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.
2019 MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner & Auction Donors
We would like to extend a Big Mahalo to our numerous participants who help make this fund possible!
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.
Ke Alahele Grants
Aloha and Mahalo for your interest in the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund! Grants have been awarded and distributed for the 2019-2020 school year. It’s been exciting to respond to the innovative proposals in STEM education. We will begin reviewing next year’s proposals in September 2020.
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 or Google Drive – 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.
Grant applications and reports can be sent via:
Mail: MEDB, Attention: Ke Alahele Education Fund
1305 N. Holopono St. #1
Kihei, Hawaii 96753