Hawai’i Island United Way is dedicated to uniting people, organizations, and resources to improve the education, financial stability, and health of our island’s communities. In response to COVID-19, we are continuing to support front-line community response efforts through the ‘Eleu Grants Program. We will continue to partner and award ‘Eleu grants to address the most urgent needs in our community.


Organization Initiative
 Arc of Kona Inclusion and Community Education
Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island Community Meal Support Initiative
Child and Family Service Child & Family Service – Hawaii Island COVID-19 Response Efforts
Full Life Emergency Preparedness Kits and Remote Support
Hawai’i Rise Foundation Kupuna Care Packs
Hawai’i County Economic Opportunity Council Low-Income Senior Meal Program
La’i’ōpua 2020 L2020 Hanai Ai Community Meal Program
Big Island Substance Abuse Council Project BISAC – First Responders
Hawaii Island Home for Recovery, Inc. HIHR Supplement all additional needs generated by the Coronavirus Emergency
Homeless Task Force Crisis Outreach and Engagement
Hui Mālama I Ke Ala ʻŪlili (huiMAU) Pa’auilo ‘Ohana Meal Program
Hamakua Youth Foundation Supporting Hamakua Youth
Island of Hawaii YMCA First Responder Child Care
St. James’ Episcopal Church Waimea Community Meal
Vibrant Hawai’i Cloth Masks
Ka’u Rural Health Community Association Ka’u Community Health Workers COVID-19 Outreach
YWCA of Hawaii is Developmental Preschool YWCA Preschool Distance Learning
Pa’a Pono Miloli’i Inc Emergency Supplies for Miloli’i
Paauilo Mauka Kalopa Community Association(PMKCA) Big Island Coronavirus Mask Project
Bridge House, Inc. Sober Living Program
Kanaka ‘O Puna Ho’okanaka
American National Red Cross Disaster Response & Preparedness
Hospice of Kona Nakamaru Hale Hospice Home
Cooper Center Council Volcano Friends Feeding Friends
`O Maku`u Ke Kahua Community Center ‘Ohana Packs Program
Hawai’i Diaper Bank program Cover Every Keiki
Mental Health Kokua Kokua for COVID
Brantley Center Distance Learning
Kuʻikahi Mediation Center Rapid Response Landlord Tenant Mediation Program
West Hawaiʻi Mediation Center Rapid Response Landlord Tenant Mediation Program