The Kokua Hawai’i Foundation

is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawai’i. Our mission is to provide students with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so they will be lifelong stewards of the earth. We support hands-on learning activities that engage their senses and make lasting impressions on children’s minds. We believe our keiki are the seeds of change to preserving and protecting our beautiful islands.


‘AINA In Schools Program

Launched in 2006, ‘AINA in Schools is aimed at connecting children to their land, waters and food in orderrow a healthier future for Hawai’i.  Our mission is to “Actively Integrate Nutrition and Agriculture In Schools. We do this through promotion of healthy school lunches featuring locally grown produce, nutrition education in the classroom, garden-based learning, agricultural field trips, waste reduction and management, and community outreach


 Pacific American Foundation (PAF)

The Pacific American Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Pacific Americans.Established in 1993, the Pacific American Foundation has developed over a dozen different programs, created a variety of culturally based curriculum for public schools, and has touched the lives of thousands of Pacific Americans in Hawai‘i and abroad.

The Pacific American Foundation is working to build a brighter future through the following pathways: Education, Mentorship/Leadership Training, Employment, Research and Development, and Community Partnerships.