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Education : Early Childhood Programs and Services

'Aha Pūnana Leo

The Hawaiian Language Shall Live

three stars

85.83

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

Board Leadership
Kauanoe Kamana
President

CEO
Ka‘iulani Laeha
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.83 three stars
  Financial 91.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

91.22

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.79
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
'Aha Pūnana Leo (HI) 85.83 three stars
Developments in Literacy (CA) 91.18 four stars
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (TX) 87.74 three stars
Ferst Readers (GA) 99.79 four stars
First Book (DC) 87.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,539,751
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,274,654
Total Contributions $3,814,405
   Program Service Revenue $2,595,747
Total Primary Revenue $6,410,152
   Other Revenue $802,927
TOTAL REVENUE $7,213,079
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,977,252
   Administrative Expenses $993,910
   Fundraising Expenses $5,124
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,976,286
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,236,793
   
Net Assets $17,565,819

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 $4,252,055 85.4%
Community Programming $725,197 14.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 10/01/2019 85.83 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$79,000 1.32% Myrna Aiona Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
'Aha Pūnana Leo (HI) 85.83 three stars
Make Way for Books (AZ) 92.21 four stars
Spread the Word Nevada (NV) 98.23 four stars
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (NY) 85.38 three stars
SMART (OR) 89.07 three 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

Ka‘iulani Laeha
Executive Director

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