Your gift makes a difference

Discover giving opportunities and find out how you can uplift the lāhui by investing in scholarships for haumāna and KS programs and initiatives.


The Pauahi Foundation (PF) is the fundraising arm of Kamehameha Schools (KS) that supports Native Hawaiian students through PF scholarships and KS programs and initiatives, which provide pathways for Hawaiian learners to lead.

We provide students with access to need- and merit-based scholarships to help eliminate some of the financial barriers associated with attending college, locally and on the continent. By 2040, the total Native Hawaiian population is projected to increase to 240,000, and KS currently serves 37% of the 136,000 Native Hawaiians ages 0-24 in Hawai‘i. We are building a network of donors to serve more Native Hawaiians and create a community and culture of giving within the KS ‘ohana.


Only one in five Native Hawaiian students complete their post-secondary education. This year, we awarded 440 scholarships to 279 recipients, and the need for additional support still exists. Your gift and partnership helps to close this gap.

Contact Chriss Hopkins at or (808) 534-8021 for information about an existing or new scholarship with the Pauahi Foundation.

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KS Kaiāulu

Contributions to this Kamehameha Schools fund will support the educational programs of KS Kaiāulu in the community, including focuses on early learning, aloha ‘āina, college and career development, and growing ‘ōiwi leaders.



As a revolving scholarship fund, the Mānowai Scholarship is the Pauahi Foundation’s newest scholarship program supporting Native Hawaiian haumāna in their post-secondary endeavors. Mānowai provides immediate support by increasing the availability of scholarships as gifts of $1,000 are awarded to a student in the following academic year.

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Program Support

The Pauahi Foundation offers multiple Kamehameha Schools program support options. Your gift(s) can be applied to an array of crucial KS programs and initiatives in multiple areas including Excellence in Education (Pre-K-through-12), Mālama ‘Āina, College and Career, and Kamehameha Schools Programs and Initiatives.

Contact or (808) 534-3966 to collaborate with the Pauahi Foundation.

Legacy Giving – Ka Hui Ua Ililani

Create a legacy of your own with a planned gift. By incorporating the Pauahi Foundation within your estate plan, you satisfy your personal financial-planning needs while ensuring that more Native Hawaiian learners have opportunities to succeed in life. For more information please contact or (808) 534-3966.

Service Awards

E ho‘omaika‘i to the nearly 400 Kamehameha Schools employees celebrating service anniversaries this year across the pae ‘āina. We celebrate this cherished tradition by recognizing colleagues for their dedication and commitment to continuing Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s legacy. Please consider honoring your colleagues with a tribute gift to the Pauahi Foundation!

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Workplace Giving

Each year, our Kamehameha Schools ‘Ohana dedicates the month of ‘Okakopa (October) to our annual Workplace Giving Campaign, Ho‘ōla i ka Lāhui. This annual fundraising efforts honors employees who give in support of our Founder, Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Pākī Bishop. The campaign also connects employees to Princess Pauahi’s vision, legacy, and inspires and promotes a culture of philanthropy in the workplace.

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Corporate and Foundation Partners

The Pauahi Foundation welcomes partnerships with foundations and corporations. Your gift can be applied to post-high scholarships and/or Kamehameha Schools program support such as Excellence in Education (Pre-K-through-12), Mālama ‘Āina, College and Career, and KS Programs and Initiatives.

Contact Trina Yagi at or (808) 541-5361 to collaborate with the Pauahi Foundation.