About Kauai United Way
Please watch our introductory video by Scott Giarman, Executive Director of Kauai United Way. It’s less than 4 minutes long.
Kauai United Way is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization, dedicated to serving the social needs of Kauai since 1943. We monitor our agencies throughout the year and re-evaluate social needs annually. This is your assurance that your hard-earned contribution will be used efficiently and directed where it will do the most good for our entire community.
Where are the programs you support?
All of the programs Kauai United Way supports are here on our island, Kauai.
How important is Kauai United Way funding?
Some agencies depend heavily on our continuing support and could not exist without us. Unlike grants from other sources, which often require that their donations be tied to special projects, Kauai United Way funding is unrestricted. Agencies can use our money for whatever purpose is most important to help them serve the people on our island.
Providing leadership to unite the people of Kauai by sharing resources to better care for one another.
Code of Ethics
Kauai United Way embraces the principles and practices that acknowledge all people are to be valued regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language differences, nationality, parental status, physical-, mental- and developmental-abilities, race, religion, sexual orientation, skin color, socio-economic status, work and behavioral styles, the perspectives of each individual shaped by their nation, experiences and culture.
KUW staff and volunteers are responsible and accountable for ensuring that our actions and behaviors foster diversity in the workplace. Ultimately, we work together to create a healthier, more compassionate, community.
Kaua`i United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
We recognize structural racism/ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle.
We understand that these disparities have existed in the past and persist into the present.
We acknowledge that these inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations of people.
We unequivocally denounce racism/ethnic discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities.
Our Kaua`i United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized.
We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive.
We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.