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To apply for Kinaʻole Foundation programs, please complete the Kinaʻole Application and, along with any attachments, submit
via e-mail or mail to:


Kinaʻole Foundation

3375 Koapaka Street, Suite F238-20

Honolulu, HI 96819

How to Apply
Kinaʻole Governor's Award


This award recognizes the outstanding Junior ROTC cadet from each of the 26 Hawaii public high school programs.


Tuition Loan Program


Provides financial assistance to individuals that enroll in accredited programs to obtain technical certifications that qualify the individual for employment upon satisfactory graduation.

Leadership Seminar


Provide resources teaching fundamentals of leadership of Native Hawaiian values and ethos.

Veterans Entrepreneur Training Support
(VETS) Program Workshop


We conducted Native Hawaiian Empowerment Entrepreneur Training program on all islands and the Native Hawaiian VETS program separately. These workshops provide training to help Veterans and Disabled Veterans become entrepreneurs and start, grow and sustain a small business.  We allow other than Native Hawaiians to attend but the program is for Native Hawaiians and allows others to participate.  We supplement Native Hawaiian who cannot afford the training.  In the past over 75% of the attendance on the outer island was Native Hawaiians and on Oahu the majority of the participates was Native Hawaiians.  

Native Hawaiian Business Development Empowerment Workshop


This workshop covers business concepts indispensable
for anyone starting up or running a small business. 

LUA Leadership Program

The Lua Leadership program is designed to encourage and promote leadership development. In the Lua Leadership program, personal individual leadership development is fostered through education based in Native Hawaiian culture. Incorporating concepts of self-knowledge, mana, spirituality, and sense of self, the program combines traditional Native Hawaiian wisdom and modern methods. The Lua Leadership program emphasizes the ‘5 C’s of leadership’ which frame leadership around the values of character (pono), competency (makaukau), courage (koa), commitment (kupa’a), and compatibility (aloha). The Lua Leadership Program has been developed by Thomas Kaulukukui Jr., trustee of the Queen Lili’uokalani Trust. 


Na Koa Wounded Warrior Outrigger Canoe Regatta

This event is held on the beachfront of the Hale Koa Hotel as part of the Duke Oceanfest.  We provided the awards for the following categories:  

  • Wounded Warriors

  • Combat Veterans

  • Veterans.  This division is made up of Veterans and First Responders

  • Gold Stars Families.  This is a special awards race with the Gold Star families paddling in honor of their fallen love ones

  • VIPs.  This is made up of Senior Officers in the military, congressional delegation, former POW and disabled veterans

Molokai STEM Robotic Team

We sponsor the Molokai STEM Robotic teams which came in the Middle School came in 1St place in competition in the State of Hawaii, 3rd in the National and 3th at the VEX World Championships and the Elementary School 2nd in the VEX World Championships.  In 2017, we have added K – 12 grades to the total program.

The Royal Order of Kamehameha Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I is to unite in fraternal and benevolent work, men of Hawaiian descent, of good moral character, of sound bodily health; to cultivate the cardinal principles of friendship, charity and benevolence; to aid widows and orphans; to improve the social and moral conditions of its members; to provide scholarship assistance; to preserve and perpetuate the ancient culture, customs, and traditions of Hawai’i, uplift the Hawaiian people; infuse the spirit of patriotism, loyalty, helpfulness and kindness among its members; advance the interest of its members in every rightful cause, and to encourage and develop leadership.

The Royal Order of Kamehameha I continues its work in observance and preservation of some native Hawaiian rituals and customs established by the leaders of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.

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