At HawaiiUSA, our successes are measured by the positive differences we can make in the lives of others.
We do more than live and work in the communities we serve—we also give back to them.
Life matters through crisis
Pooling together to strengthen our communities: that’s what credit unions have always done. See how we’ve lived our Life matters commitment throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
The total dollar amount donated to various charities and non-profit organizations *
Employee hours volunteering and giving back to our communities across Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island *
The number of schools and school organizations HawaiiUSA partnered with across the State of Hawaii *
Scholarship awards given to graduating high school seniors and undergraduates to further their education *
Stipend awards provided to State of Hawaii professional and para-professional educators for career enhancement opportunities *
Sponsorships and donations
In 2019, HawaiiUSA donated $545,000 to our local communities including 21 scholarships to students continuing their education and 94 stipends to State of Hawaii educators looking to further their careers. As a not-for-profit cooperative, our focus is giving back to the communities we serve. And with our roots as a educators-based credit union right here in Hawaii more than 80 years ago, giving back to Hawaii’s youth, families, education professionals, as well as promoting community sustainability is just a part of who we are.
Employee volunteer hours
HawaiiUSA employees volunteered over 4,100 hours volunteering in our various communities in 2019. Sharing our time and energy to better the lives of our members and the communities we serve is a commitment we hold up high. Community thrives when it’s supported by motivated people and organizations, and we’re proud to call Hawaii our home.
Congratulations to our Life matters Award winners!
In partnership ScoringLive, we created the “Life matters Award” to recognize a public or private school athletic team that embodies a winning spirit, both on and off the field, while striving to make real differences in their community. With the award, HawaiiUSA also presents the winning school’s athletic department with a check for $1,000. Congratulations to all the award-winning student-athletes!
To see other past winners, as well as instruction on how to apply, visit: https://scoringlive.com/lifematters
Pictured above: Philip Rapozo, Kapaa High School Football Coach, Kapaa High School Football Team, Karl Yoneshige, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union President & CEO; and Mel Chiba, Kauai Community Federal Credit Union President & CEO (retired)
Spotlight on: 2019 Winners - Kapa'a High School Football Team
Kapa‘a High School Football Team was selected to be the 2019 “Life matters Award” winners for their cleanup efforts following the April 2018 record-setting rainfall and flooding that devastated the island of Kauai, particularly in the Hanalei area. In the aftermath of the storms and flooding, the Aloha School Early Learning Center and Wai‘oli Hui‘ia Church were left reeling and in need of emergency repairs. The Kapa‘a High School Football Team volunteered their time and energies to restore damaged classrooms, fixtures, landscapes, and furniture, as well as being a source of some much needed optimism and relief. Their selfless actions are an example that other students, as well as adults alike, should be proud to follow.
At HawaiiUSA, we’re proud to support the education and advancement of students across the State of Hawaii. Recently, we were able to award Maui High School’s Academy of Finance and Entrepreneurship student, Camryn Ehlers, with a grant to sponsor her as she traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the 2019 Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Camryn serves as her school’s DECA reporter, a previous New Accounts Representative at the Maui High School Student Operated Credit Union, and a student intern at our Kihei Branch. HawaiiUSA congratulates Camryn for all her past and future achievements!
HawaiiUSA FCU Foundation
The HawaiiUSA FCU Foundation was established to manage and execute the charitable giving activities of HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, while strengthening the communities where we work and live. Grants from the Foundation go directly to public charities in Hawaii recognized as 501(c)(3)s by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions go to support public charities that perform community services that directly impact and support the children of Hawaii, as well as focusing on improving the lives of the less fortunate.
If your 501(c)(3) Hawaii charity is interested in requesting support from the HawaiiUSA FCU Foundation, please read through our grant request procedure.
HawaiiUSA is also pleased to offer the use of our Community Rooms to non-profit and community organizations for meetings and other events. For more information and plan your event, click here.
*Figures are from 2019 HawaiiUSA Community Outreach activities.