serving Hawaiʻi's families

Living Hawaiian Values

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.

Give Aloha to PIDF

September 14, 2021

This year, Partners in Development Foundation is excited to participate in Give Aloha, Foodland’s Annual
Community Matching Gifts program!

Reflections on John Paul “Jack” Keppeler

September 3, 2021

Hawaiian Cultural Specialist Aaron Mahi shares his account of the late Jack Keppeler, who was integral in the beginnings of the Baibala Hemolele project.

Native Hawaiians receive support during trying times

August 12, 2021

Partners in Development Foundation receives $150,000 from Office of Hawaiian Affairs to support Native Hawaiians. The funding will support over 500 Native Hawaiian community members in Waimānalo through PIDF’s family education programming and services.

Four unsung heroes recognized for their critical work in Hawaiʻi

August 5, 2021

2021 Ulu Hana: Pewa Awards will recognize four individual leaders who have made a significant difference in addressing and supporting critical community needs or challenges within the state of Hawaiʻi. Tune in for the premiere on Aug. 21 at 6p.m. on KGMB.

Nā Pono No Nā ʻOhana Summer Program

July 28, 2021

The Nā Pono Summer Keiki Program successfully completed this ʻāina- and cultural- based program. Check out what they did this summer!

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.



2021 Ulu Hana: Pewa Awards

We are honored to present our 2021 Pewa Awardees: Twinkle Borge and James Pakele of Puʻuhonua o Waiʻanae, Innocenta Sound-Kikku of Kōkua Kalihi Valley's Pacific Voices program, and Virginia "Ginger" Fuata of Liliʻuokalani Trust. Watch Ulu Hana: Pewa Awards on broadcast television and celebrate the transformational change these Pewa Awardees inspire. Plus enjoy special musical performances, impact stories and manaʻo from program participants and keiki. You can also join our livestream Ulu Hana: Pewa Awards event and chat with us, RSVP here!