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About Us

Native Hawaiian Philanthropyʻs goal is provide assistance to Native Hawaiian communities in Keanae, Maui and State-wide.  We have partnered with 14 native Hawaiian organizations (NHO) that implement culturally-grounded projects and programs. Our mission is to help empower NHOʻs, communities and individuals through networking, support services and resources.


We are based in Keanae and expanded to an office in Waiohuli Homestead and work with Native Hawaiian organizations from Maui, Hawaii island, and Oahu.

Chauncey in blue shirt  with blue goves and surf shorts.  Bending over harvesting taro leaves.  He is surrounded by green taro in a taro patches.  Brown water in front of him.

Native Hawaiian Philanthropy 
Community Projects

  • Food Box & Meals Distribution

  • Strategic & Resiliency Planning for Maui Farmers & Communities

  • Workforce Development for native Hawaiian communities and Community-Based organizatons

  • Heavy Equipment Farming Assistance and Land Clearing

  • Website & Social Media Promotion for native Hawaiian communities and projects

  • Protection of sacred cultural/archaeological sites

  • Water Oversight for Keanae water system for the community and   10-year agreement with Board of Land and Natural Resources

  • Research & Development

  • Grant Writing & Reporting

  • Fundraising

Green picture of the Keanae taro patches surrounded by green trees and spaces of water.

Mission Statement

A) Support Na Mahiʻai o Keanae (Farmers of Keanae) in partnership with Pilipaʻa LLC through volunteer work-days, water systems monitoring, and  grant opportunities. Support native Hawaiian farms and farmers.

B) Research and Development in Native Hawaiian Philanthropy, partnering with NH Organizations to bridge funding opportunities and network with the philanthropic sector.

C) Develop and Support culturally-grounded projects and organizations that help to promote and perpetuate Hawaiian culture, arts and crafts and Ahupuaʻa stewardship practices.

D) Empower native Hawaiians to tell their own stories and/or ancient stories through the Hawaiian Storytelling project integrating screenplay writing, on-set production for film and t.v., music video production, and all aspects of stage and media production.

ʻŌlelo Noʻeau (Hawaiian Proverb):

" ʻA'ohe hana nui ke alu 'ia."

No task is too big when done together by all.


Board of Directors


Picture of Pualani Enos smiling in a purple dress with a pearl necklace.
Pualani Enos
Strategic Planner
Kaulia Creates LLC
Native Hawaiian  (She/Her)
Picture of Kuʻuleimakamae Shafee.  Model Photo shoot with gray top.
Kuʻuleimakamae Shafee
Storytelling &
Media Production 
Native Hawaiian  (She/Her)
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