The Makana Aloha Foundation is a private Family Foundation dedicated to supporting and improving the Maui Community. The Makana Aloha Foundation’s mission is to support secular organizations that directly improve the Maui community in the areas of Public Education, the Arts, Healthcare, Animal Welfare and Environmental Conservation.
MacGillivray Freeman is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 35 IMAX films to its credit. Throughout the company’s 40-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award nominations and three film inductions into the IMAX Hall of Fame. MacGillirvay Freeman is also the mastermind behind the One World One Ocean Campaign, the largest multimedia effort ever undertaken dedicated to changing the way people see and value the world’s ocean. To do this, the company is harnessing the power of all media — film, television and new media — to inspire a movement to protect the ocean. Whale Trust joined MacGillivray Freeman Films in their 2015 giant screen film featuring the mysterious lives of humpback whales in Alaska, Hawaii, and Tonga. The film is narrated by two-time Golden Globe nominee, Ewan McGregor and takes viewers on a journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine animals.
One World One Ocean is a multi-year, multi-platform campaign that is harnessing the power of film, television and new media to generate greater global awareness of the ocean’s importance to society. As “the ocean’s storyteller,” One World One Ocean will inspire and connect millions worldwide in an effort to catalyze a movement to restore the world’s oceans.
Pacific Life and the Pacific Life Foundation have a strong tradition of giving back to their communities and creating positive societal change. Instead of trying to be all things to all people, the Foundation commits a portion of its annual contributions budget to focus on a few key issue areas. By focusing its resources, the Foundation will be able to make a significant impact within the selected key issue areas.
Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic created the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund to support projects at the global, regional, and local level, with the aim to protect the last wild places in the ocean, support innovative local projects, and facilitate conservation, research, education, and community development projects in the places they explore. Together with their guests, they have granted more than $12 million to projects in the regions they visit.