How We Give Back

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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.

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.

Photo of kids at a YMCA Camp

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.

Hawaii State FCU Check Presentation of $3000 to the Waikiki Community Center

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 Executives present a check for $2500 to the Salvation Army.

Alzheimer’s Association

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.

Check presentation for $3000 to the Alzheimer's Association

Scholarship Program

Since 1996, the Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $900,000 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.

See this year’s scholarship recipients

Hawaii State FCU Scholarship Program Logo

Hawaii Foodbank

We are proud of our continued efforts to fight hunger in Hawaii through our 2021 Food Drive, in which we raised $22,000 and collected nearly 4,000 pounds of food, thanks to our generous members and employees. The monetary total includes a $10,000 matching donation pledged by Hawaii State FCU in honor of employees hitting their goal of raising $10,000 during the campaign.

Hawaii State FCU Exectuives presenting a check for $22,000 to the Hawaii Foodbank.

Maui Food Bank

Our employees and members on Maui showed their generosity during our 2021 Food Drive, collecting 960 pounds of food and raising $2,500 to support the Maui Food Bank’s efforts to assist island families. The monetary total includes a matching donation pledged by Hawaii State FCU.

Hawaii State FCU Kahului Branch presenting a $2,500 check to the Maui Food Bank.

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.

View the list of grant recipients

Hawaii State FCU Investing in Education Grant logo

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.

Photo of kids helping the community, the Aloha United Way logo and their 100 Creating Change logo

Hawaii HomeOwnership Center

We are proud to support the Hawaii HomeOwnership Center, Hawaii’s primary resource for residents seeking to become homeowners, with a $5,000 donation. We are committed to supporting organizations that guide potential homebuyers with reaching their financial goals responsibly.

Photo of the HSFCU executive team presenting a $5,000 check to the Hawaii HomeOwnership Center.

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.

Hawaii State FCU Employees ready to participate in the Heart Walk

Friends of the Library of Hawaii

We are the proud presenting sponsor of the Friends of the Library of Hawaii’s Annual Book Sale. Since 2013, we have donated more than $200,000 and our member preview nights raised an additional $87,000 in sales to support reading programs in Hawaii. In 2021, we became a presenting sponsor of FLH’s Village Books & Music pop-up bookstore, which helped to offset the cancellation of several fundraising events during the pandemic.

Hawaii State FCU executives pose for a picture with leaders from Friends of the Library of Hawaii with a big check in the amount of $10,000. The check was presented at the 2019 Friends of the Library Preview Night for Members held at McKinley High School.

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