Mahalo to Our Funders &
In-Kind Partners

INPEACE is a nonprofit organization that relies on funders and in-kind partners to provide programs and services that strengthen, support, educate and empower our communities. To all of the funders and in-kind partners who support INPEACE’s programs and initiatives, mahalo nui loa.

June 14, 2021

James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation Awards $50,000

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) has been awarded a grant award totaling $50,000 that will support educational equity and teacher development through the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation to support its Ka Lama Educators for Change.

 

With a $50,000 Campbell Family Foundation grant award, Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) will continue to support participants with college tuition and books and teacher professional development opportunities that strengthen skills and increase effectiveness with Native Hawaiian keiki. The Ka Lama Education Academy is committed to growing highly qualified, culturally responsive teachers dedicated to teaching on the Wai‘anae Coast and supporting community members who want to become teachers to achieve their dreams through post-secondary degree attainment.

 

“The Ka Lama Education Academy (KLEA) empowers Native Hawaiian community members to become teachers in their own communities. Research shows that teacher quality and cultural competence make a big difference in the outcome of a student’s education. KLEA focuses on recruiting, supporting and retaining Native Hawaiian educators to address disparities in education by providing year-round support and incentives to current and future teachers. KLEA aims to build diversity in the teaching profession to address the cultural mismatch between teachers and students.” – Angela Hoppe-Cruz, Ka Lama Education Academy Program Director

The purpose of the James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation is to invest in Hawai‘i’s people and the communities that nurture them.

May 21, 2021

Kamehameha Schools Awards $371,241 

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) announces a grant award totaling $123,541 that will support the Native Hawaiian community through the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) ‘Ohana and Community Based Program Grant: O‘ahu. The grant will help to reinforce and strengthen Native Hawaiians’ ‘ohana (family), moʻomeheu (culture) and ʻāina (land and water).

 

With a $123,541 OHA grant award, Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) will enhance the curriculum and delivery of culture-based learning activities provided to Native Hawaiian students and families on the Waianae Coast through strategic alignment with HIDOE curriculum objectives and development of hands-on learning kits for distance learning engagement for students and parents from home. The intent is to further increase cultural grounding, sense of identity and pride, increased parent engagement, and academic achievement through learning that is relevant to who they are and where they come from.

 

“INPEACE is thankful for the opportunity provided through OHA’s support to strengthen our culture-based learning activities for youth on the Waianae Coast in alignment with the objectives of our partnering schools. As we ensure our commitment to community collaborations for the betterment of our communities, the ability to integrate and coordinate our efforts are key components to our collective success.” – Maile Keli‘ipio-Acoba, INPEACE Chief Executive Officer

The purpose of the ‘Ohana and Community Based Program Grant: O‘ahu is to support ‘ohana-based programming that will strengthen Native Hawaiian well-being, including physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health.

May 11, 2021

Native Hawaiian Education Program Awards $2,885,009

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) announces a grant award totaling $2,885,009 that will support its Ka Lama Education Academy: Quality Homegrown Teachers program through the U.S. Department of Education – Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP).

 

With a $2,885,009 NHEP grant award, Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) will continue to provide teacher recruitment services, professional development and teacher retention services. The Quality Homegrown Teachers seek to meet the school-readiness and academic proficiency needs of at-risk Native Hawaiian children in Early Childhood Education and K-12 programs on the Wai‘anae Cost through a foundational strategy that strengthens teacher quality and retention.

 

“The Ka Lama Education Academy (KLEA) empowers Native Hawaiian community members to become teachers in their own communities. Research shows that teacher quality and cultural competence make a big difference in the outcome of a student’s education. KLEA focuses on recruiting, supporting and retaining Native Hawaiian educators to address disparities in education by providing year-round support and incentives to current and future teachers. KLEA aims to build diversity in the teaching profession to address the cultural mismatch between teachers and students.” – Angela Hoppe-Cruz, Ka Lama Education Academy Program Director

The purpose of the Native Hawaiian Education program is to develop innovative education programs to assist Native Hawaiians and to supplement and expand programs and authorities in the area of education.

Federal Funders

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Kaulele Program | $199,642 

National Science Foundation

Kaulele Program | $143,476

U.S. Department of Education – Native Hawaiian Education Program

Ka Lama & Keiki Steps Programs | $10,274,539

Hawai‘i State Funders

Deparment of Community Services City & County of Honolulu

Ho‘oulu Waiwai Program | $200,000

Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education

Keiki Steps Program | $265,476

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Ho‘oulu Waiwai, Ka Lama, and Kupu Ola Programs | $1,009,164

State of Hawai‘i Department of Health, Division of Maternal & Child Health Branch

Hi‘ilei Program | $1,824,909

State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services, Office of Youth Services

Kupu Ola Program | $400,000

National Funders

Stupski Foundation

General fund | $50,000

Hearst Foundation

Ho‘oulu Waiwai Program | $100,000

Private Funders

Children’s Behavioral Health of Hawai‘i Community Foundation

General fund | $10,000

James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation

Ka Lama Program | $50,000

Kamehameha Schools

Ho‘ala, Ka Lama, and Keiki Steps Programs | $1,036,200

In-Kind Partners

Business Action Center

 

Chaminade University

 

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA)

 

‘Eleu Native Hawaiian Consortium

 

Employee Trust Fund

 

Hamada Financial Group

 

Hanakēhau Learning Farm

 

Hawai‘i Jump$tart Coaltion

 

Hawai‘i State Teachers Standards Board

 

Hawai‘i Tax Help

 

Hawaiian Community Assets

 

Ka Makana Ali‘i

 

Kamehameha Schools

 

Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaiʻi

 

Lili‘uokalani Trust

 

MA‘O Organic Farms

 

Moloka‘i General Hospital

 

Na Pu‘uwai, Moloka‘i

 

Nānākuli Public Library

 

Native Hawaiian Education Council

 

OK Farms – Hilo

 

Partners In Development

 

Pearl Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union

 

State of Hawai‘i Department of Education

 

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Hawai‘inuiakea, School of Hawaiian Knowledge

 

University of Hawaiʻi, College of Education

 

University of Hawaiʻi (Mānoa, West Oʻahu, Leeward CC, Honolulu CC)

 

Villages of Kapolei