The mission of the HMSA Foundation is to extend HMSA’s commitment to providing access to cost-effective health care services; health promotion, education and research; and the promotion of social welfare.

The HMSA Foundation was established in 1986 by the Hawaii Medical Service Association to stimulate research of issues that confront Hawai`i’s health care industry. The Foundation is dedicated to improving health in Hawai`i through grantmaking, strategic initiatives, publications, and community-wide programs.

In response to tough economic times and the ever-growing need for education, research, information and financial support to help people understand and adapt to the rapidly changing health care market, the HMSA Foundation became a private foundation and established a grantmaking program in 1997. The HMSA Foundation provides a vehicle by which HMSA can invest resources in a cost-effective manner to enhance the overall health and quality of life for the communities we serve.