ʻAha Pūnana Leo
Hawaiian Royal Societies (ʻAha Hīpuʻu)
Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
Daughters of Hawai’i
Hawaiian Civic Club of Wahiawa
Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law
Native Hawaiian Education Council
Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
Papa Ola Lōkahi
Polynesian Voyaging Society
Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana
ʻAha Pūnana Leo was founded in 1984 by a group of Hawaiian language educators who established the first Hawaiian immersion school in Kekaha, Kauaʻi. Today, a complete preschool through doctoral-level system of education in the state of Hawaiʻi is taught entirely through Hawaiian.
The royal societies share a common principle and purpose — to further the welfare of the Hawaiian people with important measures and projects.The Royal Order of Kamehameha was established by Kamehameha V in 1865, and ʻAhahui Kaʻahumanu was founded by his sister, Victoria Kamamalu in 1863. The Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors—Māmakakaua—was to follow in 1912, and Hale O Nā Aliʻi O Hawaiʻi opened in 1918.
Established in 1975, ALU LIKE, Inc. provides services including community economic development, business assistance, employment preparation, training, library services, educational and childcare services for families with young children, with locations on all islands.
The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs (AHCC) is the oldest Hawaiian community-based grass roots organization founded in 1918 by Prince Kūhiō Kalanaianaʻole. The 58 clubs are located throughout Hawaiʻi and in nine states. AHCC advocates for improved welfare of native Hawaiians in culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare, and nationhood, and to perpetuate and preserve language, history, music, dance and other cultural traditions.
Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The Museum houses the extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and has expanded to include millions of artifacts, documents and photographs about Hawaiʻi and other Pacific island cultures.
CNHA is a national, member-based nonprofit organization focused primarily on Native communities in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. Its mission is to enhance the well-being of Hawaiʻi through the cultural, economic, and community development of Native Hawaiians. The organization provides a strong voice on public policy, operates a community loan fund, delivers capacity building and leadership development services, and promotes community-owned enterprises.
The Daughters of Hawai‘i was founded “to perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawai‘i and of historic facts, and to preserve the nomenclature and correct pronunciation of the Hawaiian language.” They care for the Hulihe’e Palace in Kailua-Kona, and for the Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nu’uanu on O’ahu.
Hawaiian Civic Club of Wahiawa guards, preserves and perpetuates the sacred birthing stones and pu’uhonua of Kūkaniloko.
Homestead Associations are made up of Hawaiians living in homes built under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920, administered by the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law is an academic center at William S. Richardson School of Law that promotes education, scholarship, community outreach and collaboration.
The Education Council was created in 1984 under the terms of the Native Hawaiian Education Act and is responsible for assessing, coordinating, reporting and making recommendations on the status of Native Hawaiian education.
The Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation is the only non-profit, public interest law firm concentrating in the area of Native Hawaiian Rights.
Papa Ola Lōkahi is a clearinghouse for data and timely information associated with the health status of Native Hawaiians. Its mission is to improve the health status and well-being of Native Hawaiians and others by advocating for, initiating and maintaining culturally appropriate strategic actions aimed at improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians and their ʻohana (families) and empowering them to determine their own destinies.
Polynesian Voyaging Society perpetuates the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs.
Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana provides information on the Island of Kaho’olawe, restores the island from decades as a Navy bombing target, and manages it as a Hawaiian cultural reserve for eventual transfer to the sovereign Hawaiian nation.