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.

Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center

The Hawaii Health and Harm Reduction Center (HHHRC) supports those struggling with poverty, homelessness, and various health challenges, including HIV, hepatitis, substance use, and mental illness. Due to the nature of their work, social service providers working with vulnerable populations often encounter their own grief, trauma, and loss. HHHRC's Grief Recovery & Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Service Providers program will support the staff's well-being, help prevent burnout, and support the retention of staff who are passionate about helping in the most difficult of circumstances. HHHRC hopes to make the program available to staff from other social service providers, further strengthening teams across the state and ensuring they can continue to offer vital services to some of the most vulnerable among us. Learn more here.

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center believes that art has the power to improve individuals, our community and our future, and aims to ensure that access to the arts is a part of everyday life on Maui. They provide art workshops, classes for all ages, lectures, exhibitions, art events, historical house tours and educational outreach programs with schools and community partner organizations. Their art studios are the only public studios on Maui that offer year-round access to fine art equipment and technical supervision. Learn more here.

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Kauai Clubhouses

Recognizing an immediate need to address the loss of in-person learning during the pandemic, the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii Kauai Clubhouses shifted to out-of-school programs and services to provide a safe space to support youth education and well-being. Through its enriching programs, students are able to work on schoolwork, build relationships, develop leadership skills, and connect with one another. The organization’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those in most need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Learn more here.

Ceeds of Peace

Ceeds of Peace works to raise peacebuilding leaders by creating community platforms and opportunities for adults and youth, educators, family members, service providers, those in the justice system, business leaders, the faith community, and nonprofit professionals. They share and model tools, activities and best practices to develop leadership skills to create sustainable, just, peaceful communities. Learn more here.

Partnerships

Grants

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.