The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, created to enhance the educational, cultural, and charitable vitality of Kauai’s North Shore. The Foundation is an all-volunteer organization comprised of North Shore residents who are passionate about a thriving local community.

The Foundation has defined the North Shore as the communities of Anahola, Moloaa, Kilauea, Princeville, Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena, and all places in-between. This geographic definition allows for a broader and progressive understanding, to inspire these communities to work together and thrive together.

The Foundation offers a variety of giving tools to help donors achieve their charitable goals and support projects and programs that enhance the vitality of the North Shore communities. The areas of focus for the Foundation include:

1.     Education and culture
The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation will focus on providing broader educational choices, facilities, and scholarships for our youth, and offering new and relevant ways in which to preserve, share, and celebrate our Kauai and North Shore culture.

2.     Youth and seniors
The Kauai North Shore is in need of facilities and programs for local youth, which will provide a positive environment that helps them reach their full potential as healthy, productive and responsible citizens. There also is a need for senior services and facilities that will encourage our local elders to engage with the community and participate in programs that encourage healthy aging on physical, mental, and emotional levels.

3.     Health and wellness
The North Shore urgently needs a health and recreation center, where our youth can engage in amateur athletics, and every resident can participate in affordable health and wellness programs. The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation provides the platform to make this a reality through charitable giving and community participation.

4.     Public spaces
Fundraising and education for public spaces, parks, coastal access and open space preservation is an essential focus for the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation.

The Foundation has begun the development of an off-leash dog park at the Wai Koa Plantation in Kilauea. The North Shore Dog Park will be ADA-accessible, and feature double-gated entries into separate play spaces for large and small dogs, offering dogs a comfortable environment in which to exercise and socialize. The North Shore Dog Park will be only the second off-leash dog park on Kauai, and the only one located on the North Shore.

A ten-person Board of Directors consisting of representatives from each North Shore community serves on a volunteer basis for the Foundation. Officers include: Bob Doyle as President, a long-time Kauai resident who also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations; Rory Enright, general manager for the Princeville at Hanalei Community Association (PHCA), serving as Vice President/Secretary; and Teresa Young, a retired CPA with a nonprofit specialization while a tax partner with Deloitte, serving as Treasurer. At-large board members include Barbara Cameron, Joel Guy, KipuKai Kuali`i, Gina Lobaco, Lorri Mull, Anna Olvera, and Mary Paterson.

Contributions to the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation are tax-deductible and donors can specify projects or establish donor-advised funds, which confer significant tax benefits and can also play an important role in estate and tax planning.

The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation is one of over 650 community foundations across the United States that provides local expertise and community leadership to donors, and establishes endowment funds that can make grants for charitable purposes. For more information about the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation or to make a donation, please visit http://www.knscf.org.