Effective October 13, 2009, we were granted our United States 501c3 recognition. As you can imagine, this was a long time in development, relying on the tremendous efforts of our volunteer board and the many other volunteers who assisted us with the planning, legal, and accounting advice.

This makes our grant funding process much easier! We hope you will celebrate with us by making a donation to help preserve the art and culture of Polynesian canoeing. There are fewer and fewer in this age of technology who know about those precious skills of working the water and the wood that define so much of outrigger paddling. Many of us know it as a sport, but it is also transportation of bodies and minds to new places, new adventures, and new awareness of what can be.

Your support means Uncle Bobby can continue to teach our local youth, restore old and damaged koa canoes, and buy materials to continue his education and restoration activities. Let’s paddle together!

Our Federal Tax ID number is 20-5395153.

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Mahalo to each of you who has been part of this growth and development of the Puakea Foundation of Hawaii.