Aloha United Way

What We Do


As an efficient, effective fundraiser for hundreds of local nonprofits, AUW provides those who want to support collective and sustainable impact with a trusted, transparent and meaningful way to invest in addressing critical issues in our community. AUW monitors the community impact goals, progress and financials of its partner agencies to ensure dollars are invested wisely to create sustainable and scalable impact. AUW invested millions of dollars into our community, supporting over 300 independent agencies and touching over 830,000 members of the community.


Aloha United Way’s nonprofits are part of the team, working together to tackle our communities biggest problems through cross-sector collaboration and collective impact. Aloha United Way serves as a leader in our local nonprofit sector – offering support to the nonprofit community through capacity-building, fundraising assistance and mentorship.AUW strives to improve lives in Hawaii by making Hawaii a better place in two Impact Areas:ALICE®: Aloha United Way established the ALICE Fund to tackle the issues that cause financial instability for these individuals and families. Through transformative initiatives that bring together people, resources and sustainable solutions, the ALICE Fund strives to enhance the financial stability of our ALICE ohana to make our community stronger and more resilient.SAFETY NET: Provides services and support to those in our community experiencing crisis or emergencies.


In addition to our volunteer website and Volunteer Hawai’i program, AUW operates several valuable and free community programs:• 2-1-1 INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICE: an information and referral hot line, connecting over 54,000 callers a year to thousands of non-profit services.• GIFTS IN KIND: A service that connects donors of in-kind gifts, such as food items, books, furniture, clothing and footwear, with nonprofits that can use the items to enhance their operations or support their clients.

Who We Are

Over 100 years, Aloha United Way (AUW) has helped change millions of lives thanks to the caring power of our community. We build a stronger, healthier community by partnering with business, labor, government and nonprofit organizations to deliver measurable impact and sustainable solutions. A member of United Way Worldwide, AUW supports nonprofits and communities on O‘ahu. AUW operates separately from the Hawaii Island United Way, Kauai United Way and Maui United Way.

Cause Areas

Food Insecurity, Housing & Homelessness, Social Services, Health & Wellness, Education & Training, Advocacy, Community Engagement, Non Profit Support

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Tax Status
  • Nonprofit


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