The Korean American Foundation Hawaii was founded in the spring of 2004 as the successor organization to the Centennial Committee of Korean Immigration to the United States. Having completed its mission, the Centennial Committee asked the Foundation to continue to preserve and promote Korean culture to enrich the multicultural state of Hawaii.
The Foundation sponsors several community projects, including the Korean Festival, upkeep of the Centennial Monument at Pawaa In-Ha Park, and the Korean Library Foundation. In addition, it has made the yearly celebration of January 13 as Korean American Day part of its charge. The Foundation is a 501c(3) domestic nonprofit organization.
The Center for Korean Studies holds a small, unprocessed collection of materials related to the Korean American Foundation Hawaii. The collection consists primarily of minutes of meetings of the board of directors and related documents.