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Education : Early Childhood Programs and Services

'Aha Pūnana Leo

The Hawaiian Language Shall Live

three stars

86.46

96 Pu'uhonu Place Hilo, HI 96720
tel: (800) 498-4979   Web Site
EIN: 99-0226111

Board Leadership
Kauanoe Kamana
President

CEO
'Ekekela Aiona
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.46 three stars
  Financial 93.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The ‘Aha Pūnana Leo is a family-based educational organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Hawaiian language. The Pūnana Leo language nest provides a cultural educational environment that emulates Hawaiian Language and Culture. The Pūnana Leo is a member of a consortium of an internationally recognized association of schools, organizations and university programs in Hawaii dedicated to reestablishing Hawaiian as the first and main language of the home. The Pūnana Leo family initiates, provides for, and nurtures various Hawaiian language environments. Our families are the living essence of these environments, and we find our strength in our spirituality, love of our language, love of our people, love of our land, and love of knowledge.

The ‘Aha Pūnana Leo is a family-based educational organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Hawaiian language. The Pūnana Leo language nest provides a cultural educational environment that emulates Hawaiian Language and Culture. The Pūnana Leo is a member of a consortium of an internationally recognized association of schools, organizations and university programs in Hawaii dedicated to reestablishing Hawaiian as the first and main language of the home. The Pūnana Leo family initiates, provides for, and nurtures various Hawaiian language environments. Our families are the living essence of these environments, and we find our strength in our spirituality, love of our language, love of our people, love of our land, and love of knowledge.

Financial

four stars

93.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.64
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by 'Aha Pūnana Leo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by 'Aha Pūnana Leo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
'Aha Pūnana Leo (HI) 86.46 three stars
Read Alliance (NY) 86.82 three stars
Book Trust (CO) 89.78 three stars
Ferst Readers (GA) 94.47 four stars
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 86.23 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,723,589
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,137,188
Total Contributions $3,860,777
   Program Service Revenue $2,377,382
Total Primary Revenue $6,238,159
   Other Revenue $401,455
TOTAL REVENUE $6,639,614
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,002,504
   Administrative Expenses $761,319
   Fundraising Expenses $5,062
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,768,885
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $870,729
   
Net Assets $15,880,606

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
School Operations $4,250,446 85.0%
Community Programming $752,058 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 07/01/2018 86.46 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 85.95 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.44 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 12/01/2015 80.96 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 99-0226111
Name in IRS Master File AHA PUNANA LEO
NTEE Code A70
NTEE Classification Humanities Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$79,149 1.37% Myrna Aiona Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
'Aha Pūnana Leo (HI) 86.46 three stars
Readworks (NY) 95.87 four stars
SMART (OR) 87.37 three stars
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County (FL) 91.91 four stars
Ferst Readers (GA) 94.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

'Aha Pūnana Leo
96 Pu'uhonu Place
Hilo, HI 96720
tel: (800) 498-4979
fax: (808) 969-7512
EIN: 99-0226111

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Board Leadership

Kauanoe Kamana
President

CEO

'Ekekela Aiona
Executive Director

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