Each year, Aloha United Way provides Safety Net Funding to our nonprofit partner agencies working to provide basic human needs and support people experiencing crisis. To be eligible for Safety Net Funding, the agency must be invested in programs that are working in the following five areas of need:

1. Disaster/Crisis

Provides a broad range of assistance for individuals and families experiencing crisis with the goal of returning the household to stability. The category includes medical care, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, family violence services, and community disaster response provided as one-time or short-term assistance, but may also include ongoing counseling, case management, or care coordination.

2. Food

Provides access to food pantries, food banks, food delivery services, and served meals programs.

3. Rent/Utility

Provides rent (or mortgage) and utility financial assistance.  Agencies may pay rent, security deposit, mortgage, and utility expenses to landlords or providers on behalf of eligible clients.

4. Shelter

Provides housing and related support services including emergency, transitional, and permanent housing.

5. Two-year Grants

Supports startup or pilot programs; programs/services with a higher degree of complexity; initiatives with a greater number of stakeholders or partners; initiatives that require substantial time planning; and new programs that are projected to be financially self-sustaining after the initial two years.

Please contact for more information.


2024 Safety Net Partners

From January to December of 2024, the following agencies have received Safety Net Funding and are responsible for reporting their usage of the funds received.


American National Red Cross (O`ahu)

Homelessness and Shelter

Hale Kipa, Inc.
Residential Youth Services & Empowerment
IHS, The Institute for Human Services, Inc.
United States Veterans Initiative
Women in Need (WIN)
Domestic Violence Action Center
Family Promise of Hawai`i
Waikiki Health
The Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc.
River of Life Mission
Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc.
Waianae District Comprehensive Health
and Hospital Board, Incorporated

Emergency Housing Assistance

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division (Oʻahu)
Helping Hands Hawai`i
Waikiki Community Center
Waimanalo Health Center


Health and Community Care

Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i
Guide Dogs of Hawai`i (Adaptive Aids Canines & Advocacy for the Blind)
Parents And Children Together (PACT)
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawai`i
HUGS For Hawai`i's Seriously Ill Children and Their Families

Food Insecurity

The Pantry by Feeding Hawai`i Together
Susannah Wesley Community Center
Hawai`i Meals on Wheels, Inc.
Aloha Harvest
Boys & Girls Club of Hawai`i
YMCA of Honolulu
Touch a Heart Inc.
Gregory House Programs
Hawai`i Foodbank, Inc.
St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawai`i