About Us

​When We Shine

When WE Shine Foundation was born out of the inspiration from an international, multi-media Arts4Change workshop that took place in Pune, India in 2016. The seed was planted, the recognition of a universal human desire to belong, and to work for something greater than ourselves. When one person allows the world to see the fullness of their heart and spirit, it gives permission to us all! We are here to show the world what’s possible When WE Shine!

To learn more about our beginnings and what a song can do, click here…


To empower communities to live a life they love through the arts and arts integration education.


We envision a world of diverse, creative, healthy communities where the arts and culture are core components of community planning and development. We believe that the health and well-being of the people and the environment is one and the same, now, and for future generations spreading Aloha throughout the world.


To implement arts integration, creative place-making & social artistry to grow strong social systems and networks for healing & human services, especially as it pertains to women, children and the environment.

Share your light

What lights you up? If you, your business or your non-profit have a community project or a big idea that benefits our neighborhoods, schools and other social groups, and are looking for creative resources & artistic solutions, we are here to help!

There is a talented team of multi-media artists just looking for a chance to assist you in building a stronger, healthier community in Maui and around the world!

Contact us with your big idea!

Shine your light

We love our job. We know there are many worthy organizations that deserve your financial support and sometimes it’s difficult to choose who needs it most! 

When WE Shine Foundation believes in:

  • a culture of kindness where families can feel safe and connected to their communities
  • a thriving future for our beautiful planet, people and all sentient beings
  • growing more Aloha in the world through our special gifts and mediums – The Arts

What to help us make that possible? Donate today!

When We Shine Foundation is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We strengthen and enrich communities through the Arts, through arts education, arts integration and our social artistry network partners. 

We are located in the Hawaiian Islands, the home of aloha. The concept of aloha is a model for mindful living. It has a greater meaning than hello and goodbye. Aloha teaches us how to treat ourselves, others, the land, the waters, and all existence, a reminder of the sacredness of life.