Community Gift Giving

Welcome and mahalo for visiting our Community Gift Giving page! Young Brothers supports our local island communities in many ways, including Community Giving Board Grants for the counties of Kauaʻi, Maui and Hawaiʻi, Young Brothers in-kind gratis shipments, and the Saltchuk Hawaiʻi Regional Giving Committee.

The 2020 Community Support Program is temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 situation.  Mahalo for your understanding!


Young Brothers offers support to active non-profit, 501(c)3, organizations in the form of gratis shipments, which are in-kind services to transport goods on Young Brothers sailings. Over recent years we have regularly provided assistance to organizations in our communities make a greater impact. In 2015 and 2014, we provided a total of approximately $59,000 and $72,000 in in-kind shipments, respectively.

As a guideline, Young Brothers provides gratis shipping benefits to non-profit organizations with a focus on:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Agriculture

Requests should be made a minimum of 30 days prior to requested ship date, and approved projects benefit the community at-large.

For additional information and to request a copy of the application form, please e-mail

As Saltchuk companies, we work together to make meaningful impacts in the communities where we live, work and serve. Our network of sister companies has a rich history of giving back, contributing an average of $2.5 million in cash and in-kind support each year.

In addition to the significant support directed through our operating companies, in 2014 Saltchuk established Giving Committees in Alaska, Washington, Florida, and Hawaiʻi.

The Hawaiʻi committee represents the three Saltchuk companies operating here: Young Brothers; Hawaiʻi Petroleum & Minit Stop; and Aloha Air Cargo. The Hawaiʻi Regional Committee distributed approximately $229,000 in 2017 and $207,000 in 2018.

Grant Criteria:

Programs and projects making an impact in the areas of Post-Secondary Education and Youth Development will be considered for 2019 grants. Saltchuk seeks to partner with organizations that make a significant and sustainable impact on their communities. Please share with us how we can help your organization make a difference.

Grant recipients must be a registered as a 501(c)(3) and serve the Hawaiian Islands.

To apply

Please submit all requests through our GivingTrax portal. There isn’t a set deadline, as grants are awarded throughout the calendar year.

For additional information, please e-mail;  SUBJECT:  Saltchuk Giving.

Members of the Hawaiʻi Regional Giving Committee

  • Kimo Haynes, Hawaii Petroleum & Minit Stop
  • Jay Ana, Young Brothers
  • Rick Sakamoto, Aloha Air Cargo

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