Easter Island (Rapa Nui) lies isolated and apart in the vast Pacific Ocean, located between Tahiti and South America. It contains spectacular archaeological wonders, many of which have been studied by scientists from all over the world.

Easter Island is unique. Even today, many of its mysteries remain unsolved and much work remains to be done. Increased tourism, development and the lack of infrastructure threaten its priceless heritage.

The Easter Island Foundation aims to build a solid endowment to assure the continuation of its projects, for example, our successful Scholarship Program, for college students of Rapanui ancestry. To date we have awarded over 100 individual scholarships to assist students with the annual cost of their college education. Many of these students return to work on Rapa Nui and are helping to resolve some of the challenging issues facing the island today. Your contribution is needed and appreciated. Please join us in helping to preserve this unique isolated island, its archaeological treasures and its living culture.

We invite you to tour our site. There is much to learn and see here, with information, stories and images by knowledgeable experts in Easter Island history and lore. Thank you for visiting! Maururu.