Kamehameha Foundation

To connect Hawaii’s people with their culture, traditions, ancestry, and hereditary claims


             "Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono"

           (The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated with righteous acts)

                                                          -Quoted by His Majesty, King Kamehameha III -1843

                                                                          -As translated by Palani Vaughan

This past year the Kamehameha Foundation 

raised money to support the Project Hawaiʻi Christmas Wish Program for homeless children to help reach the goal of 350 children on Oʻahu to supply them with hygiene items. 

Mahalo to all our supporters who contributed to this noble cause for our homeless keiki living in Hawaiʻi.

The Kamehameha Foundation supports the Haleʻiwa Canoe Club, a small outrigger canoe club that is rooted in Haleʻiwa at Māeaea Beach. They are devoted to their members; community and the environment as they strive to educate one another on the meaning of crew and to care for the ocean and its surroundings - to be present and mindful.  Their canoe, "Laʻanui" was named after the High Chief of Haleʻiwa, Gideon Peleioholani Laʻanui, a nephew of Kamehameha I and father of Princess Elizabeth Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau 

100th Year Anniversary

of Historical Publication

Keoua, Father of Kings was written by the head of the royal house, Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau Laʻanui Pratt in 1920 about the Royal House of Keoua nui, descendants and the kingdom - This is a new edition commemorating its 100 year publication and its 200 year of the anniversary of the missionaries arrival in Hawaiʻi.  Help support the Kamehameha Foundation by purchasing this unique historical book about Keoua Kalanikupuapaʻikalaninui, father of Kamehameha I documenting the heirs of the royal house. All proceeds will go to the foundation to help future charities as well as the good works of the foundation.

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