For over two decades we have served community and youth with comprehensive programs and projects in core competencies.

We teach through the eyes, heart, and soul of our Kupuna.
We are passionate about education and culture.

We are honored to train teachers.
We empower children to be resilient and responsible.

We recruit and train emerging leaders.
We cultivate servant leaders.

We inspire good stewardship by doing.
We are humbled to serve.

We thrive on the opportunities to partner.

We live aloha.
We are the Pacific American Foundation.

Aligned with the Hawai’i Department of Education Frameworks.
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Award-Winning Documentary - Pacific American Foundation

O ke kahua mamua, mahope ke kukulu.

The foundation first and then the building.

Herb Lee, Jr., CEO and President

 I am thankful for the challenges, opportunities, blessings, and accomplishments of the many that make up our PAF ‘Ohana. Join us on ‘Olelo TV as we share some of the “Silver Linings” of 2020-2021. 


Herb Lee, Jr.

We try always to reflect the wisdom of our ancestors, which inspires us to seek positive ways of moving forward while being mindful of our history and Kuleana (responsibility).


Herb Lee, Jr.

Mahalo for your continued support as we work to meet the needs of our community. 

Herb Lee, Jr.

Silver Linings Wins Prestigious WAVE Award

April 30th, 2022|0 Comments

The Alliance for Community Media West Region supports community media centers throughout 6 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico. Their 2022 WAVE Awards honor excellence in community programming from [...]

Kilo Kai News

December 27th, 2020|0 Comments

"Kilo Kai, to Observe the Ocean—Connecting Land Use and Its Impacts on the Nearshore Ecosystem" by Derek Esibill, from the Pacific American Foundation in Hawaii Pacific American Foundation is one of 30 selected projects are [...]