About Us

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.

Partners in Development Foundation inspires and equips families and communities for success and service using timeless Native Hawaiian values and traditions.

Partners Working for You

Partners Working for You

Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) empowers families to navigate social challenges and to grow self-resiliency, vibrancy, and healthy, secure communities in Hawaiʻi. 

E mālama i ka ‘ohana, ola ke kaiāulu, care for the family, and the community lives

From our beginnings in 1997, Partners in Development Foundation draws on ʻike kupuna, ancestral wisdom and knowledge, to meet the current challenges facing Hawaiʻi. We serve the needs of young keiki, their caregivers, and economically vulnerable youth and families in the Hawaiian community to overcome systematic disparities and historical trauma. Our programs are guided by time-tested values and practices that honor our kuleana for people and place in caring for our islands and communities. 

E ola ka ‘ohana, may the family thrive.

Partners in Development Foundation believes that nurturing family success will ignite their ability to serve others.

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Our Values

Our Values

Our five core values are central to our mission, our work, and how we interact daily with our communities. 

love; respect

"Alo": the face; "Ha": breath.

We build trust through loving, meaningful connections with others. In the service of others, we must become vulnerable ourselves to be of support with love and respect. When we choose to express compassion within ourselves and our ʻohana, it ripples out into the community.

harmony; unity

”: to cause or obtain; “Kahi”: one.

Through an understanding of ourselves and our gifts, we can understand and honor the gifts that others possess. We balance mind, body, and spirit, recognizing our diverse experiences, perspectives, and expertise as we work in unity to achieve transformational change.

to care for; to honor

”: be in the manner of; “Lama”: a torch.

Recounting the lessons of the past informs the present, shedding light on the future. As an ʻohana, we hold ourselves accountable to steward ourselves, our communities, and our ʻāīna and to put sustainable practices into action to secure a thriving future.

goodness; morality

Po”: to be filled in wisdom; “No”: for, or in possession of.

Being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper. We put our families and communities first and demonstrate our respect through actions that are fair, thoughtful, and filled with goodwill even when no one is watching. Hana pono, mai pono hana! – Do things right (the first time), not haphazardly!

greatest; to excel

Poʻo”: one’s head, mind, and purpose; “Kela”: to strive for excellence or to excel.

To become good at something requires commitment, clarity, and discipline. Our ʻohana fuses ancestral wisdom with innovative and creative efforts to better the lives of our keiki, kūpuna, and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment

Our Commitment

We are committed to strengthening our communities through the strategic implementation of innovative ideas. From the organization's inception, strong, transparent fiscal management has been a priority to ensure the success of our programs. As 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.

Our Impact

Foundations funds went to serving the community
Successful reintegration of adjudicated youth
People served are Native Hawaiian

Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF), an IRS Section 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, was incorporated in 1997 with the goal of helping families and communities overcome difficult challenges in ways that would make them, in turn, teachers and helpers of others in need.