Ke Kukui Foundation

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Race & Ethnicity


PO Box 821792Vancouver, WA 98682 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Ke Kukui Foundation (KKF) founded in 2006 is a diversified and inclusive 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in Washington and Oregon whose mission is to eliminate socio-economic barriers to the successful integration and assimilation of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders relocating to the Pacific Northwest/continental United States and to preserve and to share traditional Hawaiian/Polynesian culture through educational programming consisting of music, dance, language, and other traditional arts.


Ke Kukui Foundation serves Washington and Oregon and partners with Kaleinani o ke Kukui huka halau in the delivery of authentic Native Hawaiian cultural arts programming. KKF has held many annual events including the Cultural Lu`au and Polynesian Show (February), May Day is Lei Day Festival (1st Saturday of May), and the 4 Days of Aloha (the last weekend in July) drawing 40,000 visitors. As KKF recovers from COVID closures and impacts, it aims to expand programming and services. As volunteers have been an integral part of our operations since inception, KKF is developing a full scale volunteer program to fill numerous volunteer positions, both for events and program implementation (administrative/professional staff).


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