Highway to North Shore
Highway to North Shore

Caring for our ‘Ohana

Giving Back to the North Shore Community

Turtle Bay Resort is more than a place to come and relax, surf, and play. It’s an integral part of the Ko’olauloa and O’ahu’s North Shore community. We started the Turtle Bay Foundation in 2012 to make this great place even better and have already supported our locals with $800,000. It’s about looking after our own ‘Ohana, supporting the communities of Ko’olauloa and O’ahu. It’s about protecting our environment so these fragile wild lands and native species can thrive today and for future generations.


to support local residents


pounds of local produce to North Shore families in January 2021


youth scholarships


non-profit programming grants


acres of natural coastlines and wild lands protected
An aerial view of Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu

Who We Are

We are a grantmaking and scholarship organization operating out of The Turtle Bay Resort. We create positive social change and environmental preservation by giving grants to 70 non-profit partners in our community. Our resort is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world and we want it to be enjoyed by future generations of guests. With 858 acres of natural coastlines and wild lands at the resort, it’s important to protect our delicate, diverse, and beautiful wildlife. So birds like the Laysan albatross can continue to call Kahuku Point on the North Shore home. 

Sustainable waste

What We Do

The Turtle Bay Foundation creates a brighter future for our island through educational support for over 12 elementary, intermediate, and high schools along with 250 youth scholarships. The foundation provides job training for adults and supports our elders with health care programs for aging residents.  No one is left behind at Turtle Bay with support for the homeless and substance abuse recovery. Our food drives continue to get fresh and local produce to community members who need it most. In January 2021, our community came together to distribute more than 17,000 pounds of food to 830 community members. 

Everything we do at the foundation makes a difference for Ko’olauloa and O’ahu’s North Shore through five pillars: education and job training, environmental stewardship, preservation of historic or cultural sites, health care, and sports and recreation.

Fazio Aerial
Corporate Philanthropy

We established the Turtle Bay Foundation as the philanthropic arm of Turtle Bay Resort in 2012. One way we support the foundation is through gift-in-kind donations with gift certificates for room nights, dining at our award-winning restaurants, golfing on our championship course, or relaxing at our spa. This allows partners to auction off these gifts to raise money for charity.

Guest reading in lobby
Guest Contributions

Our guest contribution program makes giving back to the North Shore community simple. Upon check-in, you can choose to give $1 per day during your stay.  You can increase your donation or opt-out at any time.