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Our Community

Reinvesting in our communities through volunteerism and philanthropy 

HPM's Community Building Team

Throughout our 100-plus years, transforming communities has remained intertwined with our mission and vision of helping Hawaiʻi build and live better. We've learned that building a strong, resilient community starts with nourishing local roots and tending the relationships that sustain us. Our giving through the HPM Foundation, HPM Community Building Team, and material donations provide resources to various incredible organizations working hard to uplift Hawaii's people and help others live better.

To show our gratitude for local nonprofits' tireless work and valuable contributions, we're pleased to contribute $100,000 each year through the HPM Foundation to support efforts that directly strengthen our community.

HPM Community by the Numbers


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The HPM Foundation

The HPM Foundation provides monetary donations ($100,000 annually) to local nonprofits. In recent years, we've supported the American Heart Association, Easter Seals Hawaii, Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii, Hale Aloha 0 Hilo Habitat for Humanity, Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Island Food Basket, Hawaii Island United Way, Imiloa Astronomy Center, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of Hawaii Island, University of Hawaii at Hilo Alumni & Friends Association.

The Community Reinvestment Framework (“CRF”) is a philosophy and guiding mindset for all we do at HPM, from doing business with our customers, to how we interact with our owner-employees. The framework was developed with the company’s Mission statement in mind. The name Community Reinvestment is to reflect the community’s support for HPM and our commitment to continue giving back. The CRF branches out into 5 focus areas that play a critical role in one’s everyday life.

community reinvestment framework

Scholarships for Hawai'i Students

HPM is committed to building Hawai'i's next generation of leaders and builders. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the upcoming school year. Applications are ONLY available online through the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) System Common Scholarship Application. Applications become available on October 1st and are due on March 1st. Please visit the UH System Common Scholarship Application for complete details and requirements.

Building Future Builders

This scholarship assists students enrolled for their 2nd year in the Carpentry program at any UH Community College campus statewide with costs associated with attendance, such as tuition, books, and fees.

Full-time and part-time UH Community College Carpentry program students are encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients will receive $750 each.

The Robert Fujimoto Scholarship

Established in honor of Robert “Bobby” M. Fujimoto, retired chairman, CEO, and third-generation leader of HPM Building Supply, who passed away in 2020 at the age of 93, this scholarship assists undergraduate students enrolled at any UH System campus statewide with costs associated with attendance such as tuition, books, and fees. 

Bobby Fujimoto was a staunch advocate of higher education who served on the UH Board of Regents from 1979 to 1987, including as its chair from 1981 to 1983. He made generous donations to UH and also served as a trustee of the UH Foundation. UH full-time undergraduate students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who graduated from a Hawai‘i high school are eligible to apply. Hawai‘i high school seniors who intend to enroll full-time at a UH campus are also eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 each.

HPM Community Blog

HPM Community Service

One hundred years could not have been celebrated without an appreciation for our community. We wanted to give back, so we partnered with and supported nonprofits and other community organizations throughout the state to fulfill 100 Acts of Service throughout our centennial year in 2021.

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Donation Requests

Requests for Hawai'i state monetary sponsorships, building materials, and auction or raffle items must be submitted to giving@hpmhawaii.com or mailed to:

HPM Building Supply
Attn: HPM Foundation
16-166 Melekahiwa Street
Keaau, HI 96749

Please attach the necessary documentation to support your request, including a 501c (3) designation letter for all monetary requests. If your request is approved, you will be notified within 60 days. Mahalo.