Japanese Women's Society Foundation

How We Give Back to the Community

The JWSF members are committed to serving the community especially in efforts that support the elderly and perpetuate the Japanese culture. Accordingly, our programs and outreach activities include:

Meals on Wheels

Collecting, packaging and delivering tolietries for the Meals on Wheels programs on Oahu

Friendship Teas

As part of our long history and commitment with Kuakini. JWSF members hosts monthly Friendship Teas for the residents and our members.


Adopt-A-Mom is an annual event on the 3rd Sunday of May where JWSF members celebrate the elderly women of Hawaii who deserve to be cherished and appreciated for invaluable role as a mother.

Academic Scholarship

An annual award for deserving full or part time students enrolled or accepted in a graduate degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work or the Arts and Sciences

Grant Award

This award to Nonprofit organizations and individuals is to promote an interest in and an understanding of the Japanese culture by people of Hawaii and to foster appreciation of world culture, enhance understanding and good relationships between the people of Japan and the United States, and render services to the community through worthwhile projects, activities, and contributions in the area of culture, education, gerontology and women’s issues.

How You Can Support Us

JWSF welcomes like-minded individuals to join this organization where your talents can contribute to our mission. Through the efforts of our members and it's supporters in 2018, JWSF surpassed $1,000,000 in donations to the Kuakini Health System that has a legacy of providing quality healthcare to the Hawaii community. We graciously accept your support through donations, purchase of our award winning Kokoro Book, or by attending an upcoming event.


Through your donations we can continue to enrich the local community in the area's of culture, education, gerontology and women's issues. Whether through support activites for the 2nd floor residents at Hale Pulama Mau, providing grants to local non-profits and individuals, or academic scholarships for local students in the geriatric field, your donation of any amount is graciously needed.


We have released two publications. A revision of our awarding winning 2004 Kokoro Book and a cookbook filled with all the local recipes of the japanese hawaiian community, Sharing With Heart.

2023 Shinnenkai

Welcome in the new year with the Japanese Women's Society Foundation 2023 Shinnenkai in-person at Natsunoya Tea House. We start with our Bake Sale and Silent Auction at 10am and start our program and lunch at 11am.

Location: Natsunoya Tea House, 1945 Makanani Drive, Honolulu, HI

Date: January 22, 2023

From: 10:00 AM To: 1:00 PM

Costs: $65

Registration is Closed