About The Turtle Bay Foundation
The Turtle Bay Foundation was established in 2012 to enrich Oahu’s Fabled North Shore through environmental, educational and cultural opportunities. The Foundation oversees the numerous charitable contributions of Turtle Bay Resort, acting as a partner in the community and supporting the resort’s mission of making one of the world’s last great places even better.
Turtle Bay Foundation Awards $50,000
in grants & scholarships to North Shore community
December 10, 2013 the Turtle Bay Foundation awarded $50,000 in grants and scholarships to a total of 36 nonprofit organizations and college-bound students on the North Shore. This marked the inaugural presentation of financial awards by the Foundation, which was established last year to create a formal process to raise money for support of deserving nonprofits groups and college students on the North Shore, stretching from Waialua to Kaaawa. All of this year’s recipients either live on the North Shore or Ko’olauloa or serve the needs of others living in these communities, a requirement for receiving Foundation support.
For the complete list of recipients, Click Here.
Operating the only resort on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore is a distinction and a responsibility we take seriously. As one of the area’s largest employers, our staff is an integral part of the fabric that makes up this breathtaking stretch of coastline, giving us a deep understanding of the needs of our communities. Naturally, that also makes the resort one of the North Shore’s most ardent supporters, seeking to impart a respect of Hawaii’s history, environment, culture and lifestyle on everyone who visits this special place.
That’s why in 2012 we launched the Turtle Bay Foundation, which aggregates, enhances and oversees the resort’s numerous charitable contributions to various community organizations. This includes advancing the preservation of historic and cultural sites and environmental stewardship; educational and cultural activities; health care, housing and job-training programs; and educational organizations and scholarships.
The Foundation is supported by fundraising events such as the North Shore Turkey Trot, a 5K walk/run that the resort launched in November, the resort’s annual Seafood Festival silent auction in October, and the resort’s Legends Charity Golf Tournament in May, as well as future memberships and grants.
Turtle Bay Resort is a longtime supporter of charitable efforts and organizations throughout the North Shore, including:
- Providing more than 350 backpacks each year to Operation Backpack, which gives school supplies to disadvantaged children.
- Funding a bookmobile run by the Kahuku Public Library that serves rural areas.
- Feeding hundreds of the island’s neediest families each year during the holidays.
- Numerous events and in-kind donations for North Shore schools, including a scholarship program with Kahuku High School; job shadowing and internship programs; and school supply drives.