About Us


The Turtle Bay Foundation was established in 2012 as a way to deepen the resort’s commitment to the Ko‘olauloa and North Shore communities and to fulfill its mission of making one of the world's last great places even better.


The Foundation is dedicated to enriching O‘ahu’s North Shore by providing scholarships and grants to fellow programs, organizations and individuals striving to make a difference within our community and to protect the fragile wild lands and native species that make Oʻahu’s North Shore one of the most beloved destinations in the world.

The Turtle Bay Foundation supports five important pillars within our community:

  • Education and Job Training
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Preservation of Historic or Cultural Sites
  • Health care
  • Sports and Recreation


Nearly $1 million has been awarded to local organizations and individual scholarship recipients by the The Turtle Bay Foundation. In addition to cash funding, The Turtle Bay Foundation also supports Gift-In-Kind donations, goods or services from the Turtle Bay Resort such as gift certificates for room nights, dining at one of the resort’s award-winning restaurants, or for use at the resort’s championship golf course or spa. The Foundation encourages organizations receiving Gifts-In-Kind to convert them into cash donations through silent auctions and other fundraising events.


The Foundation’s own annual fundraiser, The Turtle Bay Foundation Annual Golf Tournament, is held each June at the resort’s iconic Arnold Palmer Golf Course to raise additional funds for local scholarships and grants.


Year-over-year increase in scholarship and grant applications tell us that our community needs our support more now than ever. As one of the world’s most prestigious luxury resorts, we thank you for your contributions to support these deserving individuals, organizations and communities.

Tom Donovan serves as the vice president and managing director of Turtle Bay Resort, and as president of the Turtle Bay Foundation.
From left to right: Turtle Bay Foundation board members Kiele Muraco, Lani Olevao, Amanda Vendiola, Travis Joerger, Carol Feinga and Laura Purdy.