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


Support the economic advancement of Native Hawaiians through culturally-centered STEM educational programs, career opportunities, and services that prepare individuals to succeed professionally as part of a global, borderless talent pool.

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 Mālama Loko Ea Earth Day volunteers!
The Nakupuna Foundation is proud to support Wish for Wheels, a Denver-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to giving low-income children a brand new bike.
The Nakupuna Companies host regular Veterans Workshops aimed at aiding the transition from military service to private industry.

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.

APIA Scholars

Based in Washington, DC, APIA Scholars is the nation’s leading non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs).

I Nui Ke Aho

I Nui Ke Aho is a non-profit based in Waialua on the North Shore of Oahu that operates a traditional double hulled Hawaiian sailing canoe built and maintained for the purpose of community building through indigenous education.

Wish For Wheels

Wish for Wheels Gives new bikes and helmets to 2nd graders in Title I schools (low-income) throughout the United States through Fortune 50 companies to sole proprietary/service organizations.

Support the Enlisted Project

Support the Enlisted Project (STEP) builds financial self-sufficiency among junior active duty enlisted service members and recently discharged enlisted veterans and their families facing financial crisis.


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