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.

“Ka Huakaʻi” published by Kamehameha Schools with PIDF President

March 24, 2021

“Ka Huakaʻi 2021” highlights the importance of Hawaiian culture-based education as a pathway for learners to build a bright future for generations to come. PIDF President and CEO Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni worked with Kamehameha Schools to publish this assessment, now available online.

WAO becomes independent 501(c)3!

March 24, 2021

PIDF is proud to announce that their mentee organization, We Are Oceania, established independence as a 501(c)3. We are excited to maintain a close partnership and see the development of the organization as they continue to serve the Micronesian community.

20 for the Next 20: Josie Howard

February 12, 2021

We are so proud of our mentee program, We Are Oceania’s Executive Director, Josie Howard, who was selected for Hawaii Business Magazine’s “20 For the next 20,” honoring people whose talents, accomplishments and potential set them apart as emerging leaders of Hawaiʻi for the next 20 years.

Under-served Kohala Students Received Support from O’neill Foundation

January 27, 2021

Piha Me Ka Pono received a grant from the O’neill Foundation to provide additional support and covid-relief resources for North Kohala students.

PIDF Covid Response PSA

January 19, 2021

Since the onset of the pandemic, PIDF jumped in to help close the gap between those who have access to resources and those who don’t. This PSA shares PIDF’s outreach and ways to support our communities.

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.