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Kauai United Way

A BBB Accredited Charity since 06/28/2012.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Kauai United Way
Phone: (808) 245-2043
Fax: (808) 246-8738
Address: PO Box 1087
Lihue, HI 96766
Report Creation Date: May 20, 2013
Report Expiration Date: May 20, 2015
Original Business Start Date: May 1970
Principal: Mr. Scott N. Giarman, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Mr. Scott N. Giarman, Executive Director - (808) 245-2043
Incorporated: May 1970, HI
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

United Way of Kauai
Kauai Community Chest

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.


Kauai United Way engages in fundraising and distribution of funds to non-profit organizations working in the area of human services. Participating agencies include: American Cancer Society- Kauai Division; American Heart Association - Kauai Branch; American Red Cross - Kauai Branch; Arc of Kauai; Boy Scouts of America - Aloha Council; Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii - Kappa and Waimea; Catholic Charities-Community & Housing Assistance Program; Child and Family Service; Friendship Club;, Girl Scout Council of Hawaii; Hale 'Opio Kauai, Inc.; Hawaii Children's Theatre; Hemophilia Foundation of Hawaii ; Hina Mauka; Kauai Center for Independent Living; Kauai Economic Opportunity, Inc.; Kauai Foodbank; Kauai Hospice; Legal Aid Society of Hawaii - Kauai; Malama Pono - Kauai Aids Project; Pals / Pats; P.A.T.C.H.; Salvation Army of Kauai; Y.M.C.A. of Kauai; Y.W.C.A. of Kauai

Total Program Expenses:$539,497


Chief Executive Officer:Scott Giarman
CEO Compensation:$54,368
Chair of the Board:Mark Marshall
Board Size:25
Paid Staff Size:3 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Direct Mail Appeals
Fundraising Events
Print Advertisements
Television/Radio Appeals
Internet/Website Appeals

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 Kauai United Way's Direct Mail Appeals
Fundraising Events
Print Advertisements
Planned Giving
Television/Radio Appeals
Internet/Website Appeals for the year ended June 30, 2012:

 Total Income:$476,249
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$539,497 81.62%113.28%
 Fund Raising:$40,668 6.15%8.54%
 Administrative:$80,795 12.22%16.96%
 Other:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Total Expenses:$660,960
* Excess of Expenses over Income$184,711
Beginning Net Assets$1,055,148
Ending Net Assets:$1,118,480
Total Assets$1,094,102
Total Liabilities$45,436

* 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:

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

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

Evaluation Conclusions: This charity meets the both of Hawaii's BBB's two additional Standards for Charitable Accountability.

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Report as of August 23, 2014 01:29
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