Nā ‘Ōiwi Kāne (NOK) established as first Native Hawaiian Organization in the SBA(a) program. Created with a mission to help native Hawaiian youth.
Preliminary research to identify groups most in need of assistance. NOK determines the focus of their efforts should be on fatherless households.
Finding a Partner
Initial support for Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) by funding existing program focused on assisting single parent Hawaiian families
Developing a Plan
PIDF fact finding study funded by NOK aimed at designing a program to address the mission of NOK.
Initial funding to establish an after school mentoring program similar to the Big Brothers program, with mature, culturally sensitive, Native Hawaiian males paired with identified Native Hawaiian boys and girls who live in fatherless households near Laupāhoehoe, Hawai‘i.
Expanding the Reach
After two successful years of resuls in Laupāhoehoe, Hawai'i we were prepared to provide additional funding to expand the program to Wai‘anae, O‘ahu.
Evolving to Meet Needs
Four years of successfully mentoring youths brought many additional issues to our attention. We worked with PIDF to create a second mentoring program in Wai‘anae, O‘ahu with a focus on houseless family education.
Focusing on the 'Ohana
We expanded our funding to provide support for the Ke Kama Pono Safehouse which provides families with a place to live while offering several mentorship opportunities to cultivate a life-long joy of learning and increase self-esteem.
Increased partnership with PIDF to support Tūtū & Me traveling preschool to serve low income families throughout Hawai‘i
Getting to Our Roots
Partner with Friends of the Future to fund after school based farming and animal raising using indigenous microorganisms and techniques
Continuing to Grow
Extend funding to PIDF’s Nā Pono No Nā ‘Ohana, a family education program based in Waimānalo, Oahu.
Partner with Consortiam for Hawai‘i Ecological Enginerring Education to fund Mahope o ke kula a‘o mau ana after-school program at Richardson Ocean Center in Hilo, Hawaii
Reaching New Heights
Partner with Nā Aikane O Pu‘ukohalā Heiau to create pilot program to re-establish the indigenous artform of Hawaiian featherwork with a focus on ‘ahu ‘ula.
Funding of Saint Louis School’s Hui o Nā ʻŌpio hula halau who perpetuate Hawaiian culture through oli and hula
Support for new PIDF program Piha me ka Pono which cultivates partnerships to bring needed academic, health, and social support services for the students and their families at Kohala Schools on Hawai‘i island
Funding for Pearl City High School Chapter of Future Farmers of America to attend Hawaii State FFA Convention
Building a Better System
We have added a new program to our funding for 2020,Kinai ʻEha. This program aims to divert the "pathway to prison" which affects many Hawaiian youths who struggle in the traditional western school system.