serving Hawaiʻi's families

Living Hawaiian Values

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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, serving Hawaiʻi’s families for 25 years

December 29, 2022

Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool Site Manager, Cheri Richards, shares more about PIDF’s 25-year journey.

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Holiday Highlights with PIDF

December 21, 2022

Programs from PIDF celebrated the end of the year with a bang! After two seasons of socially-distanced programming, keiki and…

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Keola Klaus virtual toy drive is coming to town!

December 5, 2022

Support PIDF’s program keiki for a very Merry Christmas! Donate $20 or more in this virtual toy drive and receive a FREE Box Combo from Raising Cane’s.

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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.

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.