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Here are current fundraising needs to consider as you make your philanthropic plans. There are many more that are not highlighted here. If you are interested in a particular area of study or project, please contact us and we will help you determine if there is a match between your passions and interests with the university’s aspirations.

Sweet Sustainability

Chef Alan Wong has teamed up with the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo to build awareness of the critical plight of honey bees and to promote local solutions to sustaining the honey bee industry. 

UH Mānoa Basic Needs Outreach: Coming to terms with a new reality
Students can find themselves suddenly not knowing where their next meal is coming from or how they’re going to keep their kids in childcare. Then they’re at risk for giving up on studies, and when students leave school, the entire community suffers.
Help Maui
The wildfires on Maui have destroyed many homes and businesses, including in Lāhainā, the heart of Maui’s tourism-dependent economy. As the new school year starts, please help us keep students and their families resilient so they can stay in school during this unprecedented emergency situation.
Higher education, attractive and attainable for all
As students build community on campus, their success has an impact on Windward CC’s surrounding communities. Akina says higher education helps students and their entire families, making college an expectation where it once may not have been considered at all.
Windward CC’s Hawaiʻi Conservatory of Performing Arts trains students for careers in the arts
The Hawaiʻi Conservatory of Performing Arts at Windward Community College is part of the University of Hawaiʻi's Academy for Creative Media System.
Crisis funds keep students afloat
The UH Hilo Student Crisis Fund assists students who find themselves suddenly in crisis, encouraging them to stay on the pathway to success.
The Eleanor J. Sterling Fund for HIMB
Thia fund will ensure that the next director of the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology will have the resources to carry out and build upon the vision set by Eleanor Sterling.
Reinvesting in sustainability
For UH, the Green Revolving Fund currently plays an important role in moving the university toward its goal of zero carbon emissions by 2035.
Colt Brennan Legacy Fund
It was the last time Colt ran off the field at Aloha Stadium. But it would not be the end of his influence on Warrior football players.
A shared vision for the next generation of indigenous nurses
The ʻIKE AO PONO program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing, provides support to Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Native American nursing students.
The future of food starts here

The world is asking for food sustainability, new products and careers in culinary management and culinology—the blending of nutrition, culinary art and food science. The Culinary Institute of the Pacific is poised to deliver.

Patsy Mink law school chair will ensure social justice training

An endowed chair at the University of Hawaiʻi William S. Richardson School of Law will enshrine Patsy Takemoto Mink’s legacy of fighting for gender equality and social justice.