Maui Partners

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Hawai‘i Community Fund was started over 100 years ago and founded on principles to be a HCF resource, partner, funder and an advocate. At the heart of everything they do is a commitment to deliver meaningful impact that will benefit Hawai‘i.

Main efforts include, making charitable investments more effective, providing cost effective services and administration for charitable giving, convene community members and leaders around key issues facing the community, create and manage grantmaking to achieve broad impact, and build and share knowledge that will raise the level and effectiveness of philanthropy and positive influence social change.

County of Maui Office of Economic Development
The County of Maui Office of Economic Development works in partnership with the community, business and government sectors to strengthen and diversify the economy by supporting existing businesses. In addition, they assist in the attraction, development and expansion of new businesses and events that will in turn provide new jobs for our community.
OCEAN Organic Farm & Distillery (OCEAN)

OCEAN embraces a mission with deeper purpose and understands that the ocean sustains all life. What we put in the air and on the land eventually makes its way to the ocean. A healthy ocean provides a healthier future for the planet and its inhabitants.

A portion of proceeds from all OCEAN tasting tours booked through this page is donated to Pacific Whale Foundation’s efforts. In addition, OCEAN is a valued venue sponsor for PWF’s hybrid World Whale Film Festival which takes place yearly with an in-person screening event on World Ocean Day followed by an online component that continues throughout the month.

Together, we strive to become stronger environmental stewards in championing this vital resource.

Maui United Way

Maui United Way works to address Maui’s most vital needs through the impact areas of Education, Income (sustainability) and Health. Our goal is to bring people, organizations and our community together around a common cause, a common vision, and a common path forward. 

All of our work is guided by a deep desire to increase equity and decrease long-standing disparities for communities, including the AAPI populations, especially Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations. And 100% of the donations to Maui United Way stay in Hawaii.

Enchantress & Freeborne Gallery

Enchantress & Freeborne Gallery was founded out of an unwavering passion for art and the expression of beauty. The gallery features the works of both local and international artists, including large-scale paintings, sculptures, and exquisite decor. It’s an exciting and eclectic destination for art enthusiasts, located in The Shops at Wailea!

Travis Morrin Photography

Travis Morrin has had an eye for visuals since childhood, when homework assignment margins got filled in with pencil sketches. Sustaining a love for drawing through high school on Maui and briefly dabbling in graphic design at art school in San Diego, Travis then turned his talents toward the culinary arts. 

He has opened four restaurants (and counting) since 2010 with his business partners and best friends, including notable Maui brands Three’s Bar & Grill and Fork & Salad. As Hawaiʻi restaurants shut down for a time in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Travis put his focus into a different type of art, one that was very new to him: photography. With a willingness to learn and a passion for hiking, surfing and travel, Travis brought his camera along on any adventures he could find. Maintaining a deep respect for nature and culture, Travis did his best to solidify his technical skills, sharpen his artistic eye and appreciate the world around him.

Corporate Partners

1% for the Planet
Does your business or organization participate in 1% for the Planet? Consider choosing Pacific Whale Foundation as your chosen nonprofit and help protect the ocean and its inhabitants!

LoveShackFancy is a global fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle brand founded by Rebecca Hessel Cohen in 2013. It was created to celebrate love and revel in the beauty of a flower-filled, rose-colored world. Here, every day is an occasion, and your wildest dreams can become reality.

Today, LoveShackFancy is an award-winning and family-owned company with 17 stores worldwide, 450 retail partners, and collaborations with Gap, Pottery Barn, State, Bogner, Supergoop, Hurley, American Girl and Bandier.

Titos Handmade Vodka

Founded in 1995 by San Antonio native, Bert “Tito” Beveridge, after envisioning creating a smooth vodka that could be consumed straight, Tito’s Handmade Vodka was born. Made by hand and with love, Tito’s supports nonprofits all around the country (and world) through their Love, Tito’s program.

Community and Programs Partners


Founded by Duane Sparkman, Treecovery Hawaiʻi’s mission is to grow trees for future generations across the Hawaiian Islands. Their newest focused goal is to grow trees for future generations in Lāhainā by keeping the trees in the fire zones alive and providing new seedlings to residents and businesses in Lāhainā and Kula at no charge. Since the fires, they have planted over 200 trees and recovered over 150 trees with a shipment of over 10,000 ulu plants from the Big Island currently being planted throughout the Lāhainā burn zone.

Lahaina Community Land Trust

With a focus on protecting and perpetuating Lāhainā, Lāhainā Community Land Trust is led by dedicated local rooted professionals committed to the long-term recovery of Lāhainā. Their intention is to nurture the ʻohā to ensure it grows healthy and strong, a reflection of the previous generation. The organization has been carefully built with trustworthy, experienced and educated kiaʻi, roooted in island culture, to protect and care for native lands.

Grow Some Good

Grow Some Good is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hands-on, outdoor learning experiences that cultivate curiosity about natural life cycles, connect students to their food sources, and inspire better nutrition choices. Their mission is to cultivate a healthy community by strengthening local agriculture and improving access to nutritious, affordable food.

Kīpuka Olowalu

Kīpuka Olowalu is an organization seeking to preserve the Native Hawaiian cultural site, Olowalu valley. Beyond protecting the Cultural Reserve, Kīpuka Olowalu also works to preserve the biodiversity and beauty of Olowalu Reef, a 1,000-acre reef habitat that provides food and shelter to a variety of marine species and unique coral habitat.

Hawai’i Land Trust
HILT works in three programmatic areas: ʻĀina Protection, Stewardship, and Connection. They prioritize the protection of coastlines, wahi kupuna (ancestral spaces), and lands that grow healthy food for Hawaiʻi’s people, and partner to conserve mauka forests and ranches.
Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Keālia Pond is a sanctuary for many native and endemic species to the Hawaiian Islands. The wetlands at Keālia pond is home endangered ae‘o (Hawaiian stilt) and ‘alae ke‘oke‘o (Hawaiian coot), providing nesting, feeding and resting habitat.

Maui Cultural Lands

Maui Cultural Lands mission is to stabilize, protect and restore cultural resources. Their primary focus is reforestation within Honokowai Valley and Kaʻanapali area with native and endemic Hawaiian plants.

Common Ground Collective

Common Ground Collective’s mission is to increase food security, economic and educational opportunities in Maui County. The goal, transforming Maui into a productive island and environment. Their work boosts local food production, increases economic security, promotes environmental education and increases the use of regenerative farming practices.

Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project

Maui Nui Marine Seabird Recovery Project focuses on seabird recovery, management and restoration within habitat areas around Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi. Their project protects the seabirds by removing predators and habitat-altering plants taking over the breeding colony.

Hawaiian Island Humpback Whales National Marine Sanctuary

The sanctuary encompasses five separate marine protected areas accessible from six of the eight main Hawaiian Islands. These areas support more than half of the North Pacific humpback whale population.

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Training

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Training connects tourism professionals with Conservation professionals to create a mutually beneficial relationship in nature-based tourism.

Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission

With the vision of restoring and maintaining the puʻuhonua and wahi pana (place of refuge, a sacred place) of Kahoʻolawe this commission works actively to keep the land a living spiritual entity for present and future generations to come.


Ka’anapali Resort

Kāʻanapali is a three-mile stretch of beach that has been touted as one of the best beaches on Maui, and even in America. Once used as the training ground for Hawaiian warriors in ancient times, the beaches today now welcome couples, friends and families for all the renowned beach has to offer. For beauty, excitement, convenience and comfort, it simply can’t be matched.

Bank of Hawaii Foundation

Started in 1981 to fund philanthropic efforts through grants, sponsorships, and partnerships with local nonprofit organizations, Bank of Hawaiʻi Foundation has a steadfast commitment to strengthening communities in the area they serve. They focus on programs and projects which provide significant impact within low and moderate income communities.


Through the combination of three organizations set up over the course of the century, NOAA was established in 1970, bringing together the cultures of scientific accuracy and precision, service to protect life and property and stewardship of resources. Today, NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather ocean and coasts, to share knowledge and information with others and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.

World Whale Film Festival Sponsors

Pacific Media Group

Pacific Media Group looks to delivering superior, measurable results for their customers while serving listeners, airport arrivals and web visitors with a reputable, trusted voice. With over 150 employees, 40 local influencers, 20 radio stations, six airports, three news outlets and two TV stations Pacific Media group prioritizes community which is why employees, customers and clients have equal consideration with every decision they make.


With their first flight taking place in 1971 Southwest Airlines aims to connect people to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. They hold the vision to be the world’s most loved, most efficient, and most profitable airline.

Hawaiian Sol

After working in the beach operation and boat excursion industry for many years, Hawaiian Sol was founded by current president, Bruce Shanks. The idea for a mineral sunscreen came from talks with beach and boat operator friends who realized commercialized sunscreen was killing their world. Bruce was drawn to the natural plant life which endured the sun’s rays and kept its beauty. Working with a microbiologist, Hawaiian Sol perfected the combination of plant and mineral extracts to create formulas that have been trusted for over 20 years.

World Treasure Designs

Owned by Nick and Allison Thorp, World Treasure Designs is a small, independent jewelry business specializing in 100% Australian made, ethical and sustainable jewelry. Growing up in Tasmania and moving to Hervey Bay, Nick’s love of the ocean and all its inhabitants, specifically humpback whales, shines through locally made, custom marine life designs.

Tech Partners Hawaii, Inc

Providing timely and effective solutions for decades, Tech Partners Hawaii has assisted countless businesses from Honolulu to Hanalei. They offer comprehensive IT support, proactive maintenance, technology consulting, network management cybersecurity, cloud services and disaster recovery.

Maui Pacific Divers

Maui Pacific Divers is run by Mikal and Maggie who take pride in handcrafting every charter to give guests the experience they seek, whether that’s a scuba expedition or a family whale watch. With experience in architecture, education, artistry and expertise of Maui, Mikal and Maggie look to craft personal connections, custom experiences and incredible memories.

TRK Creative Group

TRK Creative was founded out of 20 years of successful client marketing experience in the travel, tourism and activities industry and the passion for driving increases in guest counts and revenues for clients. With the mission of intensely listening to client needs they act on detailed marketing analysis to exceed their clients expectations.

The Duck Company

Starting as dorm neighbors in the late 80’s at the University of Colorado, Boulder, creators Jim and Doug joined forces, spent their entire savings on a press, put it in a barn and started printing shirts. The Duck Company’s mission was born from childhood experiences of road trips in the family’s station wagon to Jackson Hole, The Grand Canyon and Florida which proved to be powerful new ways to discover the world.


As early pioneers in non-invasive whale research, Pacific Whale Foundation scientists began offering education whale watches on the weekends, after studying whales and their ocean environment during the week. As a social enterprise, PacWhale Eco-Adventures carries on the same tradition today with all ticket proceeds directly supporting PWF’s Research, Education, Conservation and Outreach programs.


PWF invites collaborative partners who share our passion to join our mission to ensure a healthier ocean and planet for all life.