What We Do
Honoring the history and welcoming community.
One of the most enduring efforts of The Healy Foundation is the stewardship of Kapahukapu, also known as Manini Beach. Kapahukapu has traditionally been used as a site of healing by the Hawaiians.
Kapahukapu is located on the south shore of Kealakekua Bay in South Kona on Hawai’i Island. The bay has historically been one of the most important places on the island, and is currently a place of active cultural practice and community gathering. Kealakekua Bay is designated as a National Marine Sanctuary.
In 2000, The Healy Foundation entered into a 29-year lease of ¾ acre at Kapahukapu, which is fee owned by Kamehameha Schools. Since that time, the Healy Foundation has engaged in restoration and caretaking of the place, and now provides full time local caretakers, site maintenance, picnic areas, an organic community garden, produce exchange, and bathroom facilities.
The Healy Foundation is committed to providing a safe and respectful environment while honoring the history, beauty, environmental value and traditions of the site. With many visitors per year, it serves as a diverse gathering place that brings culture, educational activities, visitors, children, local families and community together.
Manini Beach video preview by Mike Sato