The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

Pauahi Legacy

About our endowment

Kamehameha Schools’ endowment exists to support its educational mission to fulfill Pauahi’s desire of creating educational opportunities in perpetuity to improve the capability and well-being of people of Hawaiian ancestry.
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Commercial real estate

Kamehameha Schools’ commercially zoned properties make up less than 1 percent of its total landholdings of 363,649 acres. Income produced by these commercial properties equates to approximately 28 percent of the trust’s total annual revenues generated. Visit our commercial real estate website to learn more »

Agriculture and conservation

The land assets division has kuleana (responsibility) for approximately 358,568 acres of agriculture and conservation land spanning five Hawaiian islands. This equates to 98 percent of Kamehameha Schools’ total landholdings. Visit our land assets division website to learn more »