The Hawaii Building Industry Foundation was established in 2004 to strengthen and support the building community.
Through its Education & Scholarship Fund, HBIF provides scholarships to deserving, economically disadvantaged students who are interested in pursuing careers in the building industry. The foundation has a long history of commitment to building a sustainable industry workforce in Hawaii and was instrumental in fundraising to build the Construction Training Center of the Pacific facility, complete with a workshop and classrooms for professional development, skilled workforce and pre-apprenticeship trainings.
DISASTER RECOVERY & RELIEF
HBIF also assists the industry, community, and those impacted by emergencies and disasters with housing recovery needs and rebuilding efforts. Through its Maui Recovery+Rebuild Fund, HBIF will support Maui recovery efforts when it is called upon.
Hawaii Building Industry Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, including but not limited to the following:
A. To provide scholarships to deserving, economically disadvantaged students who are interested in pursuing careers in the building industry.
B. To develop a sustainable building industry workforce in the State of Hawaii by providing educational opportunities for career development, including but not limited to the following: coordinating and promoting industry events and activities that provide educational awareness and support of industry issues; promoting educational programs that support a safe working environment; providing opportunities for the industry to showcase its projects, services, and products to educate the community in conducting business with industry professionals; encouraging participation in designation programs and career enhancement development tracks; and supporting community educational outreach programs that encourage life-long learning.
C. To provide aid to relieve human suffering caused by a natural or civil disaster or an emergency hardship and to assist the industry, the community, and those impacted by a natural or civil disaster or an emergency hardship with housing needs and rebuilding efforts, and aid.
D. To aid, support, and assist by gifts, contributions, or otherwise, other corporations, community chests, funds, and foundations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, or educational purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, and no substantial part of the activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation except as allowed under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), including the Form 5768 Election, or any successor provision.
E. To do any and all lawful activities which may be necessary, useful, or desirable for the furtherance, accomplishment, fostering, or attainment of the foregoing purposes, either directly or indirectly and either alone or in conjunction or cooperation with others, whether such others be persons or organizations of any kind or nature, such as corporations, firms, associations, trusts, institutions, foundations, or governmental bureaus, departments, or agencies.
The Hawaii Building Industry Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.
2023 Board of Trustees
Chairman: Alan Shintani, Alan Shintani Inc.
Vice Chairman: Dwight Mitsunaga, DM Pacific Architects
Secretary: Roseann Frietas, Better Business Bureau
Treasurer: Tim Waite, Simpson Strong-Tie
Trustee: Marc A. Rinker, Gentry Homes