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Hale Kipa, Inc.

A BBB Accredited Charity since 06/28/2010.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Hale Kipa, Inc.
Phone: (808) 589-1829
Fax: (808) 589-2610
Address: 615 Piikoi Street, #203
Honolulu, HI 96814
Report Creation Date: June 3, 2014
Report Expiration Date: June 3, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1970
Principal: Mr. Ernest "Punky" Pletan-Cross, President & CEO
Customer Contact: Mr. Ernest "Punky" Pletan-Cross, President & CEO - (808) 589-1829
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Hale Kipa Youth Services
Hale Kipa Youth Shelters

BBB Comments

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Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


Emergency Shelters & Kamala Program; Aftercare Monitoring; Hapai Homes; Ho'okala Program; Independent Living Program; Independent Living Program Training Apartments; Transitional Living Program; Ka'i Like; Intensive In-Home; Transitional Family Homes; Community Based Outreach and Advocacy, School Based Advocate Program, School Success Program, Sexual Exploitation Prevention Program, Step-Up Housing; & Youth Outreach (YO!)

Total Program Expenses:$5,096,527


Chief Executive Officer:Ernest "Punky" Pletan-Cross
CEO Compensation:$155,328
Chair of the Board:Luke W.T. Yeh
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Executive Vice President, Bank Of Hawaii
Board Size:15
Paid Staff Size:67 Full Time. 89 Part Time.

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


According to Hale Kipa, Inc.'s 2012-2013 Audited Financial Statements
2012-2013 IRS form 990 for the year ended June 30, 2013:

 Total Income:$6,661,607
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$5,096,527 80.82%76.51%
 Fund Raising:$131,603 2.09%1.98%
 Administrative:$1,078,047 17.10%16.18%
 Other:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Total Expenses:$6,306,177
Excess of Income over Expenses$355,430
Beginning Net Assets$2,318,759
Ending Net Assets:$2,674,189
Total Assets$5,693,613
Total Liabilities$3,019,424

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.

Notes and Comments

In addition to the aforementioned 20 BBB Standards for Charitable Accountibility, Hawaii's BBB has adopted two additional Standards for Charitable Accountability:

21) Each organization shall disclose the percentage of locally raised donations that remain in Hawaii;

22) Each organization shall comply with Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 467B Solicitation of Funds from the Public.

Evaluation Conclusions: The organization meets both of Hawaii's BBB's two additional Standards for Charitable Accountibility.

Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
415 Keoniana St
Honolulu, HI  96815-2018

2146 Damon St
Honolulu, HI  96822-2139

94-216 Farrington Highway
Waipahu, HI  96797

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ID: 24000198
Report as of August 29, 2014 15:30
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