From humble beginnings, our founder H.T. Hayashi became a self-made entrepreneur who believed in everyone’s ability to rise above their circumstances and change their lives for the better. Hayashi, the son of immigrant plantation workers, was deeply committed to serving his community as a husband, father, businessman and community leader. His core values of compassion, humility and integrity are still passed down from generation to generation.
Today, we continue to honor our founder’s legacy by giving back to our community. Established to benefit all of Hawaii, H.T. Hayashi Foundation is primarily supported by the Hayashi family and HTH Asset Management, LLC. Together, we identify local nonprofits that can best serve the current needs of our state and are aligned with the values and mission of our organization. Our annual selection process involves a review of a number of worthy nonprofits by our management team that is pared down for final selection by the board of directors.
In recent years, we’ve focused on improving the health and wellness of our kupuna, providing food and shelter for our growing homeless population, and supporting youth education initiatives.
Below is a list of organizations that we’ve had the privilege of supporting.
Honolulu Police Community Foundation
Founded in 1997, the Honolulu Police Community Foundation is a nonprofit that seeks to foster the relationship between the Honolulu Police Department and the community. The nonprofit works to strengthen HPD’s services, raise money for essential equipment, provide college scholarships and assist high-risk seniors who live alone. The foundation is not affiliated with HPD or the City and County of Honolulu.
Institute of Human Services
Hawaii’s most comprehensive human services agency focused exclusively on ending or preventing homelessness by offering tailored solutions for those in crisis while nurturing homeless people toward greater self-direction and responsibility.
A social venture program for students that promotes the discovery of entrepreneurial skills while teaching empowerment and positive social values
Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club
In 1918, Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole formed the first Hawaiian civic club to perpetuate and preserve the Hawaiian culture. The civic club organizes cultural events, provides scholarships and more to promote the education and social welfare of Native Hawaiians.
St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawai‘i
St. Francis Healthcare System provides a spectrum of pre- and post-acute care services and programs to patients and their families. Patients can count on St. Francis to always be there to serve.
Teach for America
Teach For America is a diverse network of leaders working to confront education inequality. Together, they are driving change across the country so that one day all children will have access to the education they deserve.
The YMCA of Honolulu
Founded in 1869, the YMCA of Honolulu serves children, teens, women and men of all ages, faiths and backgrounds in its mission to promote care, honesty, respect and responsibility. Today, the nonprofit serves more than 100,000 people a year through its programs and services, which focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Doctors, nurses, counselors, pharmacy staff and healthcare specialists working together to provide compassionate healing and expert care since 1967. Medical and social services are provided at clinics in Waikiki, Kaimuki and across Oahu.