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Krilla Kaleiwahea Foundation

Krilla Kaleiwahea Foundation is a Native Hawaiian Organization serving Native Hawaiians across the State of Hawaii.


We are a not-for-profit charitable organization chartered by the State of Hawaii, controlled by Native Hawaiians, and whose activities will principally benefit Native Hawaiians.



To become a culturally-grounded 'ohana internationally recognized and respected for excellence in cultural programs, physical fitness, health and youth leadership development.


Supporting traditional Hawaiian values that promote personal growth, character development, and achievement in physical fitness. Elevating the health, education and welfare of the Native Hawaiian community in the State of Hawaii - Enabling every Native Hawaiian to reach their true life potential.



Krilla Kaleiwahea Foundation will accomplish this agenda through the support of business and entrepreneurship opportunities, cultural and environmental preservation activities, educational, career, and workforce development programs leading to healthy minds and bodies, greater cultural understanding, and gainful employment.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Native Hawaiian families in Hawaii are twice as likely to live below the poverty line than the rest of the State's population. The Census study noted one in seven Native Hawaiian families are living below the poverty line and since the last decade, the number of Native Hawaiians in poverty has increased by 60%.

Krilla Kaleiwahea Foundation was created with the intent to address these social, economic and educational challenges which impact the Native Hawaiian community across the State of Hawaii. To support our community service programs, we will seek out grant and business opportunities in the commercial and government marketplace, as well as partner with like-minded organizations.

We are a proud sponsor of Hawaiian Canoe Club.

Who are Native Hawaiians?

Native Hawaiians (Hawaiian: kanaka 'oiwi, kanaka maoli, and Hawai'i mail) are the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian islands and their descendants.

Native Hawaiians trace their ancestry back to the original Polynesian settlers of the Hawaiian Islands.

Learn more about the overview of Hawaiian history since western contact.

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