Kamehameha Foundation​


We support various organizations

involving cultural activities in Hawaiʻi  

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Haleʻiwa Outrigger

Canoe Club

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The Kamehameha Foundation supported the Haleʻiwa Outrigger Canoe Club, a small canoe club that is rooted in Haleʻiwa at Māeaea Beach.


They are devoted to their members, community and the environment as they strive to educate one another on the meaning of crew and to care for the ocean and its surroundings - to be present and mindful. 

This newly created racing canoe was blessed and launched on the pre-dawn evening on December 17, 2018 and was named "Laʻanui" in honor of Gideon Peleʻīoholani (Pele-ʻĪ-o-Holani) Laʻanui, Aliʻi Nui of all Waialua, Oʻahu. 

Laʻanui was a great nephew of King Kamehameha I and was one of the best canoe surfers of his time as he was taught by the great King Kamehameha himself.  Laʻanui passed on his incredible art of surfing skills to the two sons of King Kamehameha the Great, who was Liholiho and Kauikeaouli at is what is known as Aliʻi Beach in Haleʻiwa.

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Onipa'a Peace March

The Kamehameha Foundation supported the 2020 Onipaʻa Peace March.  The March was on held on January 17th, 2020 from Mauna ʻAla (Royal Mausoleum) to ʻIolani Palace grounds. 


The event drew thousands of people throughout all of Hawaiʻi to voice the continuing protest against the 1893 illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.


Aloha Legacy Hawaii


The Kamehameha Foundation supported

Aloha Legacy Hawaii. 

To help with the projects of:

"The Little Hero who did Big Things"

Ka Huakaʻi & Pilima Program

Aloha Legacy Hawaii envisions a thriving and vibrant Hawaii where living Aloha is a way of life, and the Hawaiian language is commonly spoken.


They look to start the fulfillment of this vision with the publication of their children's book "The Little Heroes who did BIG Things!" adapted from the Hawaiian myth "He moʻolelo no ʻōpae ē" written for the Hawaiian language reader and translated into English.

It is much more than a book, The Little Heroes who did BIG Things will be the foundation for further learning and language engagement.


With the help of the Kamehameha Foundation to help reach their goals, Aloha Legacy Hawaii can print, market, and distribute their book and further develop video reading books, interactive e-books, animation, and academic content that will help teachers teach our Keiki with a better kanaka maoli perspective and align with the Board of Education End Policy 3 - Na Hopena Aʻo (HĀ) initiative.

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Nā Kāne Koa o Mākua

Nā Koa Aloha Āina o Waimānalo


The Kamehameha Foundation supported

Nā Koa Aloha Āina o Waimānalo &

Nā Kane Koa o Mākua

The Kamehameha Foundation is pleased to have contributed monetary support for the good works of “Nā Koa Aloha ʻĀina o Waimanālo” and “Nā Kāne Koa o Mākua”.

Their volunteer services are an asset to all communities and we at the Kamehameha Foundation recognize the dedication they both provide from their hearts in keeping our ʻāina clean and safe as well as inspiring respect among all who they influence.

-Photo: the good works of Nā Kāne Koa o Mākua (Facebook)

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The Kamehameha Foundation supported Sustain Hawaiʻi Non Profit.  Their mission is dedicated to helping transform our islands’ capacity for enduring self-reliance by balancing ecological, socio-cultural and economic needs through community education, innovative practice and advocacy.

"To connect Hawaii’s people with their culture, traditions, ancestry, and hereditary