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About PGF

ParaGenius Foundation was established in February 2023 by Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

Mission

Grow a healthier Maui by supporting organic farming – providing access to critical resources for farmers while building food resilience for the community.

Vision

We envision a world free from barriers to wellness.

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ParaGenius Board Members with Market Volunteers.

Values

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Building a Resilient Food System through Education

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Bridging the Food Gap

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Empowering Wellness Together

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Leveling the Growing Field

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Empowering Sustainable Farming

Investing in Maui’s Future through

FOOD SECURITY

FARMERS

– Supply Chain Disruptions and the Maui Wildfires brought a 1-2 punch of volatility to Maui’s Food System.

– Maui imports up to 90% of its food, yet has some of the most dynamic climate diversity on the planet.

– Family Farmers provide around 80% of all food grown in the world!

– At the same time, they are often saddled with high debt, thus unable to bring greater efficiency to their operations.

Our Impact

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2023 ANNUAL IMPACT
REPORT

Through Maui Strong and our partnership with ‘Oko’a Farms, we activated the delivery of 17,000 pounds of produce to 5 food distribution channels:

– Hungry Heroes Hawaii

– Common Ground Collective

– World Central Kitchen

– Chef Hui

– Food Not Bombs

Read our full 2023 annual report to find more about our grants distribution and achievements.

Our Inspiration

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'Oko'a Farms

Family-Owned, Organically-Managed

The hardest working farmers we know have created an incredible network of local farmers and producers, championing food security through their upcountry market

Be a Champion for Sustainable Agriculture on Maui

Invest in Local Food Security With Us

About PGF

ParaGenius Foundation was established in July 2022 by Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND.

Mission

Grow a healthier Maui by supporting organic farming – providing access to critical resources for farmers while building food resilience for the community.

Vision

We envision a world free from barriers to wellness.

Photo-of-ParaGenius-Board-And-Market-Volunteers

ParaGenius Board Members with Market Volunteers.

Values

advocacy-megaphone-icon

Building a Resilient Food System through Education

community-access-people-inside-heart-icon

Bridging the Food Gap

collaboration-handshake-icon

Empowering Wellness Together

shared-access-person-icon

Leveling the Growing Field

sustainability-earth-with-plant-icon

Empowering Sustainable Farming

Investing in Maui’s Future through

FOOD SECURITY

FARMERS

– Supply Chain Disruptions and the Maui Wildfires brought a 1-2 punch of volatility to Maui’s Food System.

– Maui imports up to 90% of its food, yet has some of the most dynamic climate diversity on the planet.

– Family Farmers provide around 80% of all food grown in the world!

– At the same time, they are often saddled with high debt, thus unable to bring greater efficiency to their operations.

Our Impact

maui-strong-fund-grantee
okoa-farms-logo-green-on-white-background
Hungry-Heroes-Hawaii
Common-Ground-Collective-Logo
World-Central-Kitchen-Logo
Chef-Hui-Logo
Food-Not-Bombs-Logo

2023 ANNUAL IMPACT
REPORT

Through Maui Strong and our partnership with ‘Oko’a Farms, we activated the delivery of 17,000 pounds of produce to 5 food distribution channels:

– Hungry Heroes Hawaii

– Common Ground Collective

– World Central Kitchen

– Chef Hui

– Food Not Bombs

Read our full 2023 annual report to find more about our grants distribution and achievements.

Our Inspiration

Okoa-Farms-Fresh-Upcountry-Produce-Storefront-Logo

'Oko'a Farms

Family-Owned, Organically-Managed

The hardest working farmers we know have created an incredible network of local farmers and producers, championing food security through their upcountry market

Be a Champion for Sustainable
Agriculture on Maui

Invest in Local Food Security With Us

About PGF

ParaGenius Foundation was established in February 2023 by Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND.

Mission

Grow a healthier Maui by supporting organic farming – providing access to critical resources for farmers while building food resilience for the community.

Vision

We envision a world free from barriers to wellness.

Photo-of-ParaGenius-Board-And-Market-Volunteers

ParaGenius Board Members and Market Volunteers.

Values

advocacy-megaphone-icon

Building a Resilient Food System through Education

community-access-people-inside-heart-icon

Bridging the Food Gap

collaboration-handshake-icon

Empowering Wellness Together

shared-access-person-icon

Leveling the Growing Field

sustainability-earth-with-plant-icon

Empowering Sustainable Farming

Investing in Maui’s Future through

FOOD SECURITY

– Supply Chain Disruptions and the Maui Wildfires brought a 1-2 punch of volatility to Maui’s Food System.

– Maui imports up to 90% of its food, yet has some of the most dynamic climate diversity on the planet.

FARMERS

– Family Farmers provide around 80% of all food grown in the world!

– At the same time, they are often saddled with high debt, thus unable to bring greater efficiency to their operations.

Our Impact

2023 ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT

Through Maui Strong and our partnership with ‘Oko’a Farms, we activated the delivery of 17,000 pounds of produce to 5 food distribution channels:

– Hungry Heroes Hawaii

– Common Ground Collective

– World Central Kitchen

– Chef Hui

– Food Not Bombs

Read our full 2023 annual report to find more about our grants distribution and achievements.

maui-strong-fund-grantee
okoa-farms-logo-green-on-white-background
Hungry-Heroes-Hawaii
Common-Ground-Collective-Logo
World-Central-Kitchen-Logo
Chef-Hui-Logo
Food-Not-Bombs-Logo

Our Inspiration

Okoa-Farms-Fresh-Upcountry-Produce-Storefront-Logo

'Oko'a Farms

Family-Owned, Organically-Managed

The hardest working farmers we know have created an incredible network of local farmers and producers, championing food security through their upcountry market

Be a Champion for Sustainable
Agriculture on Maui

Invest in Local Food Security With Us