We strive to partner with agencies that represent the best of our community. Our Partner Agencies must adhere to strict compliance United Way requirements called our Standards of Excellence, evaluating an organization’s overall governance, financial management & fiscal responsibility, legality, program management and human resources.
Every three years, our Partner Agencies apply for programmatic funding from our Community Action Fund (General Fund) to support needs that align with our impact areas of Education, Income or Health. Through the work of 30 community volunteers, Partner Agency programs are evaluated and awarded funding through a process that reviews:
Maui United Way’s goal is to offer donors an easy way to give that they can feel good about! We offer a diverse array of the most vital programs needed to keep our community healthy and
strong, while strategically aligning with programs that address the underlying issue and allow MUW to tackle problems at the root causes.
When you give to Maui United Way, you can rest assured that your gift is going to non-profits that function at the highest level of excellence and get results that matter.
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Medically Monitored Detoxification Program is a critical component of a comprehensive substance use disorder treatment plan for adults.
The Educational programs aim to provide family caregivers and the public with comprehensive knowledge of cognitive decline while providing practical, useful tools and guidance to cope with the challenges associated with dementia and caregiving.
Asthma Friendly Schools help keiki with asthma increase their ability to manage their disease and improves adults’ ability to support them.
School based program that enhances the lives of people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing one-to-one friendships.
Community/Site-Based Mentoring Program provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring one-to-one relationships.
The Ultimate Journey environmental education program provides excellent, fun opportunities for young people to get active outdoors and to reinforce key academic concepts and skills.
The community of Hope Program prevents families from becoming homeless by providing financial assistance with past due rent, utilities, and medical/dental bills especially for indigent populations or other emergency gap needs/situations.
The Maui Sexual Assault Prevention and Education program conducts targeted activities across Maui County communities to prevent sexual violence.
The Foster Farming Project educates landowners about how to create economic opportunity on their non-operational agricultural land by transforming it into operational and productive land.
Island Wide Mobile Food Distribution Program focuses on eliminating hunger on Maui.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) is a comprehensive approach, with all activities directed toward building courage, confidence, and character.
Homeowner Education & Financial Literacy course is a HUD-certified, 8-hour curriculum that covers all the need-to-know information for first time home buyers.
Homeownership/Housing Counseling (H/HC) program provides educational guidance through classes and counseling sessions aimed to improve the financial health of their clients.
Hana Arts is the prevalent facilitator of Art activity in Hana/East Maui and the only organization offering structured education in the Arts to all residents from keiki to kupuna, and across all social strata.
Hospice Care provides quality, compassionate care to those with serious illness and support for their families.
Traditional Hawaiian Practices program offers the Native Hawaiian community a chance to learn and use the traditional practices of their ancestors as alternatives to modern western influence in an effort to positively impact health.
The intention of Infant and Early Childhood Services is to capitalize on this critical window of learning and to help families make the most of this opportunity to enhance growth and development, creating a strong foundation for future learning and providing a solid base for education.
The Employment Support Services Program will promote self-sufficiency and reduce the dependence of families on government financial assistance and benefits programs through job preparation, skill-building in kitchen operations, general maintenance, and customer service.
The Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps Summer program engages youth in hands-on, real-world conservation work experiences, and connecting them with mentors who care, educate, and help them cultivate a heart for service, instill conservation ethics, enhance cultural knowledge, improve self-confidence and teach new job skills.
Farm and Garden program provides youth and adults with autism and developmental disabilities the opportunity to cultivate health and nutrition from seed to table.
The We Make Art Happen! Program brings art education, cultural experiences, free supplies and safe venues to the Maui County community.
Medication Kokua program provides skilled nursing care for home-bound or very ill individuals that reside on Lana'i.
Therapeutic Living Program for Women provides transitional housing and continuing care to women in recovery from substance abuse addiction.
Adult Day Care Services provides social, therapeutic, and memory care for the elderly.
Early Head Start program provides child development and education services for families in need.
Maui Hui Malama Training Program provides opportunities for youth to overcome their barriers to education, career, and cultural goals through wrap around services like tutoring, case management, and basic needs like food and clothing.
The only outpatient substance abuse program for youth on Maui; the intended outcome of the program is to eliminate or reduce substance use by youth.
Conflict resolution services and training program provides high-quality training to a group of dedicated volunteers that help participants resolve their disputes in a respectful, inexpensive, and amicable way while minimizing the contentiousness of the court system.
Education, Advocacy and Family Support provides services for persons struggling with mental illness and caregivers.
Psycho-Social Rehabilitation and Residential Services for adults with severe mental illness.
Escort Transportation Program provides round-trip transportation and accompanies a senior or persons with a disability to locations for needed medical appointments, for grocery shopping, or medications.
Ka Mohala is an integrated health and wellness program, which contributes to their client's overall success.
Pa'ia Bay Cafe Program teaches life skills and provides a daily balanced meal for youth.
Maui Family Peace Center - Pu'uhonua serves victims/survivors of domestic violence through crisis counseling and services.
Cash for Caring program encourages family child care providers to invest in improving the quality of care in their business.
Health care and family planning services for un- and under-insured individuals in Maui County.
Family Strengthening Program provides transitional housing and lifestyle skills training for families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Family Services Program assists families and individuals in need.
Emergency shelter and support program for victims of domestic violence on Maui and Lana'i.