TURTLE BAY FOUNDATION
The Turtle Bay Foundation is dedicated to enriching the communities of O‘ahu’s North Shore and Ko‘olauloa region. To fulfill its mission of making one of the world’s last great places even better, the Foundation provides education scholarships for deserving youth, job training opportunities for adults, and grants for environmental stewardship, historic and cultural preservation, healthy living through sports and recreation, and health care programs for aging residents, homeless, and substance abuse recovery.
Established as the philanthropic arm of the Turtle Bay Resort in 2012, the Turtle Bay Foundation has given more than $800,000 and countless service hours to support residents in need and protect the fragile wild lands and native species that make Oʻahu’s North Shore one of the most beloved destinations in the world. Beneficiaries of the Foundation’s giving include fellowship programs and individuals striving to make a difference within their community and nonprofits including but not limited to the North Shore Community Land Trust, Kupu, Friends of Kahuku Library, Waialua Robotics Program, Hale‘iwa Main Street, Hawai‘i Marine Mammal Alliance and Sustainable Coastlines, and over 50 elementary, intermediate and high schools.
Legacy Of Giving
2015 to 2019- Client Cabin Refurbishment Project: Thanks to the generosity of the Turtle Bay Foundation, Bobby Benson Center is able to provide clients with new linens, towels, rugs, shower curtains, bath mats and other items that help the client's cabins feel homey and inviting to the youth the center has the privilege to serve.
2020- Vocational Education Project: Bobby Benson Center is working to establish a robust vocational education program option for all youth attending Bobby Benson Center. This would be a nearly impossible task without the help of grantors such as the Turtle Bay Foundation. Thanks to their gift, the center is a little bit closer to achieving this essential component of the youth's treatment!