MAKING A DIFFERENCE

MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR

COMMUNITIES

QUICK FACTS

Behind all the fun and frolic of the festival lies a far more meaningful purpose – the $1M we expect to raise through the 2020 Eia Hawaii Festival will be locally invested into several education, development and preservation programs.

The funding will go into early childhood education and development schemes, as well as toward initiatives in literacy, music and arts in schools nationwide.

Our special Culture and Arts Grant is applicable to a number of the artists that will be performing at the festival, helping them further their careers, while also showing to the world the rich and diverse talent that lies in our state.

Furthermore, our funds will be directed toward a plethora of environmental schemes focusing on coastal clean-ups, while a Protection Grant shall focus on protecting endangered species and ecosystem biodiversity. 

Our festival is indeed a one-of-a-kind, first-ever event, but the work we’re doing behind the scenes is far more exciting. We stand firmly by our belief that, together, we can all do much more to improve and protect Hawaiian communities – giving our young generations a chance to grow up in a world that’s rife with opportunities and abundant resources for growth.

funding allocation

Making a Difference Eia Hawai'i Festival
EDUCATION 35%

Prioritizing early education, literacy and local language in Hawai‘i. Programs in partnership with the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE), the Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture and, Hawaii Literacy.

Making a Difference Eia Hawai'i Festival
CULTURE & ARTS 20%

Strengthening and supporting Hawaiian culture and arts initiatives while raising awareness of their importance to Hawaiian life. Programs in partnerships with Mana Maoli – Mana Mele and the Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture.

Making a Difference Eia Hawai'i Festival
HERITAGE 15%

Revitalizing Hawaiian landmarks and historical sites for ourselves and for future generations. Programs developed in partnership with the Hawaii Historic Foundation, The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and, Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance.

Making a Difference Eia Hawai'i Festival
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 30%

Preserving, educating, and restoring Hawaiʻi’s ecosystem and biodiversity. Programs in partnership with Sustainable Coastline Hawaiʻi, Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Wildlife Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.

SOME OF EIA HAWAII FUND KEY PROGRAMS

Making a Difference Eia Hawai'i Festival
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Accessible resources for understanding early childhood education for native Hawaiian families with children aged 0-5 in the household. The program is meant to both educate the public about early childhood resources and introduce many families to community resources to which they also have access.

Making a Difference Eia Hawai'i Festival
OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS PROGRAM​

Cultural program in collaboration with schools to create outdoor classrooms, creating access to an effective learning opportunity for Keiki. By blending cultural and academic learning lessons together in an outdoor environment, the classes foster a greater sense of connection to our ʻĀina. This cultural based instruction allows our Keiki to build relationships and engage in relevant learning and narrowing of the educational-culture gap.​

Making a Difference Eia Hawai'i Festival
HISTORICAL SITE PRESERVATION

Accessible resources for understanding early childhood education for native Hawaiian families with children aged 0-5 in the household. The program is meant to both educate the public about early childhood resources and introduce many families to community resources to which they also have access.

Making a Difference Eia Hawai'i Festival
EMERGENCY COASTAL CLEANUP

Marine debris from the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” washes up daily on Hawai’i’s shorelines. Eia Hawaii Fund's program will provide the infrastructure and resources to remove all debris from Hawai’i’s coastline. The program will also ensure that the debris collected are recycled where possible. As part of our Marine Debris Removal program, EHF will take a proactive stance in developing an early detection system to better allocate resources.​

EIA HAWAII FUND NONPROFIT PARTNERS