The Kealamakia Foundation is now registered as a charitable organization through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Kealamakia Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon. Same products, same prices, same service. But, proceeds from sales are donated to charities of all sizes, like our own. If you are an Amazon shopper, please consider making Kealamakia Foundation the recipient of a portion… Read More

HŌNAUNAU, HAWAIʻI – In September, the Kealamākia Foundation made $1,090 worth of contributions to Hoʻokena Elementary School and to Konawaena High School to support ongoing efforts at both campuses. On October 20, 2015, Hoʻokena Elementary School students will go on one of the first schoolwide excursions, and the first to the Aloha Theater, in several years. At Aloha Theater, the local community playhouse in Kāināliu, the Honolulu Theater for Youth will present… Read More

On September 10, 2015, President Kīwaha submitted an OFFICIAL LETTER TO DLNR (Department of Land and natural Resources) Director Suzanne Case, and Deputy Director Kekoa Kaluhiwa, in opposition to the continued and unlawful arrests at Maunakea of peaceful Aloha ʻĀina activists who are standing in opposition to the further desecration of the mauna through the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. The letter also expresses the opposition of the Foundation to the enforcement of… Read More

HŌNAUNAU, HAWAIʻI – On April 8, 2015, the Rev. Wryen K. C. Kīwaha, President and CEO of the Kealamākia Foundation, submitted an OFFICIAL LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER of Canada, the Right Honorable Stephen J. Harper, in opposition to the unlawful $1.4 billion construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope at Maunakea. Currently the government of Canada, headed by Prime Minister Harper, is formulating a budget for consideration by the House of Commons; which as… Read More

UPDATE: The President has submitted a letter to the office of Mayor William P. Kenoi; but, has ordered that the contents of the letter be filed and sealed until further notice. A copy will therefore not be provided for public viewing. HŌNAUNAU, HAWAIʻI – In the recent media debacle concerning the Hawaiʻi County Fire Department, the President of the Kealamākia Foundation wrote and sent an official Letter to the Fire Commission of Hawaiʻi County seeking truthful answers about the… Read More

On January 5, 2015, the Walmart Foundation notified the CEO by email that the Foundation’s $500 grant request for its initiative to create school gardens in our local schools had been approved. The grant itself was donated by the management of our local Kailua-Kona store. In a statement, the CEO stated, “On behalf of the Trustees, I would like to extend a warm mahalo to our friends at the Walmart Foundation for approving… Read More

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Kealamākia Foundation, I would like to extend to all our friends and supporters in Hawaiʻi and throughout the world our warmest best wishes for a bright, happy and prosperous New Year! 2014 was the start of something new for us at Kealamākia, and we continue to be in transition as we work to strengthen our organization to begin serving the public full time. We… Read More

Aloha friends and supporters in Hawaiʻi and throughout the world, On behalf of the honorable Trustees of the Kealamākia Foundation, I would like to extend to you all our prayers and warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas. We cannot express how truly grateful we are for the gift of your friendship and support throughout this past year – and, we look forward to seeing the wonderful things that come in the… Read More

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Kealamākia Foundation, I would like to send to all of you our prayers and wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving! We’d also like to extend our sincere mahalo for all the support that has been given to us over these many years – in particular, since our transition to a public foundation in April. We thank you for you aloha. We are proud to… Read More

HOʻOKENA – The Kealamākia Foundation has contributed $500 to Hoʻokena Elementary School to help cover transportation costs for field trips which will be taken by the 4th and 5th grade classes. These students, in Mr. Hokoana’s and Ms. Morgenstein’s classes, will be going on four excursions throughout the 2014-15 school year including attending GEMS (for girls) and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park (for boys), a cultural service project in Keʻei, and the BioBlitz… Read More