Love and compassion

are vital to transforming human life and strengthening our community.

Who we are

Who We Are

Inspired by the life of visionary hotelier and philanthropist H.T. Hayashi, we are a family foundation guided by a passionate commitment to the people of Hawaii.

Supporting the Community

“My father’s values, including his compassion, guided him and acted as a filter in how he made his decisions. He believed in preventative measures within the community that you should treat the source of the problem, not just the symptom.”
– Corine Hayashi

Compassionate and innovative community development

Through community development, we create opportunities for the people of Hawaii to increase their self-sufficiency and quality of life. We work directly with grantees, investing in arts and culture, human development, environmental conservation and economic security, with a particular focus on programs that serve women, children and the elderly.

Below are a few of our grantees.

Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA)

Focusing on schools with a majority of students from low-income households, the Visual Arts Integrated Education Program provides art immersion classes for students and workshops for teachers to use art as an innovative and effective teaching strategy. Learn more here.

University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Athletics Department

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Athletics department provides student athletes with access to professional counseling services that help to support mental health and well being. Learn more here.

Kua‘aina Ulu ‘Auamo (KUA)

Through their community-based natural resources management, KUA works with the government and communities to protect, restore and care for Hawaii, empowering communities to cultivate abundant and healthy ecological systems that contribute to collective well being. Learn more here.

Domestic Violence Action Center

The Domestic Violence Action Center is committed to addressing domestic violence and other forms of harm in the Hawaii community through leadership, legal representation, survivor and system advocacy, and community education. Learn more here.



We believe in forward-thinking approaches to helping organizations achieve their goals. Providing counsel to all applicants and working to build capacity over multiple years, we partner closely with grantees for long-term growth.

Partner Organizations

We partner with diverse organizations to improve people’s quality of life and provide opportunities for the people of Hawaii to increase their self-sufficiency.