Alaska Airlines Foundation donates USD 100,000 to nonprofits in Hawaii

The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding USD 100,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Hawaii, as part of a special donation to celebrate Alaska Airlines´ 10th anniversary of service to the Islands, the company said.

Funds will support 10 programs working to better the lives of youth in the local community and provide education and workforce development programs across the state.

The Alaska Airlines Foundation presented USD 10,000 grants to 10 nonprofit organizations in honor of the airline´s 10th anniversary of service to the Hawaiian Islands.

Over the past decade, Alaska Airlines has provided nearly USD 2.7 million in cash and in-kind support to more than 180 Hawaii organizations. Alaska Airlines flies the most nonstop flights from Hawaii to the most destinations on the West Coast, with 179 flights per week from four Hawaiian Islands.

The Alaska Airlines Foundation provided USD 10,000 grants to the following organizations during a community reception at The Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki:

AccesSurf empowers people with physical and cognitive disabilities through accessible water programs.

Aloha United Way creates a healthier community by supporting programs and services that give children opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii creates life-changing friendships by matching kids or “littles” with mentors or “bigs” and guides kids, mentors, and parents on this life-changing journey.

Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii inspires young people toward a greater future by providing a safe place for kids, which includes professional mentorship, character development and life-enhancing skills.

Friends of Hawaii Robotics supports Hawaii´s nine robotics programs in elementary, middle and high schools statewide and creates opportunities for students to develop essential twenty-first century life skills, which prepare them to become Hawaii´s leaders of tomorrow.

Hawaii Youth Symphony advances critical and positive links between music study, academic achievement, and social emotional development.

Islander Scholars honors public high school juniors who exemplify the values that make Hawaii unique, forming a cohort of young leaders who will help Hawaii thrive in the future.

Kapiolani Health Foundation supports Hawaii´s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty medical center, providing exceptional medical care to women, children and families.

Kupu provides hands-on training programs that educate and mentor youth to become stewards of Hawaii´s culture and environment, helping them develop a strong connection to the place in which they live.

Make-A-Wish Hawaii grants memorable wishes for Hawaii´s critically ill children, helping them to imagine a future without illness and believe in what´s possible.
Learn more about these organizations on the Alaska Airlines blog.

The Alaska Airlines Foundation was established in 1998 as an independent 501c (3) organization as a way to supplement Alaska Airlines´ overall corporate giving program which last year donated USD 13.5 million in cash and in-kind support to charities throughout the airline´s system. Learn more about Alaska´s award-winning service at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).