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Who We Are

Hawai‘i Gives Back celebrates the spirit of philanthropy in Hawai‘i. We shine a light on the many extraordinary nonprofits across the state doing good work because it’s the right thing to do. Most of these organizations work within tight budgets trying to meet extreme needs. They depend on the generosity of their donors and the hard work of their volunteers to fulfill their missions. They provide resources so people can find or keep their homes, bring meals and comfort to kūpuna and provide places and programs to help kids facing challenges just be kids. These nonprofits are striving to make Hawai‘i a better place, whether they’re working in the ocean or at the legislature. We hope you’ll celebrate these organizations with us, and maybe, along the way, find your place in their visions for a better Hawai‘i.




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A Message from Aloha United Way


Hawai‘i’s Lifeline for Those In Need

Aloha United Way steps up to address Hawai‘i’s rising needs.


What a Great Idea!

Here are how some groups, and even a student, turned their thoughts into action to change the landscape of Hawai‘i.


Moving Forward

Hawai‘i nonprofits have been working at warp speed for almost two years. But many challenges have sparked change and provided opportunities that will last long after the global health crisis fades away.


Finding Peace and Waves With AccesSurf

Hundreds of physically and mentally disabled people are finding inclusion and normalcy in the sea, thanks to one nonprofit and its swell of enthusiastic volunteers.


Giving Back is a Click Away

Give Big Hawai‘i provides one website with dozens of ways to donate to groups making a difference.


Finding Your Cause

A directory of Hawai‘i charities and how you can support their worthy causes.

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About The Cover Artist

JT Ojerio is a self-taught artist who was born and raised on the beautiful island of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i.

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In partnership with Aloha United Way, Hawai‘i Gives Back celebrates the work done by organizations, donors and individuals across the state—giving back, helping neighbors, and making Hawai‘i the special place we call home. Mahalo to AUW for its support of this publication and bringing resources, organizations and people together to advance the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.