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Hawaiis Most Charitable Companies

Giving Back is Second Nature in the Aloha State

Aid from the community helps keep people fed, lifts them out of poverty and gives young people a better chance for a brighter future.

Each year, we survey companies and nonprofits to quantify that generosity. This time, 78 reported their figures for 2021: In total, $217.3 million was contributed in cash and in-kind donations, as well as $3.3 million in employee donations and 78,692 volunteer hours.

The dollar figure is more than double the previous year’s, thanks to the inclusion of the state’s largest philanthropic organizations: Hawai‘i Community Foundation, the UH Foundation and Kamehameha Schools.

Each receives hefty amounts of donations and investment dollars, then funnels them back into the community in the form of grants, scholarships and investments. They, along with the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation, were the top four givers on the 2022 Most Charitable Companies list.

Among for-profit companies, Hawaiian Electric Industries took the top spot with $5 million in cash and in-kind donations, followed by First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii Dental Service, Matson, Kaiser Permanente and Hawai‘i Foodservice Alliance.

While these top 10 givers played an outsized role, many other generous companies and nonprofits made an impact in strengthening Hawai‘i’s food security, health outcomes, educational opportunities, environment, culture and quality of life. FULL ARTICLE HERE

Alaka‘ina Foundation

About: Nonprofit Native Hawaiian organization Employees: 1,200 Company’s Total Cash and In-Kind Donations:$1,610,000 Top Nonprofits Supported: Pauahi Foundation, UH Foundation, Chaminade University, Alaka‘ina Digital Bus Program

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