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.

August 16, 2021

Hawai’i Community Foundation – CHANGE Grants Awards $30,000

The Hawaii Community Foundation has awarded a $30,000 CHANGE Grant to INPEACE to advance our work in increasing educational equity through the development of a traveling exhibit that provides Hawaiian-focused STEM related activities for youth.  

 

With a focus on making positive change in our communties, the Hawai’i Community Foundation has provided a $30,000 CHANGE grant award to support INPEACE’s Kaulele Project, an indigenous STEM experience, that seeks to increase academic achievement in STEM through Hawaiian culture and arts.  Kaulele will provide access and oportunities to engage in Hawaiian cultural learning and activities that demonstrate a STEM connection and builds on Hawaii’s rich cultural history to elevate and promote learning and engagement.  Understanding the scientific brilliance of our local culture and the ancestral knowledge that paved the way can help to make STEM relevant and fun for youth in a way that connects them to who they are and where they come from.  Designed and built to travel, Kaulele exhibits further seek to increase access to informal STEM learning opportunities for rural and neighbor island communities.  

July 26, 2021

Samuel N. & Mary Castle Foundation Awards $50,000

The Samuel and Mary Castle Foundation, committed to improving the lives of Hawaii’s children and families by improving early education, is supporting INPEACE with a $50,000 grant award to strengthen and enhance early learning programs to ensure continued academic growth and development for our youngest keiki.  


With the current need for ongoing modifications to the delivery of education through virtual learning and alternative methods of teaching due to the pandemic, this grant from the Castle Foundation will support staff as they focus on deepening our impact through the development and creation of new learning resources and materials for keiki and their parents.  Through multi-generational approaches, INPEACE focuses heavily on the building of  parent skills and abilities to support their child’s development and academic growth within through a Hawaiian culture-based curriculum that is relevant, rigorous, fun, and grounded in strong relationships.  

July 16, 2021

Kamehameha Schools Awards $1,136,100

The Kamehameha Schools has awarded $1,136,100 to INPEACE support our work with families with children in early learning programs and to collaborate in our work to support community members working towards their academic and professional goals on a teacher career pathway.


With its mission to fulfill Pauahi’s desire to create educational opportunities Kamehameha Schools’ has provided $1,136,100 in grant awards to cooperatively work with INPEACE programs to advance our keiki and communities toward a thriving Lāhui. Hoala will provide information and awareness to parents about the benefits and importance of early childhood education for the healthy brain development of their keiki from birth though age 5. Keiki Steps will provide age-appropriate Hawaiian culture-based activities to children ages 0-5 and their parents. Ka Lama Education Academy will provide a comprehensive system of credentialing, placement, and retention focused on growing educators from within the community.


“This funding will allow us to normalize the importance of Early Childhood Education and create impact in the teacher workforce by developing teachers who are homegrown, highly qualified and understands the community’s intelligence.” – Sanoe Marfil, INPEACE Chief Program Officer

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

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Awards $134,309

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) announces a grant award totaling $134,309 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 $134,309 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

Department of Community Services City & County of Honolulu

Ho‘oulu Waiwai Program | $200,000

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

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

Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education, University of Hawai‘i

Keiki Steps Program | $265,476

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

The Hearst Foundations

Ho‘oulu Waiwai Program | $100,000

Private Funders

Children’s Behavioral Health of Hawai‘i Community Foundation

General fund | $10,000

Hawai’i Community Foundation – Hawai’i Resilience Fund

Kaulele Program | $30,000

James & Abigail Campbell Family Foundation

Ka Lama Program | $50,000

Kamehameha Schools

Ho‘ala, Ka Lama, and Keiki Steps Programs | $1,136,100
Samuel & Mary Castle Foundation
General Fund | $50,000

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