Perpetuating culture //

Sharing Aloha

The parent company of DAWSON, we’re a Native Hawaiian community impact organization whose principal mission is to benefit the Native Hawaiian community

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CULTURE + COMMUNITY

E paʻahana i ka mālama ʻana i ka moʻomeheu, ke kūlaiwi,
a me ka nohono o nā ʻŌiwi

Working diligently to preserve the culture, land, and way of life of Native Hawaiians

Honolulu Biennial

HB19: To / Make/ Wrong / Right

CONTACT

A Puʻuhonua Society Production

DAWSON ART PROJECT

Elevating Kanaka Maoli Artists

Lunalilo Home

Planting DAWSON Gardens

IOLANI PALACE

Power The Palace

Hawaiian Word of the Day

Hawaii Public Radio

HO'OULU HAWAI'I

King Kalakaua Era Exhibition

HOKULE'A

Polynesian Voyaging Society

WHO WE ARE

The parent organization of DAWSON, Hawaiian Native Corporation (HNC) is a Hawaiʻi-based nonprofit community impact organization that benefits our Native Hawaiian community by supporting initiatives that sustain our culture and our community. 

Mission

To principally benefit Native Hawaiians by perpetuating our unique Hawaiian culture and sharing aloha in our communities.

Vision

An enduring Native Hawaiian model of social entrepreneurship that creates wide-scale community impact.

Values

KULEANA – Fulfilling our responsibility to do the right thing

‘OHANA – Building a foundation rooted in family and community

ALOHA – Embodying humility, respect, and compassion for all

A Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)

Founded in February 2004, HNC is controlled entirely by Native Hawaiians and is Federally-certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a “Native Hawaiian Organization” (NHO).
NHOs are nonprofit organizations authorized by the SBA to participate in the 8(a) Business Development program, allowing them to establish ownership of firms approved as NHO-Owned Small Businesses. As part of the Native 8(a) program, an NHO’s business activities will principally benefit Native Hawaiians.
NHOs’ efforts to create economic impact for the Native Hawaiian community can include, for example, developing workforce training opportunities, building capacity in emerging industries, and supporting community programs.

WHAT WE DO

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

As an NHO, the HNC is building a strong foundation for sustainable economic development. Through DAWSON, our family of for-profit subsidiary companies, the HNC creates economic engines that power our unique model for business development, workforce development, and community building.

1. Building Economic Capacity
2. Creating Jobs
3. Funding Community Impact Programs

COMMUNITY IMPACT

With the goal of driving Native Hawaiian advancement, the HNC is dedicated to perpetuating our unique Hawaiian culture, supporting the well-being of Native Hawaiians, and nurturing the ʻāina (land) that sustains us. We support numerous community organizations and initiatives each year by sharing aloha in various ways:

1. Financial Contributions
2. In-kind Donations
3. Volunteer Services

YEARS

Serving our communities since 2004

PARTNERS

Supporting a range of organizations

OUR FAMILY OF COMPANIES

As a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO), the HNC oversees a family of for-profit subsidiaries collectively known as DAWSON. The HNC is funded by the economic engines of DAWSON and is registered as a nonprofit corporation with the State of Hawaii.

HNC Subsidiaries: DAWSON COMPANIES

– Dawson Technical

– Dawson Federal

– Dawson Solutions

– Dawson Enterprises

– Dawson Global

– D7

– Aktarius

– B&H Contracting Company

– Five Three Two Three Concepts