The Lili‘uokalani Trust is a private operating foundation established to fulfill the Queen’s mission to care for and ensure the wellbeing of the most vulnerable Native Hawaiian children and their ʻohana.
With Hawaiian cultural values and practices as a foundation, the trust offers an array of programs and services to help kamaliʻi (beneficiary children) reach their full potential in life. These services assist families in developing a strong cultural base and ensure that there is a caring and nurturing adult to guide and mentor each child. The trust also collaborates with a variety of community groups and organizations to establish a strong support system for these youth.
With kīpuka (locations) on each of our Hawaiian islands with the exception of Ni‘ihau, the trust directly serves approximately 12,000 children each year, and indirectly serves more than 76,000 additional children through projects and collaborations with other community and interagency partners.
Outreach is supported by revenues and income derived from the trust's real estate holdings and investments; no fees are charged for services to beneficiary children and their families.
For a closer look at how Queen Liliʻuokalani’s legacy lives on and unfolds through the work at our various kīpuka (which formerly were called the Queen Liliʻuokalani Children's Centers), please watch “Perpetuating the Queen’s Legacy” here: