How We Give Back
At Hawaii State FCU we’re always focused on you and your family. For us, it’s important to do our part in making our local community a better place.
Giving Back is the Best Gift of All!
See how we've supported our local community.
Friends of the Library of Hawaii
Since 2013, Hawaii State FCU has donated more than $200,000 to support Friends of the Library (FLH) and its mission to maintain free public libraries in Hawaii. As presenting sponsor of FLH’s Annual Booksale, our member preview nights have brought in nearly $100,000 in additional sales to support reading programs in Hawaii. We also continue to be a presenting sponsor of the nonprofit’s Village Books & Music pop-up bookstore at Ward Centre.
Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream
Always Dream is focused on building awareness around the importance of in-home reading and on empowering low-income families with the tools necessary to level the playing field. Hawaii State FCU is proud to support its core mission to improve early childhood literacy in under-served communities.
Habilitat has been rebuilding lives in the therapeutic community in Hawaii for more than 50 years. Through a number of different workforce development programs, participants learn invaluable work habits and marketable skills that can lead to positions in high demand fields earning a living wage. Hawaii State FCU is a proud supporter of their compassionate and lifesaving efforts.
Hawaiian Humane Society
Dedicated to promoting the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals, the Hawaiian Humane Society has helped thousands of animals in need find their forever homes through community outreach and their adoption program. The credit union is a proud supporter of their efforts to educate the public about animal adoption and their mission to ensure that all animals find safe, loving homes.
Parents And Children Together
Hawaii State FCU is a proud supporter of Parents and Children Together (PACT), which provides a safe environment and desperately needed social services to Hawaii’s most vulnerable residents.
We are proud of our continued efforts to fight hunger in Hawaii through our 2022 Food Drive, in which we raised $12,500 and collected nearly 2,800 pounds of food, thanks to our generous members and employees. The monetary total includes a matching donation pledged by Hawaii State FCU in honor of the credit union surpassing its Food Drive goals.
Maui Food Bank
Our employees and members on Maui showed their generosity during our 2022 Food Drive, collecting 625 pounds of food and raising $5,500 to support the Maui Food Bank’s efforts to assist island families. The monetary total includes a matching donation pledged by Hawaii State FCU.
Since 1996, the Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $1,000,000 to some of Hawaii’s best and brightest students to further their dreams of pursuing higher education. This year, 20 deserving recipients, ranging from incoming freshmen to graduate students, each received a $5,000 scholarship.
Building an inclusive community by empowering people with disabilities through accessible beach and water programs has been AccesSurf’s mission for more than 15 years. We’re proud to support the organization’s efforts to inspire both in and out of the water.
Grants for Teachers
Our Investing in Education Grant program assists teachers in the State of Hawaii Department of Education to obtain much-needed supplies, books, electronics, furniture, and other basic necessities for classroom learning. Since 2009, hundreds of public school teachers statewide have benefited from these grants of up to $500 each.
In celebration of the opening of our new Hawaii Kai Branch at Safeway, Hawaii State FCU recently donated $3,000 to Winner’s Camp, a youth-focused organization based in Hawaii Kai that provides activities and programs to enhance academic performance and social proficiency.
Kihei Youth Center
The Kihei Youth Center has created a safe and nurturing space for youth ages 8-18 since 1983. With our newest Kihei Branch at Safeway being only 7 minutes away from the Kihei Youth Center, Hawaii State FCU wanted to support the organization’s efforts with a $3,000 donation that will assist children and families in this growing Maui community.
YMCA of Honolulu
YMCA of Honolulu was selected as our 2022 Board of Directors Election online vote recipient. For every online vote cast in our election, Hawaii State FCU donated $5 to YMCA, resulting in a total donation of $10,000. The organization serves more than 100,000 individuals annually through programs focused on youth development, health and wellness, and social responsibility.
Waikiki Community Center
The Waikiki Community Center has continued to provide vital health and human services to our kupuna and keiki in need for over 40 years. In celebration of the opening of our first branch in the Kapahulu/Waikiki area, Hawaii State FCU donated $3,000 in support of the organization’s efforts to enrich and enhance the lives of those in the community.
Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
Hawaii State FCU branches hosted Angel Trees as part of our first-ever Angel Tree Holiday Donation Drive. Through the generosity of members and employees, we fulfilled more than 400 Angel Tree gift wishes for keiki and seniors. In addition, we raised $2,500 online to provide even more holiday gifts and support to those in need.
Hawaii State FCU served as a Silver Sponsor of the Alzheimer Association – Hawaii Chapter’s 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oahu. The organization provides much-needed support and resources to those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their families.
Aloha United Way
In 2020, Hawaii State FCU selected Aloha United Way (AUW) as our online election recipient. For every online vote cast in our Board of Directors election, the credit union gave a $5 donation to AUW, resulting in a total donation of $10,000. We also assisted the nonprofit in its efforts to distribute funds as part of the State of Hawaii’s Rent Relief and Housing Assistance Program.
American Heart Association
In 2019, we again donated $10,000 as a corporate sponsor and brought out more than 100 employees and family members to participate in the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Since 2015, employees have raised additional funds to support the cause and this year raised $18,900 through silent auctions, bake sales and more.