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The Kawaihoa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. The IRS Form 990 is available for review at www.guidestar.org
"Kawaihoa" represents the special heritage from which this organization was founded. "Ka wai" - the water, represents Na Kumu Hula, Na Hālau, Family and Friends that have shared their knowledge and experiences, like the life-giving waters; "hoa" - companion or friend, or to bind; represents the bond of these relationships and friendships that are important for our development and growth. Learn more about us
The Kawaihoa Foundation was established to educate, promote and preserve the unique traditions and cultural heritage of the Hula, Polynesian Dances and other ethnic arts . To support the purpose and activities of HĀLAU KAWAIHOA, NOANOA TE TIARE POLYNESIAN DANCE COMPANY and other established cultural ethnic organizations.
In partnerships with the communities, private and public resources, corporate institutions and non-profit organizations, we are able as the Kawaihoa Foundation and its schools and associations, to work collaboratively to sustain and uphold the social, cultural, spiritual, and economic well-being of the hula, polynesian and other ethnic art forms for generations to come.
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