Community Commitment

The Cades Foundation—founded in 1991 by brothers Russell and Milton Cades—is the charitable arm of Cades Schutte LLP.

Separate from the firm’s continuing charitable giving, the Cades Foundation is a non-profit that supports our community by promoting advocacy, volunteerism, and funding support.

The Cades Foundation is the largest private funder of arts in Hawaii.

With a mission to support efforts that promote innovation in academics, medicine, and the arts, as well as the improvement of the legal profession and promotion of justice in Hawaii, the Foundation’s contributions support organizations that promote education, the well-being of children, the arts, and health and human services.

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We are proud to support the following organizations:

  • Aloha United Way
  • American Heart Association (Hawaii Chapter)
  • American Red Cross (Hawaii Chapter)
  • Artists For Appleseed
  • Assets School
  • Ballet Hawaii
  • Bamboo Ridge Press
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Bishop Museum
  • Boys And Girls Club Of Hawaii
  • Chamber Music Hawaii
  • Diamond Head Theatre
  • Family Promise of Hawaii
  • Filipino Community Center
  • Hanahau’oli School
  • Hawaii Foodbank
  • Hawaii Justice Foundation (Access To Justice)
  • Hawaii Opera Theatre
  • Hawaii Pops
  • Hawaii Public Radio
  • Hawaii Public Radio (PBN Award)
  • Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
  • Hawaii Theatre Center
  • Hawaii Youth Symphony Association
  • Hawaiian Humane Society
  • Helping Hands Hawaii
  • Historic Hawaii Foundation
  • Honolulu Chamber Music Series
  • Honolulu Museum Of Art
  • Honolulu Theatre For Youth
  • HUGS (Help, Understanding and Group Support)
  • Institute for Human Services, Inc.
  • Iolani Alumni Association
  • Iolani School
  • Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre
  • Kuakini Foundation
  • Le Jardin Academy
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
  • MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Manoa Heritage Center
  • Manoa Valley Theatre
  • McKinley High School Foundation
  • Mid-Pacific Institute
  • Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
  • PBS (Hawaii)
  • Polynesian Voyaging Society
  • Sex Abuse Treatment Center
  • Tax Foundation of Hawaii
  • Teach For America (Hawaii Chapter)
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • University of Hawaii (Bekesy)
  • University of Hawaii Foundation
  • Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii
  • William S. Richardson School of Law