Island Insurance Foundation Donates Nearly $1.4 million to Local Non-profits in 2023, An Increase of Some 15% Over Prior Year - Island Insurance | Island Insurance

Island Insurance Foundation Donates Nearly $1.4 million to Local Non-profits in 2023, An Increase of Some 15% Over Prior Year

The Island Insurance Foundation, the charitable arm of Island Insurance and one of the top 25 most active private foundations in the state,donated almost $1.4 million to over 100 Hawai‘i non-profit organizations in 2023.

The foundation’s total 2023 donations represent an increase of approximately 15% over the year prior.

“Through support of these outstanding local non-profits, we hope to help make tangible differences in the lives of residents who needed it most, as well as give back to communities across the state where our customers, partners and employees live,” said Dana Tokioka, Island Insurance Foundation president.

Significant financial support was provided to local non-profits in broad areas including:

Education: Over $350,000
Support for education has been a pillar of giving for the Island Insurance Foundation since its establishment in 2003.

Through its longtime non-profit partner, the Public Schools of Hawai‘i Foundation, the Island Insurance Foundation presents the Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award to the local public-school principal who shows greatest vision, entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to the community; the 18th principal will be announced and recognized in April by the two foundations.

Other youth-focused educational organizations that received significant support in 2023 include Teach for America, After-School All-Stars Hawai‘i, Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders, Hawai‘i Literacy, Kids At Risk Mentoring Program (KAMP) Hawai‘i, Read to Me International and St. Andrew’s Schools.

Economic Relief/Social Support/Maui Wildfire Relief: Nearly $700,000
Hawai‘i Community Foundation, American Red Cross, Aloha United Way, Goodwill Hawai‘i, Helping Hands Hawai‘i, CrimeStoppers Honolulu, Hawaiian Humane Society, KUPU, Lanakila Meals on Wheels, Maui Food Bank, Maui Humane Society, Purple Maia Foundation, Pālama Settlement, YMCA of Honolulu and YWCA of O‘ahu are among the local non-profits that received donations to help provide social and economic support to the community. Other funding was given to organizations working to strengthen and diversify Hawai‘i’s economy to increase the state’s resiliency in the future.

“Support from organizations like the Island Insurance Foundation are critical because we need the community’s help to accomplish our mission of keeping our island home safe,” explained Honolulu Police Department Sgt. Chris Kim, who serves as the coordinator of CrimeStoppers Honolulu.

Health: Nearly $230,000
Donations in 2023 supported critical health organizations including the American Heart Association, Straub Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, Hawai‘i Children’s Cancer Foundation, Kapi‘olani Health Foundation, Kuakini Foundation and Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i.

Culture/Arts: Over $90,000
The foundation also made significant 2023 donations to support cultural and arts organizations that help enrich the lives of island residents. These organizations include Diamond Head Theatre, Downtown Art Center, Filipino Community Center, Hawai‘i Public Radio, Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, Hawai‘i United Okinawa Association, Hawai‘i Youth Symphony, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Japan-America Society of Hawai‘i, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i, Lāna‘i Cultural & Heritage Center and the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council.

About Island Insurance Foundation
The Island Insurance Foundation is the charitable arm of Island Insurance, Hawai‘i’s only locally owned and managed property and casualty insurance carrier.

Since 2003, the Foundation has donated over $13 million to a wide array of non-profit organizations across Hawai‘i. It donated almost $1.4 million to over 100 local non-profits in 2023 and is recognized as one of the top 25 most active private foundations in Hawai‘i. Founded in downtown Honolulu, Island Insurance has been serving Hawai‘i’s families and businesses for over 80 years. Island Insurance is the only Hawai‘i-based company to be recognized as a Top 50 property & casualty insurer in the nation by the Ward Group for an unprecedented 16 consecutive years. It holds a financial strength rating of “A” (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company.