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Success Stories – November 4, 2019

Hawaiʻi’s Most Charitable Companies 2019

From left, Anuenue School staff member Kalani Pua‘oi with Kisan Jo, Sharelle Martin and Frank Akima of Prince Resorts Hawaii while volunteering to clean up the school’s taro patch. | Photo courtesy of Prince Resorts Hawai‘i

The total of cash and in-kind donations reported on this year’s list set a record for the second year in a row.

Hawaii Business Magazine’s annual list of Hawai‘i’s Most Charitable Companies is not a comprehensive survey of corporate giving in the Islands. But we feel it is important to recognize and celebrate corporate giving, and the numbers we have collected suggest that overall corporate giving is increasing.

The 76 organizations on this year’s list reported to us that they gave a total of $161.9 million in cash and in-kind donations to charitable causes during 2018. That’s a 12% increase from last year’s record total and 38% higher than the previous record total in 2016.

What is especially extraordinary is that with each new record for corporate giving, fewer organizations actually reported their charitable contributions to Hawaii Business Magazine. This year, the 76 organizations reporting to us beat the record total of donations set last year by 94 organizations. And last year’s total of giving beat the then-record total of 2016, when 126 organizations reported their numbers to us.

Over 40 Servco employees worked on two family homes installing drywall, painting and doing foundation work in Waimānalo. | Photo courtesy of Servco Pacific Inc

You can see the data is far from a complete picture of all corporate giving, but the snapshot trend we provide is encouraging.

Data for the Most Charitable Companies list was compiled via surveys by Hawaii Business Magazine. All data was self-reported, and we asked each organization to characterize itself as for-profit or  nonprofit.

To provide more of an apples-to-apples comparison of charitable giving among organizations, we divided the list into two sections: One for nonprofits and the other covers for-profit companies.

An important statistic in this list is donations as a percentage of gross annual sales, which makes it easier to compare the giving of big and small companies. The median percentage of giving by for-profit and not-for-profit companies was 0.098% of gross sales. The percentage among charitable nonprofits was 16%.

 

Interesting Highlights

New program: Prince Resorts Hawaii kicked off 2019 by introducing an employee community service program called Make a Difference. It gives every full- and part-time employee one paid day per year to provide a service that supports the local community, says Rona Young, executive assistant to the company’s president. She says the program has garnered a lot of interest among employees.

80th Anniversary: HMSA celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2018 with a series of events and raised more than $1.8 million for charitable causes – 6.5 times as much as it raised in 2017. Each of the health care organization’s 1,867 employees was given $80 to donate to the organization of their choice. Alana Folen, a public relations specialist at HMSA, says 239 charities benefited from the initiative.

She also says 385 HMSA employees, supported by family members, participated in a company-sponsored day of service at community projects across the Hawaiian Islands, ranging from preparing baskets at a food bank to removing invasive algae from Maunalua Bay. HMSA itself donated $40,000 to the organizations.

From left, HMSA employees Julienne Cruz, Carolyn McDermott, and Lili Bryan-Conant are all smiles as they help build a home with Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity. | Photo courtesy of HMSA

Centennial Celebration: Servco this year launched its #CentennialServiceCampaign to commemorate 100 years in business and to honor its “DNA of service.” Servco says the campaign donated over $1.5 million in grants and in-kind donations to community groups. That included a $200,000 donation to the state Department of Education to buy appliances for its laundry program, which provides clean clothes to students whose families don’t have access to laundry facilities.

In addition, $20,000 each was donated to 19 Hawai‘i charities, community service was performed in the He‘eia wetlands for the Kāko‘o ‘Ōiwi nonprofit and, most recently, instruments and musical instruction courses were donated that the company says will benefit over 8,500 students.

Focused Giving: Honolulu-based Ulupono Initiative is an investment firm that focuses on four areas: locally produced food; clean, renewable energy; and better management of water and waste. Amy Hennessey, senior VP of communications and community, says Ulupono connects with “organizations who are working on projects in our mission area. We work with them to better understand their project, their needs, how they operate and what their plans are.” Ulupono’s fund gave over $1.5 million in grants last year.

Does your company belong on this list? If you want to be on next year’s list of Hawai‘i’s Most Charitable Companies, visit hawaiibusiness.com/lists-awards to register for our survey.

 

Hawaiʻi’s Most Charitable Companies

Nonprofit Name Total 2018 Combined
Donations: Cash And In-Kind
2018 Company
Cash Donations
2018 Company
 In-Kind Donations 
Total Giving as % of
Gross Annual Sales
2018 Number Of Employees Employee Volunteer
Hours on the Job
Employee Volunteer
Hours off the Job
Cash Donations
from Employees 
Hawai‘i Community Foundation  62,000,000   62,000,000    116.105 67      
Kamehameha Schools  33,511,498   33,511,498    13.528 3,870      165,364 
Aloha United Way  13,805,515   13,312,903   492,612  81.761 40 520 170  3,000 
The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation  5,551,580   5,551,580             
AlohaCare  4,936,514   4,936,514    1.324 272      13,472 
Parker Ranch Foundation Trust  2,355,684   2,355,684    15.817 40      
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)  1,894,345   1,866,640   27,705  0.049 1,867      158,437 
Hawaii Dental Service (HDS)  1,609,692   1,609,692    0.686 104      
Kāhala Nui   1,394,303   253,597   1,140,706  0.882 204 4,728 5  5,400 
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii  1,187,810   1,176,049   11,761  0.07 2,968 1,362 11,868  55,860 
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union  231,771   230,458   1,313  0.311 339 225 330  3,520 
Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA)  185,528   185,528    0.09 3   197  3,572 
Kama‘āina Kids  103,800   3,800   100,000  0.014 917 150 100  250 
Finance Factors Ltd.  93,735   92,260   1,475  0.418 129 1,960 170  15,095 
Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union  16,475   11,400   5,075  0.07 73 112 198  2,075 
Hickam Federal Credit Union  3,250   3,250    0.015 114 208 132  11,824 
Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union  400   400    0.004 47 200    2,000 
Child & Family Service         289 243.5    19,080 

Company Name Total 2018 Combined
Donations: Cash And In-Kind
2018 Company
Cash Donations
2018 Company
 In-Kind Donations 
Total Giving as % of
Gross Annual Sales
2018 Number Of Employees Employee Volunteer
Hours on the Job
Employee Volunteer
Hours off the Job
Cash Donations
from Employees 
First Hawaiian Bank  5,187,187   4,250,000   937,187  0.501 2,202 8,277 16,092  821,839 
Matson Inc.  3,445,000   2,095,000   1,350,000  0.094 2,007      170,000 
Bank of Hawaii Corp.  3,178,338   2,564,022   614,316  0.355 2,149 6,719 7,596.25  885,265 
Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.  2,400,000   2,400,000    0.084 3,895   25,000  
Hawaii Foodservice Alliance LLC  2,300,000     2,300,000  0 320      
Servco Pacific Inc.  1,382,128   1,353,968   28,160  0.075 2,360 1,200 3,000  189,192 
Kokusai Kogyo Kanri Kabushiki Kaisha – US Operations  1,337,305   355,172   982,133  0.05 2,884 5,021    201,236 
Alexander & Baldwin Inc.  1,200,000   1,200,000    0.186 866      
Ulupono Initiative  1,073,764   1,073,764        500 102  4,500 
American Savings Bank   1,023,326   1,023,326    0.326 1,133   11,909  163,617 
First Insurance Company of Hawaii Ltd.  892,018   882,018   10,000  0.345 345 750 1,250  43,195 
Island Insurance Co. Ltd.  699,396   694,197   5,199  0.554 169 1,494 2,819  2,299 
Na Ali‘i Consulting & Sales LLC  683,000   680,000   3,000  1.265 286 611 244  
Enterprise Holdings Foundation & Enterprise, Alamo & National Car Rental  668,000   593,000   75,000      2,500 3,500  274,000 
Central Pacific Financial Corp.  621,861   621,861    0.261 845 9,598    368,636 
Pasha Hawaii  596,161   212,661   383,500  0.038 440      
Alaska Airlines  559,600   101,200   458,400  0.015 10      
Prince Resorts Hawaii  549,548   13,042   536,506        4,200  59,084 
Hawaiian Airlines  497,671   95,307   402,364  0.003 5,727 1,798 8,669  14,550 
Pflueger Group  368,128   184,064   184,064  0.245 105 40 40  
Par Hawaii Inc.  360,901   360,571   330  0.013 747   1,079  61,464 
UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance)  307,775   306,008   1,767  0.093 155 34 545  10,410 
Y. Hata & Co. Ltd.  291,817   122,888   168,929  0.04 401      
The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua  291,053   29,611   261,442      1,134 3,452  17,242 
Locations   274,049   274,049    0.544 114 313 1,249  
Swinerton Builders  228,000   80,000   148,000  0.045 90 3,168 1,760  9,664 
Hawai‘i Gas  225,000   200,000   25,000  0.083 350   700  45,000 
McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP  215,000   215,000    1.433 95      24,000 
Dorvin D. Leis Co. Inc.  201,000   191,000   10,000  0.101 665 100 1,000  16,400 
Nordic PCL Construction Inc.  182,760   162,725   20,035  0.054 250 900 1,200  40,914 
Atlas Insurance Agency Inc.  139,000   138,000   1,000  0.551 104 45 85  
G70   131,525   131,525    0.382 108   1,850  
American Carpet One – Floor and Home  130,000   120,000   10,000      250 20  50,000 
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union   122,592   117,592   5,000  0.546 131 300 1,000  17,500 
ProService Hawaii  113,898   113,898    0.04 266      
Bowers + Kubota Consulting Inc.  107,819   47,083   60,736  0.093 194 111 861  45,637 
Young Brothers LLC  101,019   21,379   79,640  0.018 380      25,000 
New York Life Insurance Co.  100,000   100,000    0.13 136      20,792 
Economy Plumbing & Air Conditioning  99,000   99,000        0 0  
AHL  80,706   26,351   54,355  0.125 88 575 206  2,535 
DTRIC Insurance  77,492   75,530   1,962  0.111 95   564  37,059 
Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co. Ltd.  72,000   72,000    0.085 127   75  10,000 
Admor HVAC Products Inc  65,000   65,000             
Coconut Condos  51,857   49,482   2,375  1.187 9 122 164  100 
Maui Divers of Hawaii Ltd.  51,682   25,232   26,450  0.063 278      
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty  48,844   46,144   2,700  0.279 188 284 254  15,000 
Clinical Labs of Hawaii  47,794   44,684   3,110  0.035 836 34 20  
RevoluSun Smart Home / RevoluSun LLC  39,700   14,200   25,500  0.042 75 150 200  2,000 
Eggs ‘n Things Hawaii Inc.  37,950   23,450   14,500        208  774 
The Hawaii Group Inc.  37,000   22,000   15,000  0.095 90 80 340  1,500 
T&T Tinting Specialists Inc.  29,000   9,000   20,000  0.241 29   50  
RAM Corporation  23,770   23,770    0.035 69      37,081 
Bishop & Company Inc.  23,173   23,173    0.317 10      
WATG  20,000     20,000  0 24   400  
Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties LLC  17,584   17,584    0.604 11      
Alert Holdings Group Inc. (dba Alert Alarm of Hawaii)   8,500   6,000   2,500        250  2,500 
Maui Plumbing Inc.   3,500   3,500    0.044 40   30  
Farmers Insurance Hawaii Inc.         88 25,879 26,068  

We think it is valuable to celebrate corporate giving in the Islands and encourage others to give. Those charitable donations are essential to our local communities.

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