Giving Back To Maui

Malama Maui

Malama means “to care for”. At Hawaiian Paddle Sports we believe its our responsibility to care for our local community and our island home.

Our mission at Hawaiian Paddle Sports involves more than just our business. Community, culture, and protecting what we love in this world is a big part of who we are. Every month, Hawaiian Paddle Sports highlights a charity, organization, community group or non profit. In addition to raising awareness for their cause, we make a financial donation to the recipient organization and volunteer to help with a service project. Use the links below to learn more about the local organizations we support.


Kuleana is a double edged sword, for every privilege that we enjoy we have a responsibility that is in perfect correlation.”

Iokepa Nae`ole
Iokepa Nae`ole Cultural Advisor

Pu‘u Kukui Watershed Preserve

The Pu‘u Kukui Watershed Preserve protects and conserves more than 8,000 acres in West Maui. It is home to unique plant and animal species, and is an important source of fresh water. Preserve managers and staff focus on restoring native habitats and removing invasive plant and animal species. Learn more about Pu‘u Kukui Watershed Preserve >

Pacific Cancer Foundation

(Paddle For Life)


The mission of the Pacific Cancer Foundation is to provide access, knowledge, and support to improve the quality of life of cancer patients, survivors, and the families whose lives have been touched by cancer in Maui County.  Learn more about Pacific Cancer Foundation’s annual Paddle for Life >

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii inspires local communities to care for their coastlines through hands-on beach cleanups. The organization is key in fighting local marine debris, particularly plastic pollution. Learn more about Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii >

Maui Huliau Foundation


Maui Huliau Foundation promotes environmental literacy and leadership among Maui’s youth through community-based educational experiences. Their vision is to create and maintain a sustainable Maui by inspiring active, educated, and innovative stewardship.  Learn more about Maui Huliau Foundation >

Hawaiian Kamali’i


Hawaiian Kamali’i is a youth culture program provided by Hawaiian Canoe Club. The program uses a variety of teaching methods such as classroom instruction, hand-on activities, group activities, games, song, and hula designed to promote and perpetuate Hawaiian culture. Learn more about Hawaiian Kamali`i >

Malama Maui Nui

Through litter pickups, marine debris cleanups, invasive species removal, native planting, graffiti removal, recycling events, and education programs, Malama Maui Nui brings community, business, and government together to promote the health and beauty of the environment and the prosperity of Maui County.   Learn more about Malama Maui Nui >

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

hawaiian islands land trust

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust assists landowners in integrating conservation into their land use plans in perpetuity. This collaborative work today helps to avert inappropriate land use tomorrow—and the benefits of conservation are triumphs that resound for all generations to come.  Learn more about Hawaiian Island Land Trust >

Hawaii Public Radio

Hawaiian Public Radio provides 199,000 weekly listeners with fair and unbiased news, education, and fine arts programming.  Hawaiian Paddle Sports is proud to serve as an underwriter for HPR’s news and current events program The Conversation. The public affairs talk show is co-hosted by Beth-Ann Kozlovich and Chris Vandercook, and generates a daily discussion around Hawaii’s most pressing issues, public affairs, and arts and culture. Learn more about Hawaii Public Radio >



MOvember is a mustache growing charity event held each November that raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental healthMen and women are encouraged to become an official participant by committing to grow and support the mustache during MOvember, the month formerly known as November.  Learn more about MOvember >

Maui Youth & Family Services

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Maui Youth & Family Services provides hundreds of youth a year with opportunities to succeed within a safe and supportive environment through outreach and advocacy, therapeutic foster care, emergency shelters, substance abuse treatment/counseling and more.  Learn more about Maui Youth & Family Services >

Camp Imua – Imua Family Services

camp imua

Camp Imua, a program of Imua Family Services, brings the community and children with special needs together for a free weeklong, overnight recreational camp each summer. Fifty children attend and at least 150 community volunteers and numerous businesses from restaurants, helicopter companies, and live bands make Camp Imua memorable and fun for all!  Learn more about Camp Imua >

Whale Trust Maui

Whale Trust Maui

Whale Trust Maui is a nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research and public awareness of whales and their environment. Research focuses on whale behavior and the group also hosts public outreach and education programs.  Learn more about Whale Trust Maui >

Save Honolua Coalition


The mission of Save Honolua Coalition is to maintain open space, public access, and revitalize the ecosystem of Honolua Ahupua’a through community based management utilizing Hawaiian practices and values. Learn more about Save Honolua Coalition >

Maui Tomorrow Foundation

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For over two decades, Maui Tomorrow has worked in partnership with community groups and individuals on issues, from alternative energy and food security, to the preservation of natural and cultural resources. Learn more about Maui Tomorrow >

Monk Seal Foundation


Monk Seal Foundation is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Hawaii’s state mammal, the Hawaiian monk seal. This endemic species has existed on these islands for more than 13 million years, but less than 1,100 Hawaiian monk seals exist today.  Learn more about Hawaiian Monk Seals >

Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows Program

Ka Ipu Kukui

Stemming from a vision for Maui’s future, Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows Program was formed to build a community of young professionals and future leaders that identify and address relevant topics and issues facing our Maui’s tri-island community. Learn more about Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows Program >

West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership (WMMWP)


West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership is committed to the long-term protection and preservation of the West Maui Mountains watershed, a land area that encompasses nearly 50,000 acres. These forested slopes are an ecological haven for native species, a culturally significant area, and the main source of freshwater for West, Central, and South Maui. Learn more about West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership >

Paddle For Keiki

Paddle for Keiki is Hawaiian Paddle Sports’ annual gift drive benefiting Maui’s local youth. The event brings together Maui’s paddling community for a day of paddling, fundraising, and gift giving. Paddle for Keiki was launched December 2016 and raised nearly $4,000 in donations and gifts. Learn more about Paddle for Keiki >

Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission

The Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission was established in 1994 to restore and manage the island of Kaho’olawe in a sustainable manner. Kaho’olawe is an uninhabited island 7 miles off the southwest coast of Maui. The island was important to Native Hawaiian navigation and culture. Learn more about Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission >

Maui Cultural Lands

Maui Cultural Lands

Maui Cultural Lands, Inc. (MCL) is a Maui-based grassroots land trust organization whose mission is to stabilize, protect, and restore Hawaiian cultural resources. Established in February of 2002, MCL is one of only a few land trust organizations on Maui targeting Hawaiian cultural lands along the coast and inland areas. Learn more about Maui Cultural Lands >

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is Maui-based, ocean conservation organization that focuses on restoring clean water, healthy coral reefs, and abundant native fish populations to the islands of Maui Nui. Coral reefs form the backbone of Maui’s economy, culture, and island community. Supporting the health of these fragile areas is critical to Maui’s future. Learn more about Maui Nui Marine Resource Council >

Hawaii Wildlife Fund

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Hawaii Wildlife Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii’s native wildlife through research, education and advocacy. Hawaii Wildlife Fund has helped protect the endangered sea turtles, monk seals, beaches and coral reefs of Hawaii through research, education, conservation and advocacy.  Learn more about Hawaii Wildlife Fund >

Maui Food Bank

(Paddle For Hunger)


The problem of hunger touches people of every age, race, ethnic group and neighborhood on Maui. Too many of our keiki and kapuna are food insecure. Maui Food Bank works with 100 agencies to serve an average of 10,000 people a month. Learn more about Maui Food Bank and our annual Paddle For Hunger event >

Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter

The Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Maui’s oceans, waves and beaches. They bring life to their mission of preserving beach access, preserving near shore water quality, and protecting recreational and cultural sites through CARE: Conservation, Activism, Research and Education. Learn more about Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter >

Hawaiian Canoe Club

Hawaiian Canoe Club

Based on Hawaiian cultures and values that can be appreciated all over the world, Hawiian Canoe Clue works hard to promote conscious awareness of canoe culture, Hawaiian values, youth character building and preservation of lands and natural resources of Maui.  Learn more about Hawaiian Canoe Club >

Hawaii Ecotourism Association

hawaii ecotoursim

The mission of the Hawaii Ecotourism Association is to protect Hawaii’s unique natural environment and host culture through the promotion of responsible travel and educational programs relating to sustainable tourism for residents, businesses and visitors.  Learn more about Hawaii Ecotourism Association >

Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership

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The Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership (LHWRP) is a coalition formed in June 2003, by 11 private and public landowners and supporting agencies. The 43,175-acre partnership’s goal is to restore dryland forests on Haleakala from Makawao through ‘Ulupalakua to Kaupo between 3,500 and 6,500 feet elevation.  Learn more about Leeward Watership Restoration Partnership >

  • We regularly support local charitable organizations, community groups and non-profits. Below is a list that Hawaiian Paddle Sports has contributed to:

Hawaiian Kamalii

Maui Economic Development Board

Hawaii Ecotourism Association

Realtors Association of Maui

Maui Police Department

Kihei Swim Club

Hawaii Va’a Association

Save Honolua Coalition

Maui Tomorrow

Maui Youth & Family Services

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

Whale Trust Maui

Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action

Lae’ula O Kai Canoe Club

Heros on the Water

Kilauea Point Natural History Association

Pu’u Kukui Watershed Preserve

Maitripa College

Maui Visitors Bureau

Hawaiian Island Land Trust

Napili Canoe Club

Kahana Canoe Club

Malama Kahalawai

Maui Pride

Leeward Haleakala Watership Restoration Partnership

Ka Ipu Kukui

Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission

Hawaiian Canoe Club

Pacific Cancer Foundation

Maui Food Bank

Maui Huliau Foundation

Ho’omau Benefit Concert

Wailea Canoe Club

Hui O Wa?a Kaulua Legacy Awards

Imua Family Services

Camp Imua

Hale KauKau

HAPA- Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action

Paddle Imua

Bishop Museum

University of Hawaii

Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter

Hawaii Wildlife Fund

West Maui Mountain Watershed Partnership

Movember Foundation

Malama Maui Nui

Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival

Kahana Canoe Club

Hawai’i Public Radio