Give Back Program
Ingrained in our event is a mission to give back to our community. In an effort to create a more regenerative economy, we hope to perpetuate spending our dollars within our Hawai'i communities. A portion of the proceeds from each event are donated to Native Hawaiian Nonprofits and Organizations that do great work for our lāhui. Below is a list of past recipients.
'Aha Pūnana Leo
ʻAha Pūnana Leo has always strived to ensure that the Hawaiian Language lives. Rooted in our mission to drive and inspire change to ensure a living Hawaiian language in Hawaiʻi and beyond, our organization is dedicated to the people we serve. We span across 13 different locations throughout the Hawaiian islands and have three unique programs.
Papahana Kuaola, located in the ʻili of Waipao, in the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia is an aloha ʻāina-based education organization connecting our past with a sustainable future.
Kua'āina Ulu Auamo
KUA empowers communities to improve their quality of life through caring for their biocultural (natural and cultural) heritage. Our vision is ʻāina momona — abundant and healthy ecological systems in Hawaiʻi that contribute to community well-being.
Hui Mālama o Ke Kai
Hui Mālama O Ke Kai is a non-profit organization that advocates stewardship by connecting youth to outdoor & ocean education, community service, and academic assistance with programming rooted in Native Hawaiian culture and values.
KAULUAKALANA is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2019 by kamaʻāina of Kailua, those who have been raised by the lands and leaders of their ahupuaʻa to chart and navigate a course leading to kanaka (people) and ʻāina (land) reunited in a relationship that feeds us physically, intellectually, culturally, and spiritually. Traveling in the wake of those who came before, we are committed to ʻāina restoration and education, cultural revitalization, community regeneration, identity reclamation, and the renewal of kuleana in Kailua, one of the most storied ahupuaʻa on Oʻahu.
Ulu A'e Learning Center
Ulu A‘e was formed in 2014 with the vision to have entire communities knowledgeable and engaged in the place they live. We deliver culture and place-based education for keiki and families of Honouliuli through half day and intersession student days, other cultural community programs and volunteer workdays.
Our mission is to empower and enrich lives through programs that develop skills, build confidence and promote healthy relationships based on the values and customs of our kūpuna.