Our mission and vision

Mission:  To support secular organizations that directly improve the Maui community in the areas of Public Education, the Arts, Healthcare, Animal Welfare and Environmental Conservation.


Makana Aloha Executive Director, Jami Burks with Founders, Gunars & JoRene Valkirs

Vision:  To provide seed capital to fund projects that might not otherwise be funded and help provide a foundation that can be used to build upon for future projects while moving the non-profit organization toward self-sustainability.

Our Passion:

  • Education - We endorse unique opportunities to enhance the education of Maui students within the public school system.
  • The Arts - In appreciation of the Arts, we support organizations that make Maui a place where culture and arts can flourish.
  • Healthcare - We believe everyone should have quality, affordable, accessible healthcare.  We encourage innovations that help achieve that goal.
  • Animal Welfare - We, as animal lovers, support those like-minded organizations dedicated to the preservation and well-being of animals on Maui.
  • Environmental Conservation - We support sustainable energy and agriculture alternatives that help preserve the natural integrity of Maui and it's culture.
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