The Hawai‘i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation, a duly registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was established through a merger of the Big Island AIDS Project and the West Hawai‘i AIDS Foundation on September 15, 2003, and provides island-wide coordination of services to all persons affected by HIV/AIDS.
The Hawai‘i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a healthier, stronger community with an emphasis on HIV and related health issues.
Hawai‘i Island will become a place where new HIV infections, and related health issues, are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender indemnity or socio-economic circumstance will have access to high-quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination.
The ho‘okupu is a Hawaiian ceremonial gift given as a sign of honor and respect. As our chosen logo, it is a symbol of our commitment to provide the best available services and resources to anyone who needs them.
- Responsiveness: To people with HIV/AIDS and their families and to the prevention education needs of the community.
- Accountability: To our consumers, funding sources, and the community at large.
- Integrity: To provide services to the entire community in a humane, loving, non-judgmental manner.
- Diversity: To embrace the philosophy of “inclusiveness”.
- Collaboration: To establish and maintain partnerships within the community that maximizes resources and decreases duplication of services.
- Leadership: To set highest standards for responsibility to our mission, vision and values, and be recognized as a positive, inspirational role model in our community.
- Advocacy: A collective public voice to speak on behalf of those affected by HIV/AIDS.