The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to helping Hawaii’s youth achieve their educational and career goals by providing scholarships and other educational opportunities to Hawaii students. The Foundation also supports local programs that create innovative change in education.

Talented entrepreneurs Mamoru and Aiko Takitani, founders of Hawaiian Host, created the Foundation in 1993 to thank the people of Hawaii for their outstanding support of Hawaiian Host products. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over 2 million dollars in scholarships to deserving students.

Thanks to the generosity of Hawaiian Host and trust entities created by Mr. and Mrs. Takitani, the Foundation recently expanded its reach into the community by offering scholarship support to non-profit organizations engaged in helping Hawaii’s youth through educational and career-building programs.

We are happy to announce that application materials for the Foundation’s 2015 Legacy Scholarship Program are now available on this website and invite interested high school seniors and school administrators to review procedures for scholarship consideration. As all candidates must be nominated by their respective schools, students should submit completed application materials directly to their high school college counselors.

We also invite web visitors to learn more about the remarkable founders of Hawaiian Host, Mamoru and Aiko Takitani, and the scholarship program they created for the children of Hawaii in the Legacy section of our website.

Those needing additional information about our scholarship programs can contact the Foundation by email at

The Foundation’s endeavors to perpetuate Mamoru and Aiko Takitani’s legacy would not be possible without the steadfast, generous support from Hawaiian Host and the dedicated efforts of many individuals who share its vision. Mahalo nui loa.


Four Nonprofits To Start New Scholarship Programs with the Grants

(Honolulu, Nov. 24, 2014) -- The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, Inc. added an extra round of grants to its regular high school scholarship program this year, this time to start new scholarship programs at four nonprofit organizations and institutions. With these new grants, the Foundation has awarded a total of $304,280 to promote scholarship in Hawaii this year.

Chaminade College received $50,000 to create a Takitani Entrepreneurship Scholar program for majors in entrepreneurship.

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific will use its $40,000 grant to fund semester internships to medical students who declare physical therapy as their majors.

Shidler College of Business received $25,000 to create an entrepreneurship major for Takitani Innovation Fellows who “will provide strategic planning services to companies on issues relative to market experience, new product launch and acquisition.”