Volunteerism & Support
Monsanto Hawaii encourages our employees to be active, contributing members of the community. Over the past five years, we have contributed more than $300,000 to various community organizations and non-profits. Our employees have helped clear invasive species from fragile watershed areas, collected donations for local food banks, donated school supplies to students in need, raised funds for library books, helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity, bowled for Big Brothers Big Sisters, built school gardens and more.
Monsanto’s Community Donations Programs in Hawaii provides a vehicle for our employees to assist organizations they personally support. The site-specific program is managed by an employee committee that determines the mission, establishes criteria and selects recipients from employee-nominated applicants. Donations can be in the form of direct cash, employee matching gifts, dollar for doers, challenge donations, in-kind goods or services, loaned talent, employee engagement or donated company property. The program encourages dialogue and transparency between employees and the community and gives employees a sense of pride in sharing benefits. Collectively, the Community Donations Programs have resulted in more than $100,000 in employee contributions and grants to dozens of non-profits and school organizations.
Through the Monsantogether Volunteer Program, our employees are encouraged to support the community organizations of their choice by volunteering their time and earning monies for these organizations. Since 2010, Monsanto’s employees have logged more than 6,000 hours in volunteer time.
Some of the organizations we’ve supported:
- Aloha United Way
- Angel Tree
- Becca’s Closet
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui
- Blood Bank of Hawaii
- Filipino Community Center
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hale Makua Convalescent Home
- Haleakala National Park
- Hawaii Red Cross
- Hawaii State Farm Fair
- Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
- Kamaole Point Park
- University of Hawaii Maui College
- Maui Youth & Family Services
- Special Olympics
- The Maui Arts & Cultural Center
- West Maui Mountain Watershed Partnership