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.

Civil Cafe: How The Pandemic Has Affected Hawaii’s Indigenous People

November 12, 2021

Honolulu Civil Beat hosted a discussion with Native Hawaiian leaders who share data, anecdotes, and more on the impact of the pandemic on Hawaiʻi’s lāhui.

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Nonprofit Will Use Grant To Create Savings Accounts For Native Hawaiian Families

October 12, 2021

Partners in Development Foundation is teaming up with American Savings Bank to help families better prepare and pay for children’s…

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Farming program that aims to help at-risk youth find their way is a finalist for $20M grant

September 28, 2021

Kawailoa caught the eye of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. It named KYFWC one of 10 finalists in its Racial Equity 2030 challenge. KYFWC wants to establish a residential mental health campus for minors. The ultimate goal is to perfect a program rooted in Native Hawaiian practices that ends youth incarceration.

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Our Impact

Our Impact

51%

People served are Native Hawaiian.

92%

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

100,000+

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.

FEATURED STORY

Hawaiʻi among 10 finalists for $90 million global challenge to boldly address systemic racism

Racial Equity 2030 will unleash transformative solutions to improve the lives of children, families and communities across the world. The “Kawailoa: A Transformative Indigenous Model to Replace Youth Incarceration” project supports youth to find their roles as healers and community contributors by replacing youth incarceration with a Native Hawaiian restorative system.