Dedicated to the Maui Community


The Makana Aloha Foundation is a private Family Foundation dedicated to supporting and improving the Maui Community.

Makana Aloha founders Gunars & JoRene Valkirs

The Makana Aloha Foundation was established on April 12, 2007 by a husband and wife partnership of over 30 years. The Foundation was a natural progression from a life of generous giving on the mainland.

This duo believes strongly in helping others and seeing the potential in new and exciting ideas. They have always supported those who work hard and are committed to doing the right thing, even when it may not be the popular thing to do. Their tremendous heart and belief in one another has carried them to where they are today, which is in a position to help others realize their own full potential and help create a world where there is access to outstanding education for all, a clean and healthy environment and where animals are treated with respect for the amazing creatures that they are.

We exist now to maximize their giving and create something that did not exist before by helping others get started in pursuing extraordinary notions they can maintain and grow with the initial help of Makana Aloha.  They have set an amazing example of living life with passion, love and hard work and now wish to share and extend that to those who are ready, willing and able to meet the challenge of sharing those ideals and making their dreams a reality.


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