KE KUKUI FOUNDATION
is a culturally based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves Oregon and Washington. With the ever-growing population of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Pacific Northwest, our organization focuses on providing and creating cultural resources and opportunities to the community. We continue to work towards fulfilling our late founder, Deva Yamashiroʻs mission to preserve and to share traditional Hawaiian culture through educational programming consisting of music, dance, language, and other traditional arts.
As the Pacific Northwest welcomes hundreds to thousands of transplants from Hawaiʻi each year, Ke Kukui Foundation is working to implement new programming with the goal to eliminate socio-economic barriers to ensure a successful integration and assimilation of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders relocating to the Pacific Northwest/continental United States.