MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Dinner & Auction

About the Fund

Our ability to meet workforce needs, particularly in the technology fields, will determine the success of our economic goals. Recognizing the critical nature of this preparation, MEDB has worked vigorously throughout its history to enhance education and training in our community.

To further support this growing need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills, our board of directors created the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund in 2006 as a grant making vehicle. The Fund stimulates community investment in broadening career pathways for Maui County residents.

For more information about the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund, check out our frequently asked questions or the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Brochure.

Learn more about the Fund in this special video produced by Maui High School’s Digital Media team.

Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award

MEDB is proud to offer the Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award. This annual award will be presented to a Maui County project team that demonstrates the most innovative use of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) tools and capabilities to serve and improve our community. For information and an application, click here.

Grant Applications

MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 year. The maximum grant award is $3,000.

Grant Application Form

Grant Guidelines

ALL ROBOTICS (FLL, FIRST, BOTBALL, VEX, VEX IQ etc.) SEPTEMBER 15, notifications will go out in October. If your team(s) makes it to states/nationals, you are welcome to submit another grant request for additional funding. Additional funding is not guaranteed, and it will depend if there are funds left.

ALL OTHER STEM REQUEST – applications will be accepted anytime. Last day to submit an application is JANUARY 31, 2018. Request include but not limited to: Digital media equipment, Hawaii STEM Conference, tools to enhance your classroom, after school STEM programs etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Grant Manager, Leilani Ventura at 875-2300 or email,

Grant applications can be sent via:
Fax: 808-879-0011
Mail: MEDB, Attention Leilani Ventura
1305 N. Holopono St. #1
Kihei, Hawaii 96753


Final Report

A Final Report describing the outcomes and impact of the project is due upon completion of the project or no later than  1 year from award date. Download the final report template here.

Please note to be eligible for future grants you must submit a final report. A financial report along with receipts, project photos, videos and other forms of publicity are required with the Final Report.

We recommend the following formats for media:

  • For photos: Provide high resolution images, jpg or tiff format on a CD, DVD or thumb drive. Images can also be sent via Dropbox – please contact the MEDB office at 875-2300 if sending via this online service.
  •  For videos: Provide finished video on a DVD or thumb drive.  If sending b-roll footage, preferred file size is 1080 (1920 X 1080), but 720 (1280 X 720) would be acceptable as well. Videos can be delivered or mailed.