COMMUNITY IMPACT

 PERPETUATING CULTURE // SHARING ALOHA

DAWSON is dedicated to supporting
our communities

Through the community impact work of our parent company, the Hawaiian Native Corporation (HNC), we carry forward a commitment to principally benefit Native Hawaiians by perpetuating our unique indigenous culture. We share aloha in our Native Hawaiian community by supporting numerous organizations via monetary contributions, in-kind donations, and volunteer hours. Additionally, DAWSON’s business operations serve as economic engines that create employment and advancement opportunities for Native Hawaiians. Beyond Hawaiʻi, we share the spirit of aloha in the local communities where we live and work.

Browse some of our community impact initiatives below.

Merrie Monarch Festival

Hawaiʻi’s premier cultural event honoring King Kalākaua

Bishop Museum

Iolani Palace

friends of iolani palace

DAWSON GARDENS

LUNALILO HOME

HOKULE’A

POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY

HAWAIIAN WORD OF THE DAY

HAWAI’I PUBLIC RADIO

Organizations We Support

BenefiTting Native Hawaiians

Through its parent organization, Hawaiian Native Corporation, DAWSON has provided monetary or in-kind support to numerous organizations benefitting the Native Hawaiian community, including:

  • ʻAhahui o nā Kauka – Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians
  • Bishop Museum
  • Chef Hui – #FeedthepeopleHI
  • Eddie Aikau Foundation
  • Family Ingredients (Rock Salt Media)
  • Hakipuʻu Learning Center
  • Hale Kealoha
  • Hawaiian Word of the Day on Hawaiʻi Public Radio (HPR)
  • Hawaii Community Foundation – Maui Strong Fund
  • Hikaʻalani
  • Historic Hawai‘i Foundation
  • Holomua Farms
  • Hoʻāla ʻAina Kūpono
  • Honolulu Biennial
  • Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Hoʻokuaʻāina
  • Hoʻōla Nā Pua
  • Hui Aloha
  • Iolani Palace
  • Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law
  • Kakoʻo ʻŌiwi
  • Ka Pua Hula o Ka Lei Lehua
  • Kealakehe Elementary School
  • Keiki O Ka ʻAina Family Learning Centers
  • KEY Project
  • Kū-A-Kanaka (EA Ecoversity)
  • Lunalilo Home
  • Mālama Honua Public Charter School
  • Mālama Kupuna Iwi & Hikaʻalani
  • MAʻO Farms
  • Nainoa Hoe Scholarship of Honor
  • Na Kama Kai
  • Native Hawaiian Advisory Council to the US Army
  • Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
  • Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
  • Native Hawaiian Organizations Association (NHOA)
  • North Shore Community Land Trust
  • North Shore Junior Lifeguard Association
  • Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation
  • Paepae o Heʻeia
  • Papahana Kuaola
  • Pohai o Kamehameha
  • Polynesian Voyaging Society
  • Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana (PKO)
  • Puʻuhonua Society
  • Waimea Valley- Hiʻipaka, LLC
  • Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi
  • The Queen’s Medical Center
  • ʻUluʻulu
  • Wāhea Foundation
  • Waimea Valley
  • Waiwai Collective

IMPACT BEYOND HAWAIʻI

Beyond our global headquarters in Hawaiʻi, we share aloha and support local communities across the US where we live and work. 

DAWSON Day of Service

Each year DAWSON organizes a company-wide Day of Service to honor the birthday of Auntie Beadie Kanahele Dawson. Auntie Beadie is the inspiration for DAWSON Impact, our community engagement program.

A renowned community leader, attorney, and practitioner of hoʻoponopono (a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation), Auntie Beadie has served the Native Hawaiian community and the people of Hawaiʻi throughout her nine decades of life. Inspired by her ongoing dedication to community service, hundreds of team members and volunteers come together on DAWSON’s Day of Service to make an impact in more than a dozen communities throughout the U.S.

DAWSON Aloha ʻĀina

To celebrate Earth Day, the DAWSON ʻohana comes together every April to show the ways we Aloha ʻĀina (love the land) where we live and work. Teams across the organization participate in planting trees and native vegetation, cleaning debris and litter, laying mulch, and more.

DAWSON NA KOA KAHIKO

We are grateful to the veterans who have sacrificed for our country, so we come together each July to celebrate our country and honor the veterans in our communities. Teams host projects at Fisher House Foundation locations and other veteran organizations, including meal preparation and serving, site cleanup, and other tasks needed by the locations.

DAWSON 12 days of christmas

Every December, the ‘ohana celebrates Kalikimaka for Keiki, purchasing and delivering gifts to children’s organizations in several communities.