Incarceration”, was awarded $20 million dollars over an eight-year commitment.