K.I.A.K.O. is an acronym for“Ka’ana ‘Ike A Ka ‘Ohana”,
which is Hawaiian for “Sharing Knowledge Through Families.
Our Mission: Cultivate Hawaiian arts, language, and heritage in the Pacific Northwest.
The KIAKO Foundation is passionate about sharing the Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures throughout the Northwest. Established by Oregon residents with ties to Hawai’i, KIAKO strives to touch the hearts of families and educate all who are interested.
Each year the foundation hosts its annual fundraiser, Hōʻike, an authentic showcase of Hawaiian culture, food and a night of hula performances. Proceeds raised, combined with sponsorships received, are used towards giving back to the community by way of engaging workshops, a Hawaiian summer camp for keiki, hula scholarships and ongoing news and feature stories posted to its website and Facebook sites.
Based in Aloha, Oregon, KIAKO is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation and is an Eligible Cultural Non-profit on the Oregon Cultural Trust website.