Native Hawaiian Philanthropy, formerly Maui Mixer has evolved through the years.
Originally established in 2015, Maui Mixer provided support and funding for sports programs for Keanae and Maui youth. In 2019, the program evolved into providing support to the Keanae farmers and families. After the covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the Board of Directors understood the impacts and conditions of native Hawaiian communities state-wide.
In 2022, the board expanded itʻs focus to native Hawaiian communities state-wide and began developing the Native Hawaiian Philanthropy vision in the summer.
Our overall goal is to provide support to native Hawaiian communities of Keanae, Maui and Statewide to help improve their socio-economic conditions.
A) Native Hawaiian Philanthropy (NHP) will empower native Hawaiian communities with the resources and support to improve the socio-economic conditions of NHO (Native Hawaiian Organizations) and our lāhui.
B) Increase active participation of native Hawaiian communities with philanthropic funders and organizations to further support the perpetuation of traditional native Hawaiian culture, practices, and inherent sovereign rights.
C) Develop and Support culturally-grounded projects and organizations that help to promote and perpetuate Hawaiian culture, practices, and inherent sovereign rights.
D) Programs under NHP: Na Mahiʻai o Keanae (The Farmers of Keanae) and Moʻolelo: Hawaiian Storyteling through screenwriting & music video productions.