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'A'ohe pu'u ki'eki'e ke ho'āʻo 'ia e pi'i

No cliff is so tall that it cannot be climbed

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by local business and community leaders seeking to leverage our expertise, resources, and experiences to support our community.

Keiki (Children)

Providing keiki care packs, and youth challenge programs to develop youth.

Rise For Kūpuna

We provide care packs, workshops and assistance programs for our elderly.


Youth in Hawaii non-profit organization assisting youth in Hawaii.
Our Story

Hawaii non profit

“My mom and I opened the Keaukaha General Store in Hilo, Hawaii, in 2013. One day, I caught a young boy stealing in the store. Rather than calling the police, I asked him why he was stealing, why he didn’t get a job, or find volunteer opportunities. His response was simple–he didn’t know-how. 

He had no idea how to get a job, how to write a resume, or where to go for opportunities. At that moment, I felt it was essential to help our youth develop their potential. I started the Hawaii Rise Foundation and began a free community education series for teens in January 2016. Our first-class was on resume building.”

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Breeani Kobayashi
Executive Director
With our strong community partnerships and our focus on listening to those we serve, the Hawaii Rise Foundation has continued to develop, serving a wide array of needs in our community. Want proof? Check out our most recent results.
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