Hawaii’s Most Charitable Companies

November, 2012

You might think that compiling a list of the most charitable companies in Hawaii would be straightforward. After all, you just have to ask: How much money does your company and its employees donate to charity?

But, it isn’t that simple. Many companies don’t keep good records about their charitable giving. Others, in true Island fashion, don’t want to seem like they’re boasting. And other companies don’t want to answer the question for a host of other reasons. Given these complications, a list of this type is inevitably incomplete, especially in its first year, but we still think it’s valuable to report the information that we could collect.

That’s because corporate giving is a critical part of Hawaii’s philanthropy. For example, more than 1,300 companies participate in Aloha United Way campaigns, raising more than $10 million dollars for local charities. Where would the Hawaii Foodbank, Salvation Army or Easter Seals be without fundraising drives sponsored by Hawaii’s leading businesses? So, recognizing companies that give generously is vital to those that benefit from that generosity. And that recognition serves as a model for other companies, a demonstration that it’s possible to give, even in challenging times – especially in challenging times.

So, here is our first annual list of Hawaii’s Most Charitable Companies, plus a story that explains the different ways that companies make contributions. In most cases, the figures we’ve used were self-reported by the companies when we collected information for the Top 250 list of Hawaii’s biggest companies. Where possible, we’ve verified those numbers through interviews and public documents. And we’ve tried to make sure we were comparing apples to apples. The main goal, though, is an acknowledgement of companies’ role in supporting charities in Hawaii and a simple “Thank you” for their generosity.

 

Please Join Us on Next Year’s List

We plan to publish this list of Hawaii’s Most Charitable Companies every year, so we hope that more companies – big and small – provide us with information on their charitable contributions and those of their employees. We will start collecting information next May at the same time we compile information for the Top 250. Please watch for our email invitations to submit data.

If you are not part of the Top 250 group of companies, we still want to know about your charitable contributions. We want to recognize companies of all sizes. If you are willing to submit data for next year’s list, please send us an email at feedback@hawaiibusiness.com.

Sources for numbers: Aloha United Way, Hawaii Business research, Visitor Industry Charity Walk, Chronicle of Philanthropy, U.S. Census Bureau

We asked for a lot of details from the charitable companies and many did not collect such detailed information during 2011. In almost all cases, a blank entry does not mean the company or its employees did not contribute or volunteer. It simply means there is not a precise record of such contributions.

Company Name Total 2011 Company Giving 2011 Company Cash Donations 1 In-kind Company Donations Total Giving As a Percentage of Revenue 2 Number of Employees Employee Volunteer Hours on the Job 3 Employee Volunteer Hours Off the Job 4 Cash Donations From Employees 5
Central Pacific Financial Corp. $5,690,426 $5,690,426 2.73% 901 2244 4564 $113,920
First Hawaiian Bank $3,082,294 $2,500,000 $582,294 0.44% 2042 25976 32175 $575,127
Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. $2,100,000 $2,100,000 0.06% 3654 9350 $620,000
Parker Ranch Foundation Trust $2,000,000 $2,000,000 11.98% 45
Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (including all subsidiaries and the A&B Foundation) $1,888,630 $1,720,630 $168,000 0.11% 2100 1649 $183,418
Bank of Hawaii Corp. $1,841,928 $1,805,525 $36,403 0.29% 2451 9009 4791 $631,800
Hawaii Foodservice Alliance LLC $980,449 $980,449 2.23% 190 200
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) $924,550 $401,500 $523,050 0.03% 1532 $305,800
Kyo-ya Company LLC $884,010 $273,780 $610,230 0.14% 3410 5991 $176,900
Hawaii Dental Service $605,000 $605,000 0.33% 92
Island Insurance Co. Ltd. $538,633 $535,883 $2,750 0.48% 188 1600 $7,791
Dorvin D. Leis Co. Inc. $382,887 $202,832 $180,055 0.52% 312
Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts $375,062 $329,945 $45,117 0.68% 438 1556 $12,710
Kahala Nui $366,200 $124,000 $242,200 1.28% 231 4200 $8,339
Hagadone Corp. $300,000 $50,000 $250,000 1.00% 155 500
Nordic PCL Construction Inc. $260,000 $240,000 $20,000 0.17% 170 100 300 $5,000
Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA) $238,800 $235,000 $3,800 0.16% 4 268 373 $50,000
Mina Pharmacy $205,135 $205,135 0.71% 70
Grove Farm Company Inc. $180,000 $130,000 $50,000 1.56% 12 450
City Mill Co. Ltd. $170,000 $170,000 0.26% 279 $14,000
HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union $168,300 $136,300 $32,000 0.28% 305 400 550
Swinerton Builders Hawaii $163,000 $88,000 $75,000 0.13% 78 3000 2880 $20,000
Castle Medical Center $100,944 $100,944 0.03% 623
Young’s Market Co. of Hawaii $93,000 $43,000 $50,000 0.10% 160 200 $1,500
Aloha United Way $81,384 $81,384 0.55% 32 74 $44,700
King Auto Center Inc. $61,899 $61,899 0.08% 148
King Food Service Inc. $60,000 $50,000 $10,000 0.22% 36
Aloha Auto Group Ltd. $47,691 $38,257 $9,434 0.08% 159
Architects Hawaii Ltd. $36,323 $23,443 $12,880 0.19% 74 20 $27,027
Group 70 International Inc. $31,625 $31,625 0.18% 71 $6,030
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC $31,120 $31,120 0.04% 75 $15,226
Group Builders Inc. $30,255 $20,055 $10,200 0.07% 235 3500 $2,592
Pflueger Automotive Group $28,250 $28,250 0.05% 107
Hoaloha Na Eha Ltd. $26,935 $16,985 $9,950 0.12% 225 492
Allied Builders System $26,013 $26,013 0.07% 60 115
Alakai Mechanical Corp. $22,910 $20,910 $2,000 0.05% 232 $9,000
Aloha Air Cargo $16,734 $7,385 $9,349 0.03% 350 72 $15,000
Hawaii Human Resources Inc. (HiHR) $15,000 $5,000 $10,000 0.02% 36 240 200 $3,910
Bargreen Ellingson $12,900 $5,900 $7,000 0.05% 46 125
Big Island Motors Inc. dba Hilo-Kona Mazda Subaru Hyundai $12,500 $10,000 $2,500 0.05% 48 2000
Cutter Automotive Team $12,000 $12,000 0.01% 266
Triple F Holdings LLC $12,000 $12,000 0.05% 79
PEMCO Ltd. $9,400 $9,400 0.02% 158
S&M Sakamoto Inc. $9,200 $9,200 0.07% 25
Contract Furnishers of Hawaii Inc. (dba Office Pavilion) $6,570 $1,570 $5,000 0.02% 38
Pacific Service & Development $5,000 $5,000 0.04% 64 30
Continental Mechanical of the Pacific $5,000 $5,000 0.04% 70 $3,099
Kaikor Construction Co. Inc. $1,484 $1,484 0.01% 45 5
Hawaii Community Foundation 0.00% 51 1224 $10,184
Child & Family Service 0.00% 400 41952
Forest City Hawaii 0.00% 225 1600
RESCO Inc. 0.00% 374 1200 $190,942
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 0.00% 120 1408 $111,613

1 Cash donations for 501(c)(3) charities, 2 2011 cash and in-kind donations as a percentage of 2011 gross annual sales, 3 Employee volunteer hours during paid company time, 4Employee volunteer hours not during paid company time, 5 These donations not included in “Total Company Giving.”

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