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.

Maui family fosters 15 children, shedding light on National Foster Care Month

May 27, 2021

Originally story published by KITV on May 25th by Mika Miyashima, here. Duane and Jonahlyn Pagay of Maui have fostered 15 children since 2015, adopted one, all while raising three keiki of their own. Duane first entered the foster care system when he was in elementary school. He and his two brothers were just three of…

Resilience Hub receives $10,000 from Hawaiian Electric

May 21, 2021

PIDF received a $10,000 grant from Hawaiian Electric to continue the Resilience Hub in Kohala, a project under the Pili a Pa‘a program that provides a safe space for keiki who are doing distance learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic and whose caregivers are unable to supervise them.

Nā Pono keiki summer program 2021

May 13, 2021

The Nā Pono Keiki Program will provide culture-based programming designed to build skill sets through hands-on activities which strengthen
relationships to ʻāina and culture in community, for keiki and caregivers.

PIDF receives $100,000 to address adverse childhood experiences among Native Hawaiians

May 12, 2021

The grant will benefit the youth of the PIDF’s Ke Kama Pono Safehouse program for adjudicated youth.

With big hearts and a big home, this Hawaii family seeks to inspire others to foster

May 10, 2021

The Rogers family fosters and adopts medically fragile children in the Hawaiʻi foster care system. They shared their story on Hawaii News Now for Foster Care Awareness Month.

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

FEATURED STORY

Tūtū and Me Serves Family for Over 15 Years

The Tokashiki ʻohana has been attending our Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool since our very first class in 2003. Their eldest keiki, Skylin, is now a student at Arizona State University and attributes part of her success to our program! Watch their story of generational success.