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Project Origin:

Project Origin

ʻO Makuʻu Ke Kahua Community Center (ʻOMKKCC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization located in Puna, Hawaiʻi on Moku o Keawe (Hawaiʻi Island). ʻOMKKCC was recently developed in 2019 in order to continue the voyage approved and set forth by the founders of Makuʻu Farmers Association in 1997. 


 This structure will house cultural workshops, after school programs, community outreach events, business and culinary opportunities, computer classes, wellness and health activities, allow for hosting private events, meetings and numerous other activities that will improve our community on various scales. With the variety of proposed programs and projects, ʻO Makuʻu Ke Kahua Community Center (ʻOMKKCC) has an ongoing commitment to remain a community-grounded foundation that promotes & perpetuates Native Hawaiian values and traditions, while also providing educational and employment opportunities.

PHASE I - (In red) Includes:

  • The main room​

  • Private certified kitchen

  • Main restroom

  • Large parking lot area
    Cost:           $9,000,000

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PHASE II - (In Blue) Includes:

  • Hula studio

  • Conference rooms

  • Restrooms in hula studio

  • Public certified kitchen

  • Smaller parking lot area

Cost:           $3,000,000

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 Total cost: $12,000,000


Strategic Planning:

Features of the proposed community center include a hula studio with restrooms, a main meeting room​, a luau area, a certified imu, administrative offices, conference rooms for the purposes of hosting community meetings, a multi-use resource center and computer lab for public use, a private certified kitchen, a public certified kitchen, restrooms, and a large & small parking lot. Below is an amount estimated in 2016.

Tracking Our Progress

Currently, approximately $357,582. has been raised towards building the community center. All architect and permit fees equaling over 1.2 million have been paid in full and are pending approval of the building permit.



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Goal: 12 Million

Interested in how you can help?


We are always looking for volunteers to help aide us in all stages of working to complete our community center. If you feel like you would like to contribute, please fill and submit the form below. Mahalo!

Monetary Donations

`O Maku`u Ke Kahua is a Non-profit 501 (c)3 organization. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation please click below.

For donations larger than $500.00 please contact us by calling (808) 989-1136

Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch with us, or have any questions please call our office (808) 989-1136 Mon-Fri 8am-2pm

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