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ka ulana ʻana i ka piko 

BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

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our mission

The mission of the Hawaiian Way Fund (HWF) is to enhance the well-being of Hawaiʻi through community-based initiatives founded on Hawaiian culture, knowledge and traditions.

how we kōkua

HWF is the piko that ties the many strands of our community together through:

  • Individual Donors

  • Workplace Campaigns

  • Community Campaigns

Donations are collected through the HWF and distributed directly to designated organizations.

who we kōkua

  • Nonprofits

  • Community Organizations

  • Organizations aligned with a mission to uplift lāhui

  • Native Hawaiian Organizations

Ways to Give to the Hawaiian Way Fund

100% of donations are tax deductible

5 reasons to give

Donate online, by check or start a Workplace Giving Campaign

Currently partnering

with over 30 Native Hawaiian serving nonprofits & community organizations

Over $1,000,000+ in donations since 2004

The impacts of the

Hawaiian Way Fund

are felt across the state

empowering keiki

The Hawaiian Way Fund supports organizations such as the Ulu Aʻe Learning Center. Started by a kumu who felt the need to give back to her community in a meaningful way. Ulu A’e is one of the only Hawaiian culture-based intercession and after school programs in Kapolei. Grounded in values and customs of our kupuna, Ulu A’e sets a solid cultural foundation for keiki through activities such as hula, ukulele lessons, hei ha’awina, Hawaiian language and huaka’i.

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Meet the Program Manager

Leonani Puailihau

Leonani Puailihau is Community Relations Manager at CNHA.  She was born and raised on the Westside of Oʻahu.  After attending Kamehameha Schools, Leonani went on to pursue her education at Loyola Marymount University for her undergraduate program and University of Phoenix - Hawaii Campus for her graduate program. Her passions can be found in ʻohana, ʻike Hawaiʻi and empowering community.

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