Mission, Vision & Values

Mission Statement

E mālama, ho`iho`i hou, wehewehe, kā`ana a ho`ohiwahiwa i ke`ano laha `ole o ka mo`omeheu, ka mō`aukala a me ka mana o ka Hale Ali`i `o `Iolani a me kona pā no ka pono o ke kānaka `ōiwi a me ka po`e o Hawai`i nei a me kō ke ao nei.

To preserve, restore, interpret, share, and celebrate the unique cultural, historical, and spiritual qualities of Iolani Palace and its grounds for the benefit of native Hawaiians, the people of Hawaii, and the world.

The Friends revised the Strategic Vision and Plan for the Palace in early 2004.

Vision Statement

Our vision: Iolani Palace is a living restoration of a proud Hawaiian national identity and is recognized as the spiritual and physical multicultural epicenter of Hawaii, representing the thriving dignity of the unique people of Hawaii.

Strategic Priorities: 2005-2009

Strategic Priority 1: Implement a program of interpretive planning that carries out the 2014 Vision and provides direction and focus for the programs and activities of Iolani Palace and the larger Iolani Palace historic site.

Strategic Priority 2: Develop and implement an Iolani Palace collecting plan, consistent with Mission and the Interpretive Plan, for future collecting and preservation of historical materials related to the history of Iolani Palace and grounds.

Strategic Priority 3: Develop a comprehensive and long-term plan to increase financial support for Iolani Palace programs and activities from both contributed funds and earned revenue.

Strategic Priority 4: Strengthen Iolani Palace's organizational capacity, at both the board and staff level, to support the 10-year vision and strategic priorities of the organization.