A thriving Native Hawaiian workforce sought after for 21st century opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.


Support the economic advancement of Native Hawaiians through educational programs and opportunities, specifically focusing on areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Who We Serve

We serve the Native Hawaiian community via targeted financial and volunteer contributions. The results of these contributions benefit the Native Hawaiian youth as well as the local economy and businesses seeking to hire local labor.

Mahalo to the 2018 Mālama Loko Ea Earth Day volunteers!
Upcoming 2018 Community Activities
 Resume Workshop

The Nakupuna Foundation is hosting a workshop to provide resume templates and design ideas and educate attendees on best practices for resume development. Our volunteers will provide one-on-one counseling sessions to review resumes and provide personalized feedback.

Mentorship Program

We are inaugurating a mentorship program that establishes networking relationships, creates development opportunities, and provides designated mentors committed to the mentees’ success.

2018 Summer Intern Program

The Nakupuna Foundation is sponsoring 2018 summer internships at three office locations: Honolulu, HI; Arlington, VA; and Mechanicsburg, PA. Interns will support general office, HR, IT, Accounting and Marketing activities as determined and directed by the Office Manager. For more information, see our advertisement here.

Our Partners
We are proud to work with and support these organizations.
Purple Maiʻa

The Purple Maiʻa foundation fosters access to technology education for underserved youth in Hawaii.

Mālama Loko Ea

The Mālama Loko Ea is an educational outreach effort where students learn and practice land stewardship and nohona Hawaii (living and practicing Hawaiian culture) based around the restoration of the Loko Ea fishpond.

Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation

The Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation supports the Kamehameha Schools for Native Hawaiian students and economic development for the Native Hawaiian Community.

Warrior Expeditions

Warrior Expeditions offers hikes, bike rides, canoe trips, and other activities designed to help combat veterans transition from military service back to civilian life.

Navy Safe Harbor Foundation

The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation aims to ensure every service member is given an opportunity to recover after a serious injury by coordinating non-medical care and providing for families of the service members.

E Ala E Hawaiian Cultural Center

E Ala E Hawaiian Cultural Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Native Hawaiian cultural organization located in the DC/MD/VA area. Our desire is to educate, share, and raise awareness of our beautiful Hawaiian culture and traditions with not only our local communities, but with other nationwide and international communities as well.


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