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Business Trends , Nonprofits – November 1, 2018

Hawaii’s Most Charitable Companies 2018

The MacNaughton Group employees participate in a build day with partners from other firms and Home Depot to help U.S. Vets rebuild its recreation center at Barbers Point.

The annual overview of philanthropy shows record giving by organizations in the Islands.

2017 was another good year for philanthropy in Hawaii.

The 94 organizations and their employees on this Most Charitable Companies list gave a total of $144 million in cash and in-kind donations last year. That’s a record, easily topping the previous high of $118 million set on the 2016 list by 126 organizations.

To present a clear picture of corporate philanthropy, we created one section of nonprofit organizations and a second section combining for-profit companies and not-for-profit companies such as credit unions. Nonprofits differ significantly in structure and goals from for-profit and not-for-profit companies, and we did not want to make an apples-to-oranges comparison.

The top 10 companies gave a total of $20.9 million in 2017. Eight increased giving over 2016 and Matson, Hawaii Foodservice Alliance and Servco each posted increases of over $500,000.

Big companies gave the most on the list but to level the playing field, we included, where possible, donations as a percentage of gross sales. The average was 0.23 percent for the 63 companies that also reported gross sales. Twenty companies exceeded the average, with Na Alii Consulting & Sales and Grove Farm Co. returning more than 1 percent of their gross sales to the community.

Among nonprofits, Hawaii Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools and Aloha United Way combined gave $99.8 million in 2017 – $18.7 million more than in 2016.

Kamehameha Schools communications manager Aron Dote shed light on KS’ $12 million increase in giving. “We are up 38 percent year to year on charitable donations overall and 3 percent on scholarships,” he says. Among its new initiatives in 2017, KS began scholarships supporting Native Hawaiian students attending St. Louis and St. Andrew’s Priory private schools.

 

Methodology:

Data for the Most Charitable Companies list is compiled via surveys by Hawaii Business researchers. All data are self-reported by companies and organizations to Hawaii Business.

We asked each organization to characterize itself as for-profit, not-for-profit or nonprofit. In economic terms, not-for-profits return excess money to members or employees or invest in the organization; a nonprofit uses what’s left of revenue after expenses to achieve
its mission.

 

New Initiatives

The MacNaughton Group, a Honolulu-based developer, launched a foundation in 2017. “Our approach for the foundation is to determine areas in which we would like to make a significant contribution, then be proactive in learning about talented and committed leaders and organizations which we think will make great use of support in those areas,” says Emily Reber Porter, MacNaughton Group COO and foundation board member.

The MacNaughton Group Foundation intends to support education, health, arts and culture, and environmental causes and to reduce homelessness. It awarded an inaugural grant of $1 million to U.S. Vets. Most of the money will facilitate housing for homeless veterans and maintain support services over five years. A portion was initially used to refurbish the U.S. Vets recreation center at Barbers Point.

 

Supporting Education

Admor HVAC Products Inc. established the Mason Kekoa Scholarship in 2017. It supports graduates from Mililani and Lahainaluna high schools who are attending the UH system. In its inaugural year, two students received $3,350 apiece.

Mason Kekoa Nava Macloves passed away in 2016 at 7 months of age from an infection, says Admor President Andrew Santos. “I did this to help Mason’s parents, who both work for Admor HVAC, overcome their pain from Mason’s death. Both parents were unable to work, function or interact due to depression. Giving them something positive and a mission to keep Mason’s name and memory alive was my goal,” he says.

Admor HVAC Products Inc. created the Mason Kekoa Scholarship in 2017.
Pictured here are awardees Samantha Alvarado and Kalani Stephens with Almarie and Brad Macloves, parents of Mason Kekoa Nava Macloves.

The Advantage Kokua Scholarship was also launched in 2017 by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty through the UH Foundation. It’s designed as a bridge for at-risk students with high potential who have completed two years at a community college to transition to UH’s four-year campuses. The scholarship funded four students with $5,000 apiece in its inaugural class and will continue by funding a total of eight annually.

The MacNaughton Group employees participate in a build day with partners from other firms and Home Depot to help U.S. Vets rebuild its recreation center at Barbers Point.

“Education is a way to really impact the future of a kid. We are trying to uplift people and allow them to compete on equal footing with an education. If they’re not at a disadvantage then they can help others,” BHGRE Advantage Realty CEO and owner Myron Kiriu says.

“Our team has put a lot of energy and effort into this scholarship,” he says, citing agent donations and fundraisers by the team as main sources for the scholarships.

 

Designing Thriving Futures

Architects Hawaii Ltd. put 3,615 hours of paid employee time into pro bono design for Pearl Haven, a residential special treatment campus on Oahu for underage females rescued from sexual exploitation. The campus is under the direction of the nonprofit Hoola Na Pua. Architecture, engineering and interior design services were performed by 25 employees, averaging out to 3.5 workweeks with an estimated total value of $700,000, says AHL President and CEO Bettina Mehnert.

AHL renderings of interior spaces at Pearl Haven. Top image is of the dining room. Bottom image is the lounge.

“Our One Percent pro bono program creates a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and community awareness among our employees, but working on Pearl Haven is extra special. For all of us at AHL and our generous design team members, developing Pearl Haven has become a passion, knowing we can have a small part in helping these young girls to heal and recover,” she says.

 

Employees Drive Giving

Fifty-one companies submitted data on employee cash donations, which totaled $4.8 million. Fifty companies reported 78,642 hours in paid employee volunteer time. And 56 companies reported a total 100,216 hours of employee volunteer time outside work hours.

Norm Baker, COO of Aloha United Way, says when companies hold workplace fundraising campaigns, an average of 75 percent of donations come from employees and 25 percent from the company itself.

Angie Britton, president-elect of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter, says when corporations give, their philanthropic choices are often driven by their employees. This has been a relatively new strategy, becoming more popular after the economic downturn in 2008.

“Corporations can make more of an impact when they align their giving with their values and get involved with the organizations they support on a deeper level through partnerships, initiatives, and board participation,” she says.

 

Does Your Company Belong on the List?

If you want to be on next year’s list, email our projects team:
Jeff Hawe, jeffh@hawaiibusiness.com, or
Lei-Anne Jones, leiannej@hawaiibusiness.com.

 

Hawaii’s Most Charitable Companies List

NONPROFIT NAME Total 2017 Company
COMBINED donations:
Cash and In-Kind
2017 Company
Cash Donations
2017 In-Kind
Company Donations
Total Giving as % of
Gross Annual Sales
2017 Number of Employees Employee Volunteer Hours on the Job Employee Volunteer Hours off the Job Cash Donations from Employees
Hawaii Community Foundation $59,000,000 $59,000,000 121.40% 64
Kamehameha Schools $30,228,150 $30,228,150 12.33% 2204 $137,464
Aloha United Way $10,643,305 $10,248,464 $394,841 76.61% 35 350 $29,750
The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation $5,299,666 $5,299,666 N/A N/A
YMCA of Honolulu $3,270,000 $3,270,000 8.30% 181 933 $52,000
Parker Ranch Foundation Trust $2,297,398 $2,297,398 13.64% 46
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii $898,379 $880,344 $18,035 0.06% 2651 1282 11373 $46,490
Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) $376,276 $375,076 $1,200 0.16% 93 540 $11,580
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) $310,858 $285,858 $25,000 0.01% 1903 2084 $369,368
Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA) $78,700 $68,700 $10,000 0.04% 3 48 36 $12,400
Kamaaina Kids $62,193 $12,193 $50,000 0.05% 1187 50 150 $2,000
AlohaCare N/A 233 $11,700
Child & Family Service N/A 279 300 $14,681
Hawaii Foodbank Inc. N/A 43 $3,048
Maryknoll School N/A 150 500

 

COMPANY NAME Total 2017 Company
COMBINED donations:
Cash and In-Kind
2017 Company
Cash Donations
2017 In-Kind
Company Donations
Total Giving as % of
Gross Annual Sales
2017 Number of Employees Employee Volunteer Hours on the Job Employee Volunteer Hours off the Job Cash Donations from Employees
First Hawaiian Bank $5,100,324 $4,200,000 $900,324 0.54% 2271 11575 16912 $777,000
Matson, Inc. $3,700,000 $2,200,000 $1,500,000 0.11% 1947
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. $2,400,000 $2,400,000 0.09% 3880 23000 $900,000
Bank of Hawaii Corp. $2,354,645 $2,299,184 $55,461 0.33% 2163 10007 6032 $854,414
Hawaii Foodservice Alliance LLC $2,100,000 $2,100,000 N/A 306 $11,000
Kokusai Kogyo Kanri Kabushiki Kaisha – US Ops. $1,593,567 $388,026 $1,205,541 0.05% 2927 4424 $249,058
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. $1,200,000 $1,200,000 0.28% 832
Servco Pacific Inc. $1,004,649 $1,000,000 $4,649 0.06% 1926 1200 3000 $228,600
The MacNaughton Group $745,079 $743,204 $1,875 N/A N/A 392 8 $14,300
Island Insurance Co., Ltd. $723,344 $715,856 $7,488 0.58% 174 1060 2646 $4,353
Alaska Airlines $648,288 $142,105 $506,183 0.02% 10
Hawaiian Airlines $611,477 $228,450 $383,027 0.01% 5590 2193 7807 $24,265
Central Pacific Financial Corp. $596,012 $596,012 0.29% 848 15327 $294,115
AHL $491,081 $16,817 $474,264 0.08% 81 3615 115 $2,947
Na Alii Consulting & Sales, LLC $442,000 $442,000 1.28% 169
First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. $419,490 $419,490 0.17% 337 750 1250 $55,435
Kahala Nui * $404,940 $213,120 $191,820 0.78% 250 1468 75 $1,540
UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance) $380,511 $379,557 $954 0.13% 147 140 285 $11,247
Enterprise Holdings Foundation $380,000 $300,000 $80,000 N/A N/A 2200 3500 $235,000
Pasha Hawaii $379,844 $206,518 $173,326 0.04% 1018
Par Hawaii, Inc. $333,112 $332,762 $350 0.02% 676 1481 $66,423
Native Hawaiian Veterans LLC $300,000 $250,000 $50,000 0.98% 200 250 100 $30,000
Nan, Inc. $299,650 $160,223 $139,428 0.05% 697 96 40
Grove Farm Company, Inc. $286,511 $257,639 $28,872 1.20% 14 400 550 $600
C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. $281,000 $281,000 0.31% 310
Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. $255,009 $84,032 $170,977 0.03% 380
HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union * $244,325 $99,972 $144,353 0.15% 328 1573 $20,000
Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc. $236,602 $216,602 $20,000 0.14% 504 200 200
Locations $236,411 $236,411 N/A N/A 240 1503
Monsanto Company $233,424 $218,350 $15,074 N/A N/A 3711 1990
Kalaeloa Partners L.P. $223,000 $208,000 $15,000 0.11% 31 50 300
Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. $212,235 $192,200 $20,035 0.09% 272 700 1000 $45,000
Bowers + Kubota Consulting, Inc. $187,786 $20,555 $167,231 0.05% 185 627 $43,780
Skyline Eco-Adventures $187,415 $178,540 $8,875 N/A N/A 238 224
G70 $186,000 $113,000 $73,000 0.37% 110 3500
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua $178,943 $21,186 $157,757 N/A N/A 2548 1784 $19,036
ProService Hawaii $155,451 $155,451 0.07% 248 156 836 $39,959
Young’s Market Company, LLC. $142,100 $114,600 $27,500 0.11% 180 100 $1,530
Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. $134,000 $134,000 0.02% 558
Young Brothers, Limited $133,871 $72,407 $61,464 0.06% 373 120 $26,984
Pflueger Group $130,790 $130,790 0.16% 111 24 24
Prince Waikiki $127,844 $17,000 $110,844 0.04% 301 2500 3854 $14,000
Finance Factors Ltd. $116,049 $114,613 $1,436 0.54% 126 1760 140 $16,523
Hawaii Dialogix Telecom, LLC $113,000 $11,000 $102,000 0.26% 37 32 32
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union $105,865 $100,865 $5,000 0.55% 120 300 1000 $15,000
Economy Plumbing & Air Conditioning $100,000 $100,000 N/A N/A
New York Life Insurance Co. $100,000 $100,000 0.14% 136 3 $9,285
Clinical Labs of Hawaii $75,902 $69,810 $6,092 0.06% 820 75 10
Admor HVAC Products Inc $60,000 $60,000 N/A N/A
Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union * $60,000 $45,000 $15,000 0.40% 69 72 120
Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co., Ltd. $58,000 $58,000 0.06% 130 77 $12,800
DTRIC Insurance $53,350 $53,350 0.08% 102 647 $35,925
Bella Pietra Design $50,000 $10,000 $40,000 0.32% 16
Zephyr Insurance Co., Inc. $42,200 $42,200 0.08% 18
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty $32,611 $16,550 $16,061 0.09% 173 117 200 $9,600
Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties $31,505 $31,505 0.61% 8
Aqua Engineers Inc. * $31,000 $28,000 $3,000 0.10% 100 141 216 $3,000
RevoluSun Smart Home $29,000 $7,000 $22,000 0.03% 65 200 400 $2,000
Keller Williams Honolulu $26,120 $26,120 N/A N/A
Gourmet Events Hawaii $25,000 $15,000 $10,000 0.29% 17 50 20
Bishop & Company, Inc. $22,002 $13,716 $8,286 0.14% 11 $1,000
Hawaii Energy Connection LLC $20,000 $20,000 0.11% 46
T&T Tinting Specialists, Inc. $20,000 $5,000 $15,000 0.11% 29 100
The Hawaii Group, Inc. $16,725 $5,975 $10,750 0.03% 49 125 218 $10,388
Torkildson Katz Hetherington Harris & Knorek $15,200 $15,200 N/A N/A 1920 790 $12,300
Hawaii Mortgage Experts $12,800 $12,800 N/A N/A 20
Hickam Federal Credit Union * $12,000 $12,000 0.06% 105 150 175 $10,500
Coffman Engineers, Inc. $11,592 $4,000 $7,592 0.05% 45 80 200
Austin Tsutsumi & Associates, Inc. $11,300 $7,300 $4,000 0.07% 58
Contract Furnishers of Hawaii Inc. $7,239 $6,340 $899 0.03% 42
Pacific Meritage $6,970 $4,470 $2,500 0.02% 325
Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union * $5,000 $5,000 N/A 143 72
BeautiGoddess Lash Studio $4,000 $2,000 $2,000 0.93% 2
Employers Options $2,500 $2,500 N/A 10 50 50
Stars Above Hawaii $2,292 $518 $1,774 0.75% 1
Environmental Science International $1,100 $1,100 0.05% 14
Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union * $400 $400 0.00% 45 500 250 $10,000
Pharmacare Hawaii Inc. N/A 160 $1,874
WATG N/A 24 1000
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