On an island that is held so dear in everyone’s hearts, there are deep passions for causes and Maui organizations to support. From marine animals to clean oceans, preserving Hawaiian culture to child education, elderly care, and the environment, there is no lack of causes for which to care. Throughout the island of Maui, there are various non-profit organizations that are doing really amazing things! Listed below, we are sharing only a few with our dedicated readers.
Whether you are a Maui resident or a visitor, we encourage you to learn more about Maui’s non-profits throughout our blog. Please look into supporting them in any way you can.
With Sincerity, Me ka ‘oia ‘i’o
Founded in 2007, Maui Nui Marine Resource Council (MNMRC) is a non profit organization that has a mission to promote healthy reefs, clean ocean water, and abundant native fish and marine life in Maui County (Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kaho’olawe).
“The overall mission of EMWP is to protect the Watershed from degradation by protecting native forests and their component native species as well as educating the local community about conservation and other issues relating to watershed protection.” (eastmauiwatershed.org 2018)
“The Maui Humane Society’s mission is to save the lives of unwanted pets on the island of Maui, accepting all in need of shelter and working to reduce the homeless pet population humanely; to advocate for animals, rescue and protect them from suffering and promote responsible and caring treatment; and to educate our community, inspiring respect and compassion towards all animals.” (mauihumanesociety.org, 2018)
“Our staff includes over 20 therapeutic professionals with Masters level educations or beyond. They are supported by a dedicated team of paraprofessionals with education and experience in their respective fields. Imua’s staff consists of highly qualified Social Workers (Care Coordinators), Speech-Language, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Special Instruction, and General Educators. We utilize Skills Trainers to provide Intensive Behavior Support.
“Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Domestic violence occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married, living together, or dating.” (womenhelpingwomenmaui.com, 2018)
“Paia Youth & Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation funded by grants from the Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns, the State of Hawaii Office of Youth Services, private foundations, community donations, and fundraisers.” (pyccmaui.com, 2018)
“For over 30 years, families and physicians on Maui have entrusted Hospice Maui with the care of their loved ones and patients. Hospice Maui provides quality, compassionate hospice care to maximize the comfort and dignity of those in their last months and weeks of life, wherever they call home.” (hospicemaui.org, 2018)
“Maui United Way is an independent 501(c) 3 tax-exempt non-profit charitable organization that has operated for over 64 years in Maui County, Hawai‘i. To meet the goals of our mission, Maui United Way raises and invests corporate and individual donations in 40 health and human services partner agencies and 41 programs. We work to build stronger communities by convening leaders throughout the county to seek solutions to problems.” (mauiunitedway.org, 2018)
The Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) is a 170(c)(1) organization. They are a government agency that manages the Kaho’olawe Island Rehabilitation Trust Fund and all activities that surround the rehabilitation of the Island of Kaho’olawe. Established in 1993 by the Hawaii State Legislature, they are dedicated to managing the island reserve while it is held in trust for a future Native Hawaiian sovereign entity. They are pledged to provide for safe and meaningful use of Kaho’olawe.
Dedicated to bringing support to those with developmental disabilities in Maui, ARC of Maui is the oldest non-profit of its kind in the State of Hawaii. The group was established in 1954, and to this day receives its funding from County, State, and Federal Medicaid grants. Private donations are whole-heartedly appreciated for this amazing Maui non-profit.