WELCOME TO

THE EASTER ISLAND FOUNDATION

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What We Do

 

The Easter Island Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes the preservation of Rapa Nui heritage and culture through education.

The foundation was created in 1989 to give back to a community that has inspired the world with its rich history, vibrant culture and monumental treasures.

Scholarships

 

The Easter Island Foundation has awarded over 100 college scholarships to students of Rapa Nui ancestry.

We believe that education and opportunity strengthens the individual, family, economy and community as a whole. You can see a current and past list of our scholarship recipients and learn how they are making a difference in their community today.

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Our Partners

 

The Easter Island Foundation has provided funding for several programs  on the island, including Toki Rapa Nui School of Music and the Arts, Terevaka Archaeological Outreach Program, and the William Mulloy Library.

We also have partners that support us, including the Fraternal Order of Moai Foundation (FOM) and the Wold Foundation.

Publications

 

Dr. Georgia Lee began publishing the Rapa Nui Journal in 1986. It has been described as the “premiere source for Easter Island events and scientific studies.” The Rapa Nui Journal is currently published in a partnership with the University of Hawai’i Press.

The Easter Island Foundation is also a resource for many rare books related to Rapa Nui and Polynesia. Check out our selection of books and publications for sale.

The Easter Island Foundation

P.O. Box 6774

Los Osos, CA 93412

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