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To Our Partners, Supporters and ʻOhana

Greetings and warmest aloha to all of the many friends and supporters of Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF). We welcome this annual opportunity to share with you the achievements and outcomes that our three hundred and twenty five colleagues and thousands of participants have accomplished this year, thanks to your support and encouragement! It is indeed a most humbling privilege to be a partner with my PIDF team and Board of Directors in the many and varied programs supporting our needy children and families.

Over the years, I have come to believe that our ancestors understood the need to develop and support healthy and resilient children and families if the community is to prosper. I have also come to believe that they understood that traditional practices and perspectives form a strong foundation and provide amazing energy to move individuals, families, and communities successfully through present day challenges and threats.

These are the concepts we have learned at PIDF, and as we enter our twentieth year of service to the community of Hawai‘i, we’d like to share with you a brief picture of our journey as an organization. This coming Spring of 2017, we will have served over 65,000 children and families in the areas of: education (early childhood, STEM/STEAM, professional development for teachers, parent/child education, and adult education), youth mentorships, foster resource licensing/support, Hawaiian culture, and sustainability. The awesome work and passion of our colleagues over the past two decades have reaffirmed for us just how powerful Hawaiian values and perspectives are in facing contemporary problems and seeking to put in place sustainable transformational change in the lives of those we serve.

Me ke aloha pumehana,


Jan E. Hanohano Dill                                                                             President







Board of Directors

Kaulana H.R. Park
Chairman of the Board

Reverend William Hiʻiakaikapoliopele Kaina
Vice Chairman

James V. Gomez, CPA

Michael J. Chun, Ph.D.

Jan E. Hanohano Dill
Board Member

Diane S.L. Paloma, MBA, Ph.D.
Board Member

Trish K. Morikawa, Esq.
Board Member


Morris T. Takushi
Board Member Emeritus

Gary A. Glenn
Board Member Emeritus


Jan E. Hanohano Dill

Laura R. Dang
Vice President of Administration/Secretary

Alison T. Masutani
Vice President of Operations

Stephanie K. Nishimura
Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer



Let's take a look back at the Last year...


Let's take a look back at the Last year...

Highlights and accomplishments

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Financial Responsibility

Financial Responsibility

Financial Highlights

"Partners in Development Foundation continues to achieve a remarkable program service percentage. For its calendar year 2015, 93% of its resources went to serving people and only 6% went to overhead. The ratio of program service expenses to total expenses is an important measure of an organization’s efficiency in using its resources for the benefit of those it serves.  The accepted minimum standard ratio is 65% to 75%." (Carl Williams of CW & Associates, Inc., Independent auditors of PIDF since 2007)

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Building resilient sustainable communities starts with education. From our keiki to our kūpuna, we provide an array of quality educational programs to equip the most at-risk in our state with the tools needed to achieve long-term success. By integrating traditional culture and perspectives with progressive, evidence-based curriculum, our programs provide an approach that is meaningful and effective.


Building resilient sustainable communities starts with education. From our keiki to our kūpuna, we provide an array of quality educational programs to equip the most at-risk in our state with the tools needed to achieve long-term success. By integrating traditional culture and perspectives with progressive, evidence-based curriculum, our programs provide an approach that is meaningful and effective.

Educational Programs At A Glance

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Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool

Is a structured, interactive, hands-on learning environment that prepares children birth to five years old for school success while providing their caregivers with education, skills, and support to continue the practices at home. Teaching teams travel to twenty eight at-risk communities throughout the state to provide quality early childhood education twice a week at each site. Teams also provide resources for caregivers, reading books to take home, visits by health care providers, field trips, and opportunities for caregivers to learn and interact with their child. The program’s five-year longitudinal study on the program and adoption by the YMCA of the USA in over one hundred ten sites nationwide, have demonstrated the proven success and replicability of this program.

Learn more.

Click here to watch video narrated by Early Educational Consultant Judy Jablon.

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Nā Pono No Nā ‘Ohana Family Education

Provides comprehensive family literacy and education program for Native Hawaiians and others residents in Waimānalo, O‘ahu. The program adapts the four components of family literacy from the National Center for Families Learning (Child Education, Parent Education, Parent Child Together Time, Adult Education), molding them into a culturally sensitive program designed to forge a parental partnership in education. Through the program, adults learn to recognize and accept their responsibilities as parents, family members, workers, and citizens, while children learn age-appropriate skills to prepare them for success in school and life. The program has recently expanded to reach the homeless in Waimānalo, by conducting mobile outreach and food distribution.

Learn more.

Ka Pa‘alana Homeless Family Education

Delivers an integrated Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool and Nā Pono Family Education program to increase the success and self-sufficiency of homeless families. In addition to its nationally accredited preschool site at Hope Shelter and numerous mobile preschool sites and homeless outreach services along the Leeward Coast of Oʻahu, Ka Pa‘alana has recently expanded to provide its much needed services to homeless families on Hawai‘i Island and Kaka‘ako, O‘ahu. Through collaborative partnerships, the program delivers a continuum of care by providing comprehensive family education, home visits, homeless outreach services, basic necessities, and also serves as an initial contact agency for families who are ready to transition to local shelters or temporary housing facilities.

Learn more.

  • I now develop strategic learning targets to guide my students to success.
    Marcus Douglas, Kohala High School Teacher, Pili A Pa‘a participant

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Pili A Pa‘a Professional Development

Provides professional development for up to eight teachers at a time, in a four-week intensive training and collaboration period designed to enhance their teaching practices. This program was created to address critical deficits in reading, math, and science for Native Hawaiian students on Hawai‘i Island and seeks to build each teacher’s knowledge of curriculum, Common Core Standards, and instructional strategies, while integrating Native Hawaiian cultural values and processes. Through this process, teachers are able to examine and integrate culturally responsive teaching strategies to increase academic achievement for their students. Increased collaboration between teachers in this program has also created professional learning communities within and between participating schools.

Learn more

Click here to view participant stories.

Ka Hana Noʻeau Youth Mentoring Program

Is a community-based program unique to Hawai‘i Island, comprised of mentorships as well as an academic support program called Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). The program aims to provide mentorships for middle and high school students that are meaningful and extend beyond the scope of this program, seeking to nurture the potential within each youth and broaden their perspectives on positive and sustainable choices. A wide range of traditional and contemporary mentorships are offered, including: horsemanship, 'ukulele construction, leather craft, agriculture, robotics, stream study, photography, and more.

Learn more

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Baibala Hemolele

The Hawaiian Bible Project, preserves and marks the Hawaiian Bible in digital and print form to increase access of the Hawaiian Bible for the next generation of Hawaiian language students. In addition to incorporating diacritical markings for the first time since the Hawaiian Bible was published over 175 years ago, the project released a bilingual version of the New Testament with parallel Hawaiian-English text and is currently working on providing a full bilingual Hawaiian-English Baibala Hemolele with Hawaiian Concordance. Searchable image and text files of the original Palapala Hemolele and various versions of Baibala Hemolele are available on its website www.baibala.org, along with a mobile app and audio track for select chapters (to assist in pronunciation, cadence, and intonation).

Learn more

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Social Services

Social Services

We are all one ʻohana; one community. We recognize that the health of each individual, especially our youth and disadvantaged populations, contributes to the health of us all. Our social service programs therefore not only build on the strengths of each individual, but also provide support, training, and education for the community to ensure success and sustainability. 

Social Services

Social Services

We are all one ʻohana; one community. We recognize that the health of each individual, especially our youth and disadvantaged populations, contributes to the health of us all. Our social service programs therefore not only build on the strengths of each individual, but also provide support, training, and education for the community to ensure success and sustainability. 

Social Services At A Glance

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Hui Hoʻomalu

Foster resource program has held the master contract by the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services since 2006, to help enhance and advance Hawai‘i’s foster care system. The program is responsible for coordinating a statewide initiative to address the identification, recruitment, screening, assessment, training, ongoing support, and retention of resource families (formerly known as foster families). In addition to being the master contractor, Hui Ho‘omalu also recruits, trains, and conducts assessments for families who wish to become “General Licensed” Resource Caregivers (those who wish to provide care for unrelated children).

Learn more

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Ke Kama Pono Safehouse

Serves up to twelve adjudicated male youth at a time, ages thirteen to seventeen, for six to nine months. The goal of this program is to support the development and integration of critical life skills necessary for the youth’s long-term success and re-entry into society. Low recidivism rates and high employment or back-to-school rates of youth who complete this program are attributed to the program’s multi-faceted approach, which includes: youth mentoring, hands-on standards-based education by DOE teachers, family reunification, implementation of deep-rooted cultural values, and a safe, supportive home-like environment.

Click here to view participant stories.


We Are Oceania

Is a three-year mentorship project to support a core group of Micronesian leaders in building and establishing an independent 501(c)(3) that will support the Micronesian community in achieving self-sufficiency, as PIDF has been striving to do for the Native Hawaiian community. The first pilot project under We Are Oceania is a One-Stop Center that aids in the successful transition of Micronesians in Hawai‘i, by linking the various Micronesian communities, families, and individuals with: public services, Federal, State, and community agencies, and other resources.

Learn more

  • It WORKS, if you work it TOGETHER.
    Ilima A., Former Ke Kama Pono Participant’s Mother


Featured Stories

Mahalo to all our



Featured Stories

Mahalo to all our



SUpporter Stories


American Savings Bank


The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation



Donor Roll

Donor Roll

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

LEI WILIWILI $100,000+

American Savings Bank Curling Fundraiser & Kahiau Employee Giving Campaign



Tūtū and Me Families and Supporters 


LEI LEHUA $25,000+

Aloha United Way

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation



Hawaiian Electric


lei pīkake $5,000+

JLL Hawai‘i

Koa Capital Partners, LLC

Matson Navigation Company

Aldah M Medsker (Stanley R. Medsker, dec’d)

Nextera Energy Foundation, Inc.

One World Children’s Fund

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher

Peter K Tomozawa

Watanabe Ing LLP Community Fund

Bank of Hawai‘i

Joan Bennet

Jason Brand

Community Health Education & Evaluation Partners

Jan Dill

Andrew Hashimoto

Hawai‘i Pacific Health

Hawaiian Telcom, Inc

Hui Ho’omalu Supporters

In+Form Design, Inc.


lei ʻilima $1,000+

Emi O Anamizu

Bluewater Mission

Michael J & Bina Chun

Stuart S L Chun

Contract Specialties in Hawai‘i

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement Hawaiian Way Fund

CV Construction, LLC

Laura Dang

First Hawaiian Bank

Brenda & James Gomez

Hawai‘i Logistics, LLC

Hawai‘i Operating Engineers Industry Stabilization Fund

Hawaiian Airlines Employees

Steven Kaiser

Ann Kobayashi

Kobayashi Group, LLC

Olin G Kreutz

Kuhio Grille

Margaret Lai

Locations Foundation

Lyle Hamasaki Construction, Inc.

Alison Masutani

Mitsunaga & Associates, Inc.

MW Group, Ltd.

Stephanie Nishimura

Mr & Mrs Steven C Noah

Paradise Beverages, Inc.

Clarence Pi, Jr

Plaza at Waikiki

Poseiden Properties, Inc.

PSH Insurance, Inc.

Mollie Richardson

Rider Levett Bucknall, Ltd.

Richard Robel, Jr

Alan Segawa

Stanford Carr Development, LLC

R Bailey Stewart

Ivan Tamanaha

Richard Wacker

Ken J Warren

We Are Oceania Supporters


lei kukui $250+

AECOM Technology Corp.

Aloha V.I.P. Tours, Inc.

AmazonSmile Foundation

Suzette Arita

Joanne H Arizumi

Sabrina S Bass

Bouchard Gold Communications

Johnathan P Bonilla

Thomas Anderson Bowers

Sharon S Brown

Cafe 100, Inc.

Winfred Cameron

Karen J Caragan

Helen & Jeff Carmichael

Central Pacific Bank

Lin Ann Chang

Johnathan Choe

Vernon Chong

Eden Chun

Mr & Mrs Harvey Chun

Nam Hee Collins

Neil J Conafray

Patti K Cristobal

Teresa Davis

Rian DuBach

Kaala Duffy

Nicholas W Easom

Richard Ebia

Ecelsior Lodge No. 1, Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Foodland Super Market, Ltd.

GP Roadway Solutions

Kimberly Greenly

Hansen Distribution Group

Hawaiian Telcom, Inc.

Jessica Histo

Jason K Hiyakumoto

Vincy Inouye

Marc Ioane

Brent Jo

Denise Kaai

Kevin Kaji

David Kaupu

Kawahara Nursery, Inc.

Judge Alan C & Mrs Pat Kay

Liane Khim

Alexander Kim

Dr & Mrs L Q Pang Foundation

Larry Okazaki Realty, LLC

Locations, LLC

Madeline Lum

Kathleen Sheena Luz

Brandy Maalouf

Howell & Linda Mahoe

Bo-Michael Mamac

Kenneth J McDaniel

Lance R Miike

D M Moreau

Douglas Mukai

Ross N Mukai

Gary Y Nakamatsu

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Jeannie Pak

Kaulana Park

Persimmon Boutique

Kristin Pietsch

Aaron Presser

Lois Resler

Martha Richardson

Roberts Hawai‘i, Inc.

Heather Schwarm

Sharon Segawa

Michael & Karleen Shibuya

Karen Shishido

Dr. and Mrs. Hermann Spitzer

St Peter’s Episcopal Church

SunPower Employee Solar Program

Brian Y Takushi

Morris Takushi

Territorial Savings Bank

Tommy Bahama @ Kings’ Shops

Sharlene Tsuda

UHA (University Health Alliance)

Karen Elizabeth Whitehead

Christopher Wong

Michael Wood

Melissa Yaris

Mark Yoshida

Kelly Zane


PIDF 2016 Aloha United Way Pledge Drive

This pledge drive gives our staff the opportunity to contribute to the greater non-profit community and support the many critical services that are so needed.

From September 19 - October 28, 2016, one hundred and eighty two staff, names forming the heart in the picture to the left, surpassed our goal of $17,500.00 and together raised $19,483.00.


Mahalo for the many other individuals and organizations who have also supported Partners in Development Foundation during this period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, and to Aloha United Way donors for the 2015 year.  Your generous cash and in-kind donations to support the work of the foundation are very much appreciated!

Grants and Contracts

Grants and Contracts

Grants and Contracts

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016


 Aloha United Way

Atherton Family Foundation

Chaminade University - The Hogan Entrepreneurial Program

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

County of Hawai‘i -Department of Research & Development

First Hawaiian Bank Foundation

Friends of Hawai‘i Charities, Inc.

Hawai‘i Community Foundation - North Kauai Fund

Hawai‘i Community Foundation Flex Grant

Hawaiian Electric

Kamehameha Schools

Nā ‘Ōiwi Kāne

The Samuel N. & Mary Castle Foundation

State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services

State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services - Office of Youth Services

State of Hawai‘i Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

Turtle Bay Foundation

US Department of Education - Native Hawaiian Education Program

US Department of Health & Human Services - Administration for Native Americans

 US Department of the Interior - Office of Insular Affairs

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Wakīkī Community Center

  • Partnership is something we know is critically important to our strategic plan. What’s particularly unique about Partners in Development as a partner to us is their leader and their staff that have the right values, aligned vision and very deep care for our keiki. That kind of relationship is extremely difficult to find, but once you find it, it can be quite magical.
    Lauren Nahme, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for Kamehameha Schools